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  1. Australian Rural Leadership Program
  2. Vegetation management – what the new laws means?
  3. It’s ewe time forums
  4. Thinking of breeding for flystrike resistance?
  5. Upcoming events
  6. eBulletins

1. Australian Rural Leadership Program

Australian Wool Innovation funds the participation of emerging wool industry leaders in the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP). The program is producing a network of informed, capable and ethical leaders to work collaboratively to advance the interests of their industries, communities and rural Australia.

ARLP wool industry leaders engage with AWI, the wool industry and community about the learnings from the ARLP and continue to use these learnings for the advancement of rural and regional Australia.

Applications for course 26 end on 30 September 2018.

For more information visit: http://rural-leaders.org.au/our-programs/arlp/

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2. Vegetation management – what the new laws mean?

A webinar was conducted on the 13 July 2018 titled ‘What the new vegetation management laws mean for managing Mulga in South West Queensland’. This webinar was presented by Seamus Batstone from the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy in Charleville.

The recordings of this webinar are available here:

  1. Overview of changes in the vegetation management laws.
  2. Information on PMAVs, mapping, fodder harvesting and thinning.
  3. Property report maps and which clearing option applies to you.
  4. Mapping, using Queensland Globe to identify where you can harvest fodder.
  5. Mapping, using Queensland Globe to measure and identify fodder harvesting area.
  6. Information on compliance, monitoring and imagery.
  7. Key steps of vegetation management on your property.
  8. Questions and answers.

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3. It’s ewe time forums

It’s ewe time are half-day forums delivering practical tools and information to help sheep producers improve productivity and profitability.

Click here to find out more information and to register.

MLA General Manager – Producer Consultation & Adoption, Michael Crowley, said the objective of the half-day forum is to help producers achieve productivity increases in the form of carcase value, reproduction rates and reducing cost of production.

AWI General Manager – Woolgrower Services, Stephen Feighan, said while seasonal conditions are unfortunately very dry in many regions across Australia, the forum has been designed to help sheep and wool producers to plan and create more flexible and resilient businesses to achieve increased productivity and profitability.

Topics to be covered include sheepmeat and wool market outlooks, managing ewes in dry times, maximising lamb and weaner performance, animal health, integrating cropping and livestock and how to maximise profits from sheep.

Dates and locations:

  • Thursday 16 August  Dirranbandi
  • Tuesday 21 August Longreach
  • Wednesday 22 August Tambo
  • Thursday 23 August Mitchell

Cost: $35pp

Dirranbandi speakers include: Matt Playford (Dawbuts), Geoff Duddy (Sheep Solutions) and Hamish Dickson (AgriPartner Consulting).

Longreach, Tambo and Mitchell speakers include: Geoff Lindon (Australian Wool Innovation), Hamish Chandler (Meat & Livestock Australia), Andrea McKenzie (DAF QLD) and Brecken Curtis (Sprout Agribusiness).

A joint initiative of Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), the forum is part of the flagship Making More From Sheep program.

Click here to find out more information or to register.

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4. Thinking of breeding for flystrike resistance?

It is possible to select and breed your flock for increased flystrike resistance by focussing on the traits that increase the risk of breech strike and body strike. Here is how you can get started.

  1. Select rams with low wrinkle, low dag and low breech cover ASBVs.
  2. Assess ewes for fleece rot, wrinkle, dag and breech cover.
  3. Develop a joining strategy.
  4. Assess your lambs and make a decision about mulesing and hogget classing.

If you want more detail on how to get started breeding for flystrike resistance and how long it will take click here.

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5. Upcoming events

14 August 12.30-1.30pm Anthrax Webinar by DAF. Click here to register or for more information.

16 August Ewe Time Forum, Dirranbandi by MLA/AWI. Click here to register or for more information.

21 August Ewe Time Forum, Longreach by MLA/AWI. Click here to register or for more information.

21 August Succession Planning, Dalby by AgForce and NAB. Click here to register or for more information.

22 August Ewe Time Forum, Tambo by MLA/AWI. Click here to register or for more information.

23 August Ewe Time Forum, Mitchell by MLA/AWI. Click here to register or for more information.

18 September Productive and Persistent Legume Pastures, Texas by DAF and MLA. Click here to register or for more information.

18 September Property Computer Mapping, Taroom by AgForce. Click here to register or for more information.

18 September Farm Safety workshop, Winton by AgForce. Click here to register or for more information.

19 September Property Computer Mapping, Biloela by AgForce. Click here to register or for more information.

19 September Farm Safety workshop, Longreach by AgForce. Click here to register or for more information.

20 September Farm Safety workshop, Blackall by AgForce. Click here to register or for more information.

25 September Breed and Feed day, Yaraka by DAF. For more information contact Jane Tincknell on 0472 877 271 or email jane.tincknell@daf.qld.gov.au.

26 September Breed and Feed day, Barcaldine by DAF. For more information contact Jane Tincknell on 0472 877 271 or email jane.tincknell@daf.qld.gov.au.

10 October BeefUp Forum, Augathella by MLA. For more information contact Barb Bishop on barbara@barbarabishop.com.au

15-16 November Young Beef (& Sheep) Producers Forum by the Future Farmers Network. For more information visit: http://www.ybpf.com.au/index.html

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6. eBulletins

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