Breeding EDGE Workshop | Port Hedland, WA
Breeding EDGE is designed to improve and refine producers breeder herd management and genetic improvement plans.
Participants will be able to develop a breeding herd management plan using genetic and reproductive knowledge and technologies, to achieve desired production targets.
Attending this workshop will help you to:
- evaluate current herd performance and understand which herd performance measures matter for your operation
- understand how to reduce reproductive wastage and calf loss
- identify strategies & management to improve breeding herd performance
- develop specific strategies to refine and improve breeder, bull and disease management
- develop breeding objectives for your own herd and identify selection criteria to meet these
- use tools to find the bulls with the right genetic merit to meet your selection criteria.
What you will learn:
- reproduction and current herd performance
- female reproduction
- managing the breeders - systems
- bull fertility and management
- reproductive diseases and diseases that impact reproduction
- breeder herd management plan
- genetic improvement of your herd (including breeding objectives)
- traits of economic importance for your herd
- genetic principles and selection tools
- selection and selection criteria
- breeds and breeding systems.
Presenters: Felicity Hamlyn-Hill (Beef Enterprise Advisory Services Pty Ltd) and Anne Marie Huey (Northern Rangelands Services)
Download the flyer here.
ESS Gateway Village, 901 Nimingarra Court, South Hedland
Date & time:
17 Apr 2018 08:00AM to 18 Apr 2018 05:00PM
$1,750pp* + GST / One person from a business or $1,450pp* + GST / Two or more people from a business. *Beef producers are eligible for discount of $500 (first person) and $250 (additional person/s) thanks to the generous support of MLA and DPIRD. Cost includes comprehensive set of workshop notes, workbook, lunch and morning/afternoon tea each day.
To register contact Kath Ryan, DPIRD, T: 08 9166 4015 or E: Kath.Ryan@dpird.wa.gov.au
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