BredWell FedWell (BWFW) is a practical, one-day introductory workshop on how productivity and profitability can be improved through good breeding and feeding over the livestock production cycle, with a specific focus on profit drivers.
Producers can use the outcomes of the workshop to develop a genetics and nutrition regime suited to their environment and markets to boost profitability.
What will I learn
Workshops are hosted on-farm and aimed to improve the knowledge and skills of producers so they can:
- develop a customised breeding plan for their livestock enterprise aligned to their profit drivers
- identify sires and select animals that help them meet their objectives
- feed animals well to achieve their objectives and maximise their genetic investment.
What other producers say after attending BWFW
“Is it worth using EBVs for our cattle? Today tells me it is.” – Andy Hayes, The Garden Station NT.
Benefit to your business
So far, BWFW has delivered $17.2m* in total net benefits to participating producers as a result of workshops delivered between 2015–2021. Participants can expect an average annual net benefit of $2.48/ewe joined for sheep producers, and $2.98/cow mated for beef producers.
*calculated as net present value of adoption to 2045, discounted at 5% annually.
How to get involved
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Learn more about genetic tools
Visit MLA’s Genetics hub for easy to use online resources to find out how better breeding values can help you accelerate your herd’s or flock’s productivity.