Making more from the pastoral zone

13 May 2016

Making More From Sheep has launched a new module, consolidating the relevant information for running successful wool and sheepmeat enterprises in the pastoral areas of Australia.

The module, ‘Efficient Pastoral Production’, was jointly developed by MLA and Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).

The material was devised by a team of technical experts and sheep producers regarded as industry leaders. The team identified the critical procedures for each component of a sheep business and the tools needed to make a start on changing enterprise practices. The manual was road-tested by sheep producers from all pastoral areas of Australia, as well as public and private service providers who operate businesses in the pastoral areas of Australia.

Seven areas of focus

The module contains seven procedures, each containing critical ‘must do’ activities, tools to assist you to manage the issues identified in the module, and signposts which direct you to further information and assistance on the particular topic.

The seven procedures in the module are:

  • know your property
  • establish a vision and plan for success
  • efficient pastoral production
  • determine a grazing management approach
  • match grazing pressure to feed supply
  • manage feral animals
  • obtain best production from rainfall received.

More information

Interested in running an event which aligns to the MMFS pastoral module? Talk to your MMFS state co-ordinator.

Read the module

Producers can also request a USB containing the module. To order one for free contact MLA on T: 1800 023 100 or E:


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