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Breeding EDGE workshop | Cloncurry

29 Jul 2024 08:00AM - 31 Jul 2024 05:00PM

Grain-fed Cattle Grain-fed Cattle
Grass-fed Cattle Grass-fed Cattle
Sheep Sheep
Goat Goat
Lamb Lamb

Location: Cloncurry, QLD

Cost: $1,950 + GST / 1st person from one business; $1,650 + GST / 2nd and 3rd person from same business (producers only). Cost includes comprehensive set of Workshop Notes, Workbook, electronic files, other materials and catering.

Breeding EDGE is a three-day workshop designed to assist producers improve and refine their breeder herd management and genetic improvement plans  to achieve desired production targets.

Attending this workshop will help you to:

  • identify where your current breeder herd and bull management programs can be improved to reduce reproductive loss
  • measure reproductive performance more accurately
  • identify strategies and management to improve 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 turn-off 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: Felicity Hamlyn-Hill (Beef Enterprise Advisory Services), Tim Emery (Qld Department Agriculture & Fisheries) and Australian Cattle Veterinarians accredited vet (TBC).

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