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.

Location:

ESS Gateway Village, 901 Nimingarra Court, South Hedland

Date & time:

17 Apr 2018 08:00AM to 18 Apr 2018 05:00PM

Cost:

$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.

Registration:

To register contact Kath Ryan, DPIRD, T: 08 9166 4015 or E: Kath.Ryan@dpird.wa.gov.au

For more information:

Felicity Hamlyn-Hill M: 0428 113 732, felicityhamlyn-hill@bigpond.com or Anne Marie Huey T: 08 9191 7069, E:  annemarie@dampierdowns.com.

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