Around the Camp June 2013

Welcome to the June edition of Around the Camp.  Each month this e-newsletter will bring you the latest sheep and wool industry information, news and events to help improve your productivity and profitability.  We would still like to hear from you, so email us to let us know what you think or what you might like to see in future editions.  Happy reading!

  1. How to participate in webinars anytime, anyplace on your smartphone
  2. Upcoming events
  3. WANTED: Three VERY lousy sheep
  4. Survey on pest animals and weeds
  5. Stocktake app
  6. YouTube video on udder selection
  7. AWI wild dog funding
  8. Pastoral innovation manual
  9. National wild dog action plan development project
  10. E-newsletters

 

1.  How to participate in webinars anytime, anyplace on your smartphone

Did you know there is an app available so you can attend webinars on your iPad, iPhone or Android device.  So you never have to miss another webinar again, just because you at not in your home office and best of all its free.

Click here to find out more and to download the app.

 

2. Upcoming events

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3. WANTED: Three VERY lousy sheep

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry are looking for three VERY lousy sheep close to Brisbane, which will be used to test potential new chemistries for lice control.

To find out more contact Peter James on 07 3255 4326 or peter.james@daff.qld.gov.au

 

4. Survey on pest animals and weeds

Biosecurity Queensland are conducting a survey to find out what pest animals and weeds require research.  It will take 10-15 minutes to complete and responses are due before the 14th June.

Click here to fill out the pest and weed survey.

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5. Stocktake app

Monitor land condition, stock numbers and rainfall with Stocktake Plus – a new decision support tool for graziers. You can also calculate forage budgets to balance stock numbers to pasture availability. Stocktake Plus also produces reports for all records kept, including long-term ‘benchmark’ carrying capacities for paddocks and properties.  The development of this app was funded by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and Meat and Livestock Australia.

Click here to find out more about this app and to download it.

 

6. YouTube video on udder selection

An old school skill used to identify ewes with wet and dry udders is now available on YouTube.  This video demonstrates how to assess udders and identify sheep which have lambed, those who have lost their lamb and those who are rearing a lamb.

Click here to view the video on wet and drying.

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7. AWI wild dog funding

AWI recently helped 48 groups across Australia to conduct on ground activities to kill wild dogs by releasing cash payments from a project commonly referred to as the ‘Kill More Dogs’ initiative.  The AWI Board has endorsed a second round of funding for dog control activities.  Applications are open to new groups as well as those assisted by the original funding.

Click here for more information and to apply.

 

8. Pastoral innovation manual

The Pastoral Innovation Manual was produced by Bestprac and documents a range of on-property innovations from pastoral areas and from other industry and geographical regions of Australia that are applicable to Australian rangeland businesses.  Innovations documented in this manual include: electronic sheep technology, goat/sheep trap, wire winder, saltbush and using climate information in decision making.

Click here to read about these innovations or order a copy of the manual.

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9. National wild dog action plan development project

In February 2013, WoolProducers Australia initiated a project to develop a National Wild Dog Action Plan.  The project aims to bring improved coordination and promote best practice standards across the varying State and regional approaches now in place, together with lists of agreed control measures, organisation plans and funding options.

Click here to read more about this wild dog action plan.

 

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