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Sheep Technologies (and more!)

  • YPASG Office 61 Main Street Minlaton, SA, 5575 Australia (map)

Sheep producers are encouraged to participate in the Sheep Technologies workshop hosted by YP Alkaline Soils Group. The livestock group members have identified the need to assess new technologies that may benefit their sheep enterprise profitability. 

Hamish Dickson, Principal Livestock Consultant for AgriPartner Consulting, and Pete Treloar, Precision Ag Services will co-deliver this workshop. 

Electronic identification through the use of RFID tags will be the next major step forward for our livestock industry, just as GPS and variable rate technology has assisted the cropping sector. Technology is advancing at a rapid rate, allowing data collection from individual animals with less labour and cheaper than ever before. 

Identifying ewes which produce the greatest return from lamb and wool production is a powerful management tool. 

Pete Treloar will add to the presentation by explaining his own journey to creating a successful electronic ear tag app, marketing the app and experiences in use on his own sheep property. 

Hamish Dickson will also deliver a session on feed budgeting – a powerful management tool where correct stocking rates will take advantage of good seasons and minimize impacts of poorer years.

Your investment: No cost to members and $50 (GST Inc) for non-members. This workshop is co-funded by Making More from Sheep and supported by YP Alkaline Soils Group.

Catering: Morning tea will be provided. Please bring own lunch. 

Further information: Contact Kristin McEvoy, YPASG on 0400 283 015 or email projects@alkalinesoils.com.au

Find out more at www.makingmorefromsheep.com.au or call AWI 1800 070 099, MLA 1800 675 717

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