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Lamb survival, wool, meat and productivity free workshop series

News release
07 June 2016

Eyre Peninsula Sheep Producers looking for better economic return on their investment are booking early into a series of free sheep productivity focused workshops this month.

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula Sustainable Farming Officer Mary Crawford is pleased at the early interest in the two workshops and encourages other sheep producers to contact her now to book a spot.

“With support from SheepConnect SA and Grain and Graze 3, we’re hosting San Jolly from Productive Nutrition Pty Ltd to talk with farmers about producing premium wool, clip preparation and market advantage, livestock saleyard advantage and trend in our ‘Getting the best from your end product workshops’.

The workshop will also cover meat penalties and loss, mitigating carcass downgrade, ewe selection, using ASBV’s to your advantage and much more. It is great to be offering this workshop at two locations, the first in Lock on Wednesday 22 June and the second at Streaky Bay Thursday 23 June.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Dr Colin Trengove from Pro Ag Consulting and researcher Jess Crittenden from Minnipa Agricultural Centre, to deliver ‘Lamb Survival workshops’ at Cleve Tuesday 28 June and Yallunda Flat on Wednesday 29 June,” Mary said.

“We’ve listened to feedback from farmers with regards to what their productivity and sustainability goals are and that’s how these workshops have come about. I am confident that sheep producers who come along to the workshops will have a chance to work through issues and seek advice. The bigger return to us all is the shared learning and benefit to the wider Eyre Peninsula farming community, so we continue to produce premium food and textile products and do it in sustainable natural resource management and business way.”

To book for any of the workshops phone Mary on 0407 187 787 and for further information visit: www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ep/get-involved/events

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Sustainable Farming Officer

0407 187 878

Mary.Crawford@sa.gov.au