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Landholders to benefit from upcoming sheep nutrition and breeding workshop

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Landholders in the far north-west of the state have a great opportunity to gain valuable insights into how to get the best returns from their livestock, when Local Land Services Western Region host a sheep nutrition and breeding workshop in Milparinka.

The free workshop, which will be held on Thursday 9 March 2017 and was organised in conjunction with Meat and Livestock Australia, will focus on a number of topics important to landholders wanting to maximise livestock production and profitability.

Some of the topics that will be covered include the nutritional requirements of sheep of all classes and achieving production goals within a rangeland environment.

There will also be information around the role genetics play in animal production, including identifying the traits most important to your enterprise, understanding Australian Sheep Breeding Values and establishing breeding objectives.

The workshop will be presented by Productive Nutrition’s San Jolly, who is highly regarded for her work in this industry throughout the Southern rangelands.

Senior Land Services Officer, Mitch Plumbe is encouraging all landholders in the Western region to attend the workshop, even if they are experienced in sheep nutrition and breeding.

“Workshops and days like these always raise new ideas and generally lead to good discussions between participants and presenters, so it is highly valuable for all landholders,” said Mr Plumbe.

“Not only do landholders have the chance to learn from the presenters and industry experts, but they can learn from each other as everyone has different levels of experience and ideas.

“We are expecting strong interest in the day as ultimately if you can better meet your stocks nutritional needs and gain a better understanding of what role genetics play, it will help you maximise production and profitability.”

While the workshop is targeted at sheep, concepts will be transferrable to goats and cattle.

This one-day workshop will be held at the Albert Hotel, Milparinka on Thursday 9 March 2017 with morning tea and lunch provided.

Register to Mr Plumbe by 6 March 2017 on (08) 8082 5204 or mitchell.plumbe@lls.nsw.gov.au.

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