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Stock Sense presents ‘STOCK UP: a practical guide to biosecurity’

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Producer-led project, Stock Sense, will deliver ‘STOCK UP: a practical guide to biosecurity’ at the Casterton-Sandford Football Netball Club from 9:30am-1:00pm on Tuesday May 14th 2019.

Livestock producers in South-West Victoria are invited to attend the free workshop that will address key tips and tools to manage livestock health and biosecurity in the region.

Stock Sense is excited to bring ‘STOCK UP: a practical guide to biosecurity’ to Casterton for the first time. The workshop will include presentations from a number of industry experts, including veterinarians: Dr Patrick Kluver, Dr Elle Moyle and Dr Andrew Whale; Tim Leeming, producer and Regional Chair for the Southern Australia Meat Research Council (SAMRC) and a representative from Meat and Livestock Australia.

Presenters will cover a range of topics, including: maximising ewe and lamb and cow and calf survival, biosecurity planning, drench resistance in beef cattle and the recent trends in sheep diseases. Attendees will also get the opportunity to provide feedback and have their say in the future of the research and development carried out by SAMRC.

Dr Kluver says “optimising your current stock management can be simple. Get it right, and the returns on investment are immediate, cumulative and ongoing.”

“Events like this provide a good opportunity for producers to put their questions directly to presenters and also discuss with other producers about what works for them,” he said.

The workshop will include a light lunch and is free for all producers to attend.

For a detailed program and to register visit stocksense.eventbrite.com or contact Stock Sense on 1300 020 163 or stocksense@vff.org.au.

Stock Sense helps livestock owners adopt animal health and production practices that improve profitability, animal welfare and Victoria’s biosecurity status. The producer-led extension projects are funded by the Cattle, Sheep and Goat Compensation Funds, and proudly delivered by VFF Livestock for the benefit of all Victorian livestock owners.

Source: Stock Sense

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