The Breeding EDGE
Location: Bowen, QLD View Map
Date of this event: 29 October 2012
The breeding program for your herd affects the future direction and profitability of your business. The Breeding EDGE is designed to assist producers to develop a breeding program or improve the existing one. It uses reproductive and genetic knowledge and technologies to achieve desired production targets. The Breeding EDGE package has been customised for producers in northern Australia.
Monday, 29 October to Wednesday, 31 October 2012
8.30 am to 5.00 pm daily
Bowen Research Station
45 Warwick Road
Bowen QLD 4805
The workshop consists of six modules:
Examining your current situation
Setting breeding objectives
Managing the herd to capture benefits
What you will get from this workshop:
The workshop package consists of the three-day workshop, a follow-up day (approximately six months after the workshop) and on-going consultation with the deliverers, as needed. The workshop uses an interactive style, building on the participant’s knowledge. Materials provided include technical manual, workbook and references. The workshop deliverers are drawn from a team with substantial practical experience in animal breeding. Each deliverer is experienced with on-farm issues and has had close involvement with the research covered in the workshop.
During the workshop you will:
Work through the steps involved in developing a successful breeding program
Gain a thorough understanding of reproduction and genetic principles
Develop skills that can be applied on farm
Evaluate the reproductive and genetic options that best suit your situation
Develop strategies to optimise genetic gains and achieve desired change
Begin developing a breeding plan for your business
Individual issues will also be addressed during this course.
Cost and commitment:
The Breeding EDGE is a three day workshop – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm each day, with a paddock session in the afternoon of day 2.
Normally $1650 (or $1850 for two) plus GST, this workshop is being offered for only $500 plus GST for 2 people from the same business (for eligible participants), thanks to funding from Reef Plan. This includes all morning and afternoon teas and lunches for the duration of the workshop, and workshop materials.
Required by 8 October 2012. For more information please contact:
Lauren Williams M: 0467 804 287
Alan Laing T: 4720 5115 M: 0417 006 318
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