Sheep eID day

23 August 2024 until 23 August 2024
Sheep eID day

Farmers and graziers are invited to join the SA Arid Lands Landscape Board at the Rodger’s shearing shed from 11am – 5pm on Friday 23 August for a half day sheep workshop.

The free event will provide an opportunity to hear guest presentations and receive trial updates relevant to sheep producers.

Adelaide University researchers will share information on the benefit of local trials to investigate the benefits of supplementing summer-joined ewes and rams with melatonin and/or vitamin ADE to increase pregnancy rates in sheep and on ground.

Upper North farming Systems’ Ruth Somerville will speak about the Regenerating Goyder’s Line seeding trial, with a walk of a site to view the results in Broom Hilder’s paddock.

The eID focus will begin after lunch, with Anne Collins speaking about:

    • The opportunity the introduction of compulsory eID presents in terms of individual animal management and why you would bother
    • The importance of having a breeding objective and knowing what traits are important to you so you know what you might measure
    • Terminology explained – hardware options and how to get started
    • How to use data-to-drive decisions
    • An opportunity for questions to bring clarity to producers around the compulsory eID introduction

Datamars’ Northern SA manager Tristan Edwards will demonstrate drafting sheep, based on particular traits using Rodger’s auto drafter.

To close the day, Tom Finlay will demonstrate predator trapping tools and techniques as part of the PIRSA Trapper Program.

Registrations can be made at

More information is available from Sarah on 0438 846 373.

All welcome.

More information

Sarah Voumard

0438 846 373