We are pleased to announce another livestock project is in the works!
We have been working really hard in this space to meet the demands of our members to carry out more work on livestock in mallee farming systems.
We were successful in receiving funding from Primary Industries and Regions in SA to start a Sheep Producer Technology group with Daniel Schuppan, Livestock Consultant, Nutrien Ag Solutions.
The Producer Technology Group aims to:
- Explore and share experiences and knowledge on ways that precision livestock management technologies can be used in red meat and wool production.
- Learn from experts on how technologies could assist you to improve productivity, efficiency and profitability in your business.
- Support producer members to implement and apply technology to improve productivity and profitability.
The group will meet four times over a two year period, with the format, content and delivery of the group’s activities tailored to suit group members’ knowledge and skills.
To kick things off a central meeting will be held at the Karoonda Footy Club on Tuesday 11th of August 2020. At this initial meeting we plan to identify key livestock areas of interest such as implementing electronic ear tags to improve management decisions, GPS sheep tracking, auto drafting, water point telemetry etc.
The numbers for the group will be limited to 15 to make sure we get great discussion.
At the moment we have some spare seats so if you are keen to be involved please register your interest with Sonia Allen, MSF Events & Project Support Officer at sonia [dot] allen [at] msfp [dot] org [dot] au
Details for the meeting will be sent through to you upon registration.