Sheep producers hail ewe-beaut program

Queensland’s sheep and wool producers are hailing an innovative program that is helping them to improve their businesses’ productivity.

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Senior Extension Officer and Leading Sheep Manager Nicole Sallur said feedback received from producers about the Leading Sheep program was incredibly positive.

“Currently, 75 per cent of Queensland’s sheep and wool producers receive information through the Leading Sheep program, with more than 450 new members joining in the past three years,” Ms Sallur said.

“Since 2015, Leading Sheep has delivered 48 events to more than 2000 producers, including 15 webinars, supporting on-property changes that deliver profit and productivity gains.

“An amazing 96 per cent of producers reported they learnt something new from our events and 63 per cent said the information motivated them to make a business change.”

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