Around the Camp: Shear-Jitsu / Dry season resources / AWI AGM / The Farm Table / Campylobacter

  1. Stand and Deliver – Shear-Jitsu videos
  2. Managing sheep in dry times – resources
  3. AWI AGM
  4. The Farm Table resource
  5. Campylobacter update
  6. Upcoming events
  7. eBulletins

1. Stand and Deliver – Shear-Jitsu videos

A series of four training videos highlight ways that shearers can prevent injury and increase the longevity of their careers. The videos feature Pera Davies who developed the ‘Stand and Deliver – Shear-Jitsu’ technique which is a new way to perform the catch and drag.

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2. Managing sheep in dry times – resources

There are many resources out there to assist with managing a sheep enterprise during dry times. Recent webinars from Sheep Connect NSW have also focused on pastoral areas and are applicable to Queensland producers. Some of the resources available are:

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3. AWI Annual General Meeting 2017

The Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) AGM is coming up in November this year. It is an opportunity for stakeholders to have their questions answered, have their say and elect industry representatives to the board. While often attending an AGM in person is difficult when there are many more jobs on the list at home the great news this year for the AWI AGM is that it will be broadcast live via Webcast on 17th November. In addition, AWI shareholders will also have the opportunity to submit questions online to the AWI Chairman and CEO to be answered at the AGM.

To keep up to date with information about the AWI annual general meeting click here to be taken to the website.
Formal notice and meeting papers will be sent to AWI shareholders in October 2017.

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4. The Farm Table

It’s school holidays and the kids are back home using all the precious internet data – but they could be using it on something more worthwhile than funny cat videos.

With information for every member of the household, the Farm Table is becoming the one-stop-shop for all things agriculture. It began as a DIY hobby to enable farmers to find information online more efficiently.  The Farm Table of the future will be a professional, collaborative and innovative platform that harnesses the collective knowledge of our agricultural industry.

On the website you can find information on weather and climate, innovation and agtech, careers, grants, rural networks and initiatives, business management and even a photography hub.

See for yourself what The Farm Table has that could help with your business or life in a rural community.

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5. Campylobacter update

Are your lamb marking percentages lower than you’d like?
Campylobacter infection can reduce lambing percentages by causing abortions, still born or weak lambs. On properties where Campylobacter bacteria is present, hidden lamb losses can be 9%; however if an abortion storm has occurred then lamb losses could be up to 40%. Campylobacter is widespread and has been confirmed in many sheep regions in Queensland.

How do you know if your property is affected by Campylobacter? Firstly any foetal and lamb losses from any cause should be investigated. Signs that may indicate Campylobacter infection is impacting your lamb marking results include:
• Wide gap between scanning and marking
• Late stage abortion
• Still born or weak lambs
• Significantly lower marking percentages in maidens, greater than 18% difference
• Lambing percentage significantly below district average
If your property has any of the above concerns, Campylobacter should be considered as a possible cause. A blood test is now available that can detect direct exposure to Campylobacter in sheep.

Below are some resources and contacts if you suspect Campylobacter may be an issue in your flock:

Or for more information speak to your local animal health product supplier or veterinarian.

(Article source: Coopers Animal Health)
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6. Upcoming events

26-28 September, Property Computer Mapping Workshops, Yaraka, Barcaldine & Winton. For more information or to register click here

4 October, Grazing BMP Accelerated Workshop, Taroom. For more information or to register click here.

4 October, Pig Trapping Workshop, Longreach. For more information please contact Doug Allpass

10-12 October, Nutrition EDGE, Quilpie. For more information please contact Darren Jennings.

12 October, Agricultural Technology  (AgTech) Field Day, Tara. For more information or to register click here.

13 October, Agricultural Technology (AgTech) Field Day, Stanthorpe. For more information or to register click here.

17 October, Pest Animal Management and Chemical Training Workshop, Bollon. For more information or to register click here.

19 October, Pest Animal Management and Chemical Training Workshop, Injune. For more information or to register click here.

19 October, Livestock Technology (StockTech) Field day, Quilpie. For more information or to register click here.

20-22 October, Channel Country Ladies day, Jundah. For more information click here.

24-25 October, Grazing BMP, Thargomindah. For all enquiries please contact Andrea Wiles.

25 October, GPS Essential Workshop, Roma. For more information and to register click here.

25 October, Multi Topic Workshop, Richmond. For more information and to register click here.

31 October, Decision Making Workshop, Longreach. For more information please contact Jane Tincknell.

2 November, Decision Making Workshop, Charleville. For more information please contact Darren Jennings.

16-17 November Young Beef Producers Forum Roma. To visit the website for more information, please click here.

21-22 November Grazing BMP, Morven. For all enquiries please contact Andrea Wiles.

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7. eBulletins

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