Around the Camp: Shearing sheds, Woolmark stencil, Young Guns competition and Production pointers #7.

  1. Shearing sheds
  2. Woolmark bale stencil
  3. LambEx 2020 – Young Guns competition
  4. Production Pointers Part 7: To feed or not to feed
  5. Upcoming Leading Sheep events
  6. Upcoming events
  7. eBulletins

1. Shearing sheds

Do you have an old one you are looking to upgrade? Or are you thinking of starting from scratch and building a new one?

Either way there are lots of ideas being talked about and many producers are weighing up decisions that will have a lasting impact on their property and business. Having a well-designed shearing shed will help improve efficiency and shearer safety, therefore allowing you to get more wool off faster.

AWI and Dubbo shearing contractors have worked together to design a shearing shed that addresses worker safety and animal welfare considerations, while also achieving improved shed efficiency and good wool quality outcomes. For more information, click here.

 

Leading Sheep will be hosting a shearing shed design workshop in Longreach on Thursday 5 December.

For more information and to register click here.

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2.Woolmark bale stencil

Have you got your free Woolmark logo stencil yet? Why not?

The Woolmark Company is proud to offer eligible Australian woolgrowers a free stencil of the Woolmark logo for use on wool bales. All you need is your AWI Shareholder or Levy Payer Number and your postcode.

To apply for your free stencil, please click here.

 

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3. LambEx 2020 – Young Guns competition

LambEx 2020 will be held in Melbourne on from 1-3 July and entry for the Young Guns competition is now open. The competition is aimed at bridging the city-country divide and increasing both awareness and communication of the ethical and sustainable methods of Australia’s sheep and lamb producers. This is essential for the industry’s strong future so LambEx wants to hear YOUR vision on how to connect the Australian sheep and lamb industry with city consumers.

Leading Sheep Project Leader, Andrea McKenzie was a finalist in the competition at the Perth LambEx in 2018 and describes the experience as one of the best she’s had, “Not only was the conference full of great ideas but the Young Guns experience built my communications skills, industry contacts and passion.”

If you are interested in this competition and would like more information, please click here.

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4. Production Pointers Part 7: To feed or not to feed

To help answer this question, you need to know at least three prices:

  1. What are your store lambs worth now?
  2. How much is it going to cost me to get my store lambs to finished lambs?
  3. How much are my finished lambs going to be worth?

If price 3 minus price 2 is smaller than price 1, it may be more profitable for you to sell store lambs.

 

If you are thinking about what to do with your lambs and would like some more information, click the links below.

To feed or not to feed article

Feedlotting lambs factsheet

Feed cost calculator

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5. Upcoming Leading Sheep events

  • 21 November Early Weaning Workshop, Dirranbandi by Elders, Bayer and Leading Sheep. For more information contact Hannah McKillop via email.
  • 5 December Shearing Shed Workshop, Longreach by Leading Sheep. For more information and to register click here.

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6. Upcoming events

  • 6 November Steam Weed Demo, Boom Rd turn off Goondiwindi. For more information click here.
  • 7 November Fodder Harvesting Workshop, Charleville by DNMRE. For more information click here.
  • 8 November Vegetation Management Info Day, Miles by SQ Landscapes. For more information contact Rod Davis on 0439 673 083 or email.
  • 12 November Property Computer Mapping, Charleville by AgForce. For more information contact Trish McKenzie on 0418 485 501.
  • 13 November Ag Advisor Breakfast, Roma by Grazing Futures and TRAIC. For more information and to register click here.
  • 13 November Resilience & Risk Based Decision Making, Surat by ConnectAg and TRAIC. For more information contact Rhonda Toms-Morgan 0407 678 574 or email.
  • 13 November Property Computer Mapping, Thargomindah by AgForce and Grazing Futures.  For more information contact Trish McKenzie on 0418 485 501.
  • 14 November Property Computer Mapping, Eromanga by AgForce and Grazing Futures. For more information contact Trish McKenzie on 0418 485 501.
  • 14 November Resilience & Risk Based Decision Making, Surat by ConnectAg and TRAIC. For more information contact Rhonda Toms-Morgan 0407 678 574 or email.
  • 14 November Productive & Persistent Legume Pastures, Begonia by DAF. For more information contact David Hickey on 0427 427 503 or email.
  • 14-15 November Young Beef Producers Forum (incuding sheep), Roma. For more information visit ybpf.com.au
  • 26 November Feeding Phosphorus, Aramac by DAF. For more information contact Byrony Daniels on 07 4994 0867 or email.
  • 27 November Feeding Phosphorus, Jericho by DAF. For more information contact Byrony Daniels on 07 4994 0867 or email.
  • 4 December Better Business Solutions Workshop, Quilpie by ConntectAg. For more information contact Rhonda Toms-Morgan 0407 678 574 or email.
  • 5 December Better Business Solutions Workshop, Thargomindah by ConntectAg. For more information contact Rhonda Toms-Morgan 0407 678 574 or email.
  • 6 December Better Business Solutions Workshop, Cunnamulla by ConntectAg. For more information contact Rhonda Toms-Morgan 0407 678 574 or email.

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7. eBulletins

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