Breeding EDGE workshop | Cloncurry, Queensland

28 May 2019 08:00AM - 30 May 2019 05:00PM

Grainfed-Cattle Grainfed Cattle
Grassfed-Cattle Grassfed Cattle

Please note, due to floods this workshop has been cancelled. For more information please contact: info@mla.com.au

Breeding Edge is a three-day workshop designed to assist producers improve and refine their breeder herd management and genetic improvement plans.

Participants will be able to develop or refine a breeding herd management plan using genetic and reproductive knowledge and technologies, to achieve desired production targets.

Attending this workshop will help you to:

  • identify where the current breeder herd management program can be improved to reduce reproductive loss
  • measure reproductive performance more accurately
  • identify strategies and management to improve bull selection, retention, management and performance
  • develop, or refine, a practical and achievable management plan for the breeding herd that will lead to higher productivity
  • gain a thorough understanding of genetic improvement for both breeding cattle and turnoff cattle and develop breeding objectives to take your herd in a more profitable direction.

What you will learn:

  • current herd performance – what measures matter most
  • reproduction and reproduction loss
  • managing the breeders - systems
  • bull fertility and management
  • identifying 'not so obvious' bull faults that impact reproduction
  • reproductive diseases and diseases impacting reproduction
  • breeder herd management plans
  • genetic improvement of your herd (including breeding objectives)
  • genetic principles and selection tools
  • selection and selection criteria for traits important to you
  • breeds and breeding systems.

Presenters: Désirée Jackson (Désirée Jackson Livestock Management) and Tim Emery (Tropical Beef Technology Services).

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