Around the Camp: Risks around restocking, farm check-in app, Barber’s pole warning & Leading Sheep staff update.

  1. Risks around restocking
  2. Farm check-in app
  3. Barbers pole warning
  4. New Leading Sheep staff member
  5. Upcoming Leading Sheep events
  6. Upcoming events
  7. eBulletins and podcasts

1. Risks around restocking

Many Queensland sheep producers have already started restocking and more will follow if the forecasted summer rain arrives or prices come back a little. Three risks to be aware of when restocking are:

LICE – up to 30% of mobs maybe carrying lice. Many sheep are also purchased one to two months off shears, at a time when it is difficult to detect lice. Quarantine and thorough inspection is essential.

WORMS – prevent introducing sheep with worm drench resistant into your flock. Effective quarantine drenching is crucial.

Visit ParaBoss for more information .

POISONING – toxic plants in yards or holding paddocks are a risk to introduced or hungry sheep. Provide access to hay and low risk pastures on arrival.

For more restocking considerations, check out Leading Sheep’s Be Ready for Restocking and Bouncing Back fact sheets.

 

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2. Farm check-in app

Do you have a farm biosecurity management plan and struggle to collect and save visitor’s contact details?

Like so many things nowadays, there’s an app for that. Farm Check-In, assists agricultural property owners with managing biosecurity risks on their property. The tool allows property visitors to “check-in”, help them recognise biosecurity risks and acknowledge that they’re meeting their general biosecurity obligations.

It has offline capabilities for when there is limited or no internet coverage. The form is simple and easy to complete and can be emailed to the property for their records.

For more information, click here or scan the QR code.

 

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3. Barber’s pole warning

This spring is shaping up to favour Barber’s pole worm activity. Don’t let your problem get away from you.  Regular worm egg counting is essential for correct and timely drenching decision to minimise pasture contamination, reduce production losses and have a good night’s sleep.

Providers of Worm Egg Counting services are available by clicking here.

 

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4. New Leading Sheep staff member

As we farewell our project leader, Andrea McKenzie, we gladly welcome Louise Moore to the team. Andrea sends her well wishes to the Leading Sheep network saying,

“It has been a pleasure working on this project, with a great team and in such a passionate industry. I look forward to keeping up with Leading Sheep from the perspective of a producer while I’m on leave and wish everyone a wet, green and happy end to 2021!”

Louise comes to us with experience as a veterinarian and primary producer.  Louise and her husband are in a family partnership running a mixed grazing enterprise near Mitchell.  She has been a veterinarian with DAF for over 10 years, where she worked in livestock biosecurity, health and welfare.  Louise has an avid interest in improving on-farm drought management strategies and genetics, and has completed post graduate education in ruminant nutrition.

She is proud to join the Leading Sheep team and to work with a progressive and innovative industry driving change for a sustainable future.

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5. Upcoming Leading Sheep events

  • 11 October – How to buy and sell stock – H Series webinar. For more information and to register click here.

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6. Upcoming events

  • 1 October – Wild Dog Trapping Workshop – St George. For more information and to register click here.
  • 5-8 October – NRM in the Rangelands Conference – Longreach. For more information and to register click here.
  • 6 October – AgAdvisor Breakfast – Roma by ConnectAg. For more information and to register click here.
  • 7 October – AgAdvisor Breakfast – St George by ConnectAg. For more information and to register click here.
  • 7 October – Tools and technology for detection, control and eradication – webinar by Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment. For more information and to register click here.
  • 14 October – Utilising Innovation to Maximise Pasture Productivity and Sustainable Agriculture – Augathella by Agforce. For more information and to register click here.
  • 18-20 October – Nutrition EDGE – Morven by Desiree Jackson Livestock Management. For more information and to register click here.
  • 3 November – Drought Community Outreach Program – Charleville by National Recovery and Resilience Agency. For more information click here.
  • 4 November – Drought Community Outreach Program – Augathella by National Recovery and Resilience Agency. For more information click here.
  • 5 November – Drought Community Outreach Program – Tambo by National Recovery and Resilience Agency. For more information click here.
  • 5 November – Drought Community Outreach Program – Blackall by National Recovery and Resilience Agency. For more information click here.

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7. Podcast, eBulletin and surveys

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