Making more from sheep
The Making More from Sheep program was developed by MLA in partnership Australian Wool Innovation (AWI). It provides Australian lamb and wool producers with best-practice information, tools and training to help them build profitable and sustainable sheep enterprises.
The Making More from Sheep website was developed to provide access to an online manual, resources, tools and webinars.
Sheep producer’s manual
The Sheep producer’s manual is a 12-module online manual is based on the experiences of nearly 250 sheep producers and technical specialists. Modules include:
- Module 1 - Plan for Success
Helps producers set clear business objectives and strategic direction.
- Module 2 - Market Focused Wool Production
Provides a background to wool enterprise planning and is designed to assist with on-farm decision making.
- Module 3 - Market Focused Lamb and Sheepmeat Production
Assists producers to deliver quality-assured lamb and sheepmeat to target market specifications.
- Module 4 - Capable and Confident Producers
Offers practical ways to boost capacity, capability and confidence through effective communication, long-term planning and, ultimately, business performance.
- Module 5 - Protect Your Farm's Natural Assets
Details procedures to help producers build capital value and profitability, while keeping natural assets functioning effectively now and into the future.
- Module 6 - Healthy Soils
Outlines practices to determine soil health and to improve soil health to maximise pasture growth.
- Module 7 - Grow More Pasture
Outlines procedures to help producers grow more pasture on their property.
- Module 8 - Turn Pasture into Profit
Outlines ways to achieve alignment between animal demand and pasture supply to maximise animal production without jeopardising the feedbase or natural resources.
- Module 9 - Gain from Genetics
Assists the commercial flock owner to capture the benefits of improved genetics.
- Module 10 - Wean More Lambs
Provides a management framework and guidelines to improve flock reproduction rates and lamb survival to weaning.
- Module 11 - Healthy and Contented Sheep
Demonstrates cost-effective parasite and disease-management strategies.
- Module 12 - Efficient Pastoral Production
Assists pastoral sheep producers increase enterprise productivity, profitability and personal satisfaction of operating a successful pastoral business
The Making More from Sheep partnership has produced a series of webinars on a variety of topics to assist sheep producers in their businesses.
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