Sheep reproduction – getting results for your investment

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With lamb and wool prices currently high, Eyre Peninsula sheep producers looking to increase the economic return on their livestock investment are booking early into a series of free sheep reproduction focused workshops in early March. Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula Sustainable Farming Officer Mary Crawford is delighted at the interest in the three workshops and encourages other sheep producers to contact her to book a spot.

With lamb and wool prices currently high, Eyre Peninsula sheep producers looking to increase the economic return on their livestock investment are booking early into a series of free sheep reproduction focused workshops in early March.

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

Ms Crawford said Dr Colin Trengove from Pro Ag Consulting will return with researcher Jess Crittenden from Minnipa Agricultural Centre, to talk with farmers about capitalising returns on their valuable sheep flock.

“Some of the topics covered by Dr Trengove will be fertility, concerns about powdery mildew and aphids, and achieving ideal lamb birthing weights,” Ms Crawford said.

“Jess Crettenden will discuss the impact of ewe temperament on their ability to successfully raise a lamb and how to select the right ewes to keep in the flock.”

With support from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme, SheepConnect SA and Grain and Graze, workshops will be held across Eyre Peninsula starting at the Darke Peak Hotel on Monday 6 March, Wudinna Tele Centre Tuesday 7 March and Ceduna Football Clubrooms on Wednesday 8 March 2017.

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

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