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Breeding EDGE Workshop | Augathella

01 Jun 2020 08:00AM - 03 Jun 2020 05:00PM

Grass-fed Cattle Grass-fed Cattle
Cattle Cattle

Location: Cancelled due to Covid-19

Location: Cancelled due to Covid-19

Cost: $1,750 + GST / 1st person from one business
$1,450 + GST / 2nd person from the same business or additional persons from a business

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