Around the Camp: Single Touch Payroll, EIDs, Fencing tips, and Lambing Planner.

  1. Single Touch Payroll (STP)
  2. Electronic Identification tags (EIDs)
  3. Exclusion fencing tips
  4. Production Pointers Part 3: Lambing Planner
  5. Upcoming Leading Sheep events
  6. Upcoming events
  7. eBulletins

1. Single Touch Payroll (STP)

Do you have employees? Do you pay wages?

Have you heard about Single Touch Payroll (STP)? No? You might want to talk to your accountant.

Single Touch Payroll is a new way of reporting tax and super information to the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Depending on the number of employees you have, these changes will be in effect from 1 July 2019.

There is a large amount of information available on the ATO website, click here to visit the STP information hub or if you would prefer to view a recorded webinar click here.

For specific individual advice, please talk to your accountant.

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2. Electronic Identification tags (EIDs)

Are you interested in using Electronic Identification ear tags in your sheep? Are you interested in collecting data which will help you make a more informed decision?

Knowing which animals are more productive and profitable will allow you to make a more informed decision when the time comes. Data can be quickly and easily collected and then used to help you make decisions. Examples of the variety of data can be found in The Practical Use of Electronic Identification: a summary of Leading Sheep EID workshops held in 2018, available here.

Come along to the Sheep Technology Field Day in Goondiwindi on 31 July and observe a practical demonstration of an auto drafter using EIDs to draft sheep, as well as a wide variety of other new technology. To view the flyer click here.

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3. Exclusion fencing tips and tricks.

Did you know that Leading Sheep has a collection of practical tips, tricks and lessons learnt in regards to preparing, building and maintaining exclusion fences? This information has been collected from producers over the last 6 years and is available on the Leading Sheep website.

Three of the most viewed articles are:

Exclusion fencing – a summary, south west bus tour. Click here

Wild dog exclusion fencing: a practical guide. Click here

Exclusion fencing tips from producers (4min 33sec video). Click here

To view the wide range of other material, including information on electric fences, please visit the Leading Sheep website and search for ‘fencing’.

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4. Production Pointers Part 3: Lambing Planner

This is the third part in a series of tools that can be used to make decisions on all aspects of sheep production. Part 3 is a planning calendar that makes it very easy for you to see the flow on effects of key management dates in relation to when you join your ewes.

This tool is very easy to use and gives you a starting point to work from for your 12 month management plan. It is available as a free app for both iPhone and android, as well as a hard copy.

For instructions on how to order a copy or download this app please click here.

Leading Sheep will have hard copies available at upcoming events.

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5.  Upcoming Leading Sheep events

31 July Sheep Technology Field Day, Goondiwindi by Leading Sheep. For more information and to register click here.

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6. Upcoming events

28 June Grant and Tender Writing Seminar, Charleville by Southern Queensland Landscapes. For more information contact Kate Percival here.

8 July Animal Health Day, Blackall by AgForce. For more information contact Vol Norris here.

10 July Animal Health Day, Yaraka by AgForce. For more information contact Vol Norris here.

10 July BredWellFedWell, St George by Fiona Cameron. For more information contact Fiona Cameron here.

11 July Animal Health Day, Windorah by AgForce. For more information contact Vol Norris here.

26-28 July Trans Tasman Sheep Dog Trials, Warwick. For more information click here.

1 August Exploring Opportunities to Improve Goat Profitability,  Cunnamulla by Agforce. For more information contact Trish McKenzie here.

2 August Future Food & Fibre Conference, St George. Save the date.

9-18 August Ekka, Brisbane. For more information click here.

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7. eBulletins

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