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Bred Well Fed Well Returns to the Central West

By popular demand, the Bred Well Fed Well workshop is coming back to the Central West after a hugely successful launch last year where 100% of the 80 participants said they would recommend the program to others.

Central West sheep producers will again be given the opportunity to learn practical tools to optimise reproduction and profitability in their ewe flocks from some of the leading experts on sheep genetics and nutrition in Australia including Dr Jason Trompf. And the first 20 businesses to register will be free!

 

This year, Norm and Pip Smith will host the day at ‘Glenwood’, Wellington on Wednesday 4 September 2013 from 9am in collaboration with Bella Lana and Hilltop Studs.

 

On behalf of the group Scott Brien of Bella Lana said that they were excited to bring such a successful training initiative back to the Central West.

 

“The feedback from the growers that attended the workshop in Wellington last year was amazing and many of them have already implemented the learnings to increase profitability on farm,” Scott said.

 

“It is not often you get the chance to hear from some of the leading experts in Australia on genetics and nutrition so we wanted to give the opportunity to as many people as possible in the Central West by bringing it back.”

 

Lachlan Campbell from ‘Bonada’, Mumbil, said “Bred Well Fed Well is a workshop that explains easily and very powerfully the relation between the genetic potential of sheep, the application of a clear but simple management plan and the positive influence on cash-flow and profit.”

 

“Within a couple of hours fantastic speakers like Jason do a great job in setting why, and then how, a business can identify, select and manage for more profitable sheep,” Mr Campbell added.

 

The Bred Well Fed Well Workshops focus on:

  • improved understanding of how to use reliable breeding tools to improve enterprise profitability;
  • how to develop a breeding objective for your sheep enterprise;
  • better management of ewe nutrition for reproductive performance and flock profitability; and
  • skills in assessing ewe condition and developing simple energy budgets for the ewe flock.

 

The Bred Well Fed Well workshops are funded by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) through their Making More from Sheep initiative and supported by the Sheep Cooperative Research Centre (Sheep CRC) as a part of a national program to increase sheep industry productivity and profitability.

 

Bella Lana, Glenwood and Hilltop work together to promote the many benefits of SRS Genetics and have built a solid reputation for delivering truly all-purpose Merinos while adhering to a strict code of ethics. Sheep from these three leading Studs will be on display on the day.

 

The workshop has a fee of $50 per business and lunch will be provided. The first 20 businesses to RSVP will be FREE

 

For more information go to BWFW Flyer

 

Media Contact:

Ian Smith

0417 020 429

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RSVP:

Norm and Pip Smith

02 68453665

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Bred Well Fed Well Returns to the Monaro

By popular demand, the Bred Well Fed Well workshop is coming back to the Monaro after a hugely successful launch last year where 100% of participants said they would recommend the program to others.

Monaro sheep producers will again be given the opportunity to learn practical tools to optimise reproduction and profitability in their ewe flocks from some of the leading experts on sheep genetics and nutrition including Dr Jason Trompf and Cooma-based Doug Alcock.

This year, Henry & Julia Bridgewater will host the day at ‘Sherwood’, Nimmitabel on Monday 9 September 2013 from 9am. As a member of the SRS Monaro Group, Henry said that they were excited to bring such a successful training initiative back to the Monaro.

 

“The feedback from the growers that attended the workshop last year was amazing and many of them have already implemented the learnings to increase profitability on farm,” Mr Bridgewater said.

 

“It is not often you get the chance to hear from some of the leading experts in Australia on genetics and nutrition so we wanted to give the opportunity to as many people as possible on the Monaro by bringing it back.”

 

George Papatodori, who travelled all the way from Rankin Springs for last year’s workshop, said “BWFW is a must for anyone serious about sheep production. It was one of the most informative field days I’ve been to.”

 

Narelle Moody and John Boyd from ‘Crookshanks’, Cooma said “When we buy rams in the future, we’ll have an eye to improving the recordable genetics of our flock. We learnt a huge amount from the workshop and are looking forward to consolidating what we learnt last year at this year’s workshop on 9 September.”

 

The Bred Well Fed Well Workshops focus on:

  • improved understanding of how to use reliable breeding tools to improve enterprise profitability;
  • how to develop a breeding objective for your sheep enterprise;
  • better management of ewe nutrition for reproductive performance and flock profitability; and
  • skills in assessing ewe condition and developing simple energy budgets for the ewe flock.

The Bred Well Fed Well workshops are funded by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) through their Making More from Sheep initiative and supported by the Sheep Cooperative Research Centre (Sheep CRC) as a part of a national program to increase sheep industry productivity and profitability.

 

The SRS® Monaro Ram Selling Group work together to promote the many benefits of SRS® Genetics and have built a solid reputation for delivering truly all-purpose Merinos while adhering to a strict code of ethics. They are BellaLana, Blue Gate, Glenwood, Richmond and Sherwood.

 

The workshop has a fee of $50 per business and lunch will be provided. For more information go to BWFW Flyer

 

Media Contact:

Ian Smith

0417 020 429

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RSVP:

Henry and Julia Bridgewater

64536233

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Bred Well Fed Well Comes to the Monaro

Monaro sheep producers will be given the opportunity to learn practical tools to optimise reproduction and profitability in their ewe flocks at a ‘Bred Well Fed Well’ (BWFW) workshop to be held at ‘Severn Park’ Cooma on 28 September 2012 from 9am to 2pm.

This highly successful initiative, which has been rolled out nationally, will feature three of the leading experts on sheep genetics and nutrition in Australia, Dr Mark Ferguson, Dr Jason Trompf and Luke Stephen.

Chairman of the SRS® Monaro Group, Trevor Ryan, said that they were excited to bring such a successful training initiative to the Monaro.

"The goals of Bred Well Fed Well are closely aligned with those of our group in focusing on improved fertility, low maintenance and feed efficiency, all of which equate to more dollars in the pockets of commercial growers," Mr Ryan said.

"It is not often you get the opportunity to hear from some of the leading experts in Australia on genetics and nutrition so we wanted to give the opportunity to as many people as possible on the Monaro."

The Bred Well Fed Well Workshops focus on:

- improved understanding of how to use reliable breeding tools to improve enterprise profitability;

- how to develop a breeding objective for your sheep enterprise;

- better management of ewe nutrition for reproductive performance and flock profitability; and

- skills in assessing ewe condition and developing simple energy budgets for the ewe flock.

The Bred Well Fed Well workshops are funded by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) through their Making More from Sheep initiative and supported by the Sheep Cooperative Research Centre (Sheep CRC) as a part of a national program to increase sheep industry productivity and profitability.

The SRS® Monaro Ram Selling Group work together to promote the many benefits of SRS® Genetics and have built a solid reputation for delivering truly all-purpose Merinos while adhering to a strict code of ethics. They are Aloeburn, BellaLana, Blue Gate, Blyth, Boxleigh Park, Glenwood, Mumblebone, Parkdale, Richmond and Sherwood.

The workshop is free of charge and lunch will be provided.

Media Contact and RSVP for Workshop:

Ian Smith

0417 020 429

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ASBVs Get a Big Thumbs Up at Monaro Workshop

100% of participants at the Bred Well Fed Well (BWFW) Workshop held at 'Severn Park' (near Cooma) today said that they would now use Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBV) to select rams that fit their breeding objectives.

Around 50 commercial woolgrowers heard from two of the leading experts in Australia on sheep genetics and nutrition, Dr Mark Ferguson and Dr Jason Trompf. Producers were provided with practical tools that they could immediately put into action to optimise reproduction and profitability in their ewe flocks.

Member of the SRS Monaro Group (who hosted the workshop), Henry Bridgewater, said the day had far exceeded his expectations with close to 100% of participants also saying they would recommend BWFW to others.

"We were keen to bring BWFW to the Monaro as it provides practical tools for improving fertility & feed efficiency, and takes away the 'smoke and mirrors' from using breeding values on-farm. All of which equate to more dollars in the pockets of commercial growers in the region," Mr Bridgewater said.

"It is not often you get the opportunity to hear from some of the leading experts in Australia so we wanted to give the opportunity to as many people as possible."

Dr Mark Ferguson from Murdoch University in Western Australia said the day was squarely aimed at improving the profitability of ewe flocks because they are the engine room of the industry.

"We were able to help participants to set breeding goals for their ewe flocks and teach them how to use tools like Breeding Values to choose fit-for-purpose rams," Dr Ferguson said.

The Bred Well Fed Well workshops are funded by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) through their Making More from Sheep initiative and supported by the Sheep Cooperative Research Centre (Sheep CRC) as a part of a national program to increase sheep industry productivity and profitability.

The SRS® Monaro Group work together to promote the many benefits of SRS® Genetics. All members of the group adhere to a strict code of ethics and display a high level of integrity within their businesses. They are Aloeburn, BellaLana, Blue Gate, Blyth, Boxleigh Park, Glenwood, Mumblebone, Parkdale, Richmond and Sherwood.

Now in its 3rd year, the annual SRS® Monaro Ram Sale brings together genetics from these ten leading SRS® studs and will be held on Wednesday 24 October 2012 at 'Severn Park', Cooma. The sale will feature over 70 "top of the drop" Merino and Poll Merino rams selected specifically to suit the needs of sheep producers in southern NSW and Northern Victoria. Inspection is from 10am.

High Resolution Photos are available on request

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Media Contact:

Ian Smith

0417 020 429

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Record Crowd at Bred Well Fed Well Workshop

Over 80 commercial woolgrowers heard from three of the leading experts in Australia on sheep genetics and nutrition, Dr Mark Ferguson, Dr Jason Trompf and Luke Stephen. Producers were provided with practical tools that they could immediately put into action to optimise reproduction and profitability in their ewe flocks.

President of the SRS Classic Group (who hosted the workshop), Norm Smith, said the day had far exceeded his expectations with 100% of participants saying they would recommend BWFW to others.

"We were keen to bring BWFW to the Central West as it provides practical tools for improving fertility & feed efficiency, and takes away the 'smoke and mirrors' from using breeding values on-farm. All of which equate to more dollars in the pockets of commercial growers in the region,' Mr Smith said.

"It is not often you get the opportunity to hear from some of the leading experts in Australia so we wanted to give the opportunity to as many people as possible."

The Bred Well Fed Well workshops are funded by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) through their Making More from Sheep initiative and supported by the Sheep Cooperative Research Centre (Sheep CRC) as a part of a national program to increase sheep industry productivity and profitability.

The SRS® Classic Ram Selling Group work together to promote the many benefits of SRS® Genetics. All members of the group adhere to a strict code of ethics and display a high level of integrity within their businesses. They are Bella Lana, Boxleigh Park, Glenwood, and Mumblebone from the Wellington region; GullenGamble, Yeoval; Hilltop, Mudgee; and Parkdale, Dubbo.

Now in its 8th year the SRS Classic Ram Sale features 82 'top of drop' rams from seven leading SRS® studs and will be held on Saturday 13 October 2012 at the Wellington Showground.

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Photo: Dr Mark Ferguson from Murdoch University provides some hands-on advice about condition scoring at the Central West Bred Well Fed Well Workshop

 

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Media Contact:

Ian Smith

0417 020 429

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