Lifting fertility in flocks

20/01/2019 Posted by admin

BOOSTING THE BOTTOM LINE IN FLOCKS: David Brown of Holmes Sackett, Wagga is pictured with his dog Salty. Picture: Nikki ReynoldsFERTILITY is key when it comes to increasing the bottom line in sheep flocks.
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Producers will have the opportunity to learn about maximising conception rates and achieving the best results from top-performing genetics at an upcoming series of seminars.

Holmes Sackett consultant, David Brown, Wagga said the aim was to provide information to producers before joining.

Mr Brown said it was also timely given the fact that prices at a saleyard level were high and this combined well with the auction returns for wool.He said part of the workshop would focus on evaluating the best way to get value from rams.

Mr Brown said one of the main focuses of the workshops was to“up-skill” producers in conducting their own ram inspections before joining. “If you are perusing rapid genetic improvement in the flock you can’t do this if there is a bogus ram in there,” he said.

The workshops will focus on ram management and provide best practice pre-joining information.

Mr Brown said the workshops were an initiative ofSheep Connect NSW, and partners Zoetis and Holmes Sackett.

Sheep Connect NSW project manager Megan Rogers said the aim was to provide “hands on” practical information.“With the high prices for sheep, any benefits from improving ram performance will translate directly into dollars into producer pockets, and that can only be a good thing,” she said.

Ms Rogers said ram purchases were a key investment for any sheep operation, and ensuring that sires are performing to potential gives better returns.

One of the speakers isveterinarian Matt Playford, Dawbuts who will provide information on howto complete pre-joining ram inspections.

There will also be discussion and practical sessions on inspecting rams for soundness. Plus attendees can learn about making financial decisions in terms of spending money on rams.

The aim was to run the work shops before joining in southern NSW.

Dates and locations:

January, 30 –Harden January, 31 – YassFebruary, 1– Bombala February, 2 – CoomaFebruary, 3– Tumbarumba Registrations HTTPS://SHEEPCONNECTRAMINSPECT.EVENTBRITE.COM.AU

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