Livestock Advisor Updates: Webinar
22 Oct 2020 04:00PM - 22 Oct 2020 05:00PM
Location: Online. Webinar hosted via Zoom.
Confinement feeding is becoming known as a best practice strategy for many livestock producers to manage groundcover and protect the soil. This webinar will provide insight into some of the success factors of confinement feeding sheep and cattle in different production regions around Australia. The webinar will feature a panel discussion with three experienced producers, David Counsell, Jason Stokes and Tom Sweeney, facilitated by Meg Bell.
Meg Bell runs her own business ‘Coleraine Livestock Consulting’. She grew up on a beef and cropping property in South Australia and since finishing university, has had experience in various livestock industries in Victoria and SA. Meg works with individual producers as well as farmer groups.
David Counsell operates a property at Barcaldine, in Central Western Queensland, where he has a core wool sheep flock and seasonally runs cattle on agistment. Currently severely droughted, David will share his experience with drought confinement feedlots.
Jason Stokes runs a Merino and white Suffolk livestock enterprise on his mixed farm in the northern wheat belt of WA. Jason takes a keen interest in industry development through hosting on-farm trials and veterinary student placements and is a member of the GRDC Geraldton Port Zone Grower Network.
Tom Sweeney has over thirty years’ experience managing livestock enterprises. He has experience in livestock confinement feeding in Victoria as well as beef and sheep feedlot enterprises, always with a focus on the best welfare practices.