Around the Camp: Tips for feedlotting lambs

    1. Sheep and wool challenge facebook like
    2. Agri-business CEO mentoring program
    3. Tips for feedlotting lambs
    4. Farm biosecurity – it’s easier than you think
    5. Upcoming events
    6. eBulletins

1. Sheep and wool challenge

Leading Sheep_Sheep and Wool Challenge 2017_1200x627The Sheep and Wool Challenge is on, so it’s time to get your creative juices flowing! We want you to create a short, entertaining video showing a solution to a Queensland sheep and wool industry issue. Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Leading Sheep senior extension officer Nicole Sallur said there are sections for secondary school students, where prize money is split between the school and the student, and an Open Category for over 18’s, including those at college and tertiary students. We have also included a people’s choice award with a purse of $500. Click here to read more.

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2. Agri-business CEO mentoring program

IMG_9648-2Financial assistance for up to eight Queensland wool producers to take part in the Agri-Business CEO Mentoring Program during 2017 to access specialist advice, mentoring and support has been announced by the Queensland Government. The 12-month CEO Mentoring Program is a joint initiative of Leading Sheep and the Agri-Business Development Institute (ABDI). Over 12 months the Agri-business CEO Mentoring Program features three two-day workshops in Brisbane, monthly call-in mentoring sessions and accountability and goal tracking, regular group catch-ups, and training modules based on the ABDI 12 Pillars of Business Best Practice. Click here to read more about the program. Click here to read more about the financial assistance Leading Sheep is offering.

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3. Tips for feedlotting lambs

sheep-in-yards-3Phil Kemp runs Prime Lamb Australia feedlot on the Darling Downs and has some advice for sheep producers who may consider finishing their lambs in a feedlot. With a brighter seasonal outlook, producers restocking, exclusion fences being erected, some very positive lamb marking percentages as well as lower grain prices the outlook for feedlotting lambs is looking much brighter than in recent years. 
To find out Phil’s tips for successful feedlotting, click here.
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4. Farm biosecurity – it’s easier than you think

Farm Biosecurity Biosecurity is simply risk management. The risk you are managing is the chance of unwanted pests, diseases, or weeds entering your property, establishing, and spreading. From a food safety perspective, this also includes contaminants entering the food chain from incidents such as cattle finding those old batteries dumped down in the paddock. Click here to read more.

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5. Upcoming events

15 February, Business Growth and Transfer, Charleville. To find out more or to register click here.

16-17 February, Business Edge workshop, Brisbane. To find out more or to register click here.

20 February, Humpy Back in Sheep – the latest findings!, webinar. Register here.

21 February, Grazing Fundamentals workshop, Winton. To find out more or to register click here.

22 February, Grazing Fundamentals workshop, Longreach. To find out more or to register click here.

23-25 February, RCS Pasture to Pocket, Charleville. To find out more contact Darren Jennings at South West NRM on 0428 220 136 or email darren.jennings@swnrm.org.au.

27 February , RCS Pasture to Pocket, Tambo. To find out more contact Darren Jennings at South West NRM on 0428 220 136 or email darren.jennings@swnrm.org.au.

27-28 February, Business Edge workshop, Blackall. To find out more or to register click here.

7 March, Pest Animal Management and Chemical Training workshop, Tambo. To find out more or register click here.

9 March, Pest Animal Management and Chemical Training workshop, Morven. To find out more or register click here.

7 March, Flood Fencing field day, ‘Glentuckie’, Cunnamulla. To find out more contact Darren Jennings at South West NRM on 0428 220 136 or email darren.jennings@swnrm.org.au.

9 March, Your sheep health is your wealth forum and dinner, Longreach. To find out more contact Alex Stirton, DAF, 07 4654 4212 or alex.stirton@daf.qld.gov.au.

late March-early April, Grazing Fundamentals workshop, SW Queensland. To find out more contact Darren Jennings at South West NRM on 0428 220 136 or email darren.jennings@swnrm.org.au

starts late March, Agribusiness CEO Mentoring program, Brisbane. To find out more click here.

14 June, Fire, Biodiversity and Carbon, ‘Tooloombilla’, Injune. To find out more contact Rhonda Toms-Morgan at QMDC on rhondat@qmdc.org.au

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6. eBulletins

AWI weekly wool price reports

AWI Woolgrowers’ newsletter – January 2017

Sheep CRC News – January 2017

Sheep Central – 02 February 2017

Invasive Animals CRC Feral Flyer – February 2017

ParaBoss News January 2017 – State Outlooks

FutureBeef update

Queensland Agriculture newsletter – Summer edition

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