AWI Feedbase Survey - your input is required!

  • Oct 13, 2017
  • sheepsmart

AWI is seeking your input into their feedbase survey. Importantly, this survey will assist in addressing perceived barriers to adoption in the areas of feedbase investment.

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WEBINAR SERIES - Dry times - recordings, resources and useful links

  • Sep 5, 2017
  • sheepsmart

Sheep Connect NSW, in conjunction with Central West Local Land Services, NSW DPI, and Central Tablelands Local Land Services is presenting a series of webinars to assist producers who are currently affected by prolonged dry times obtain up to date information that will assist in managing during this time.

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WEBINAR Recording - managing sheep mineral nutrition in grazing crops

  • Jun 2, 2017
  • sheepsmart

Dr Gordon Refshauge, NSW DPI Research Officer at Cowra discusses mineral nutrition in grazing crops. Topics included: mineral requirements, how to supplement, what supplements need to include, different types of crops and possible things to look out for.

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WEBINAR recording - Managing sheep nutrition in pastoral areas

  • Jun 2, 2017
  • sheepsmart

Miss the webinar about managing sheep nutrition in pastoral areas? San Jolly presented an informative practical webinar about managing sheep nutrition in pastoral areas.Topics included understanding feed requirements (protein and energy), making informed culling decisions, and supplementary feeding - merits, pitfalls etc.

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Western Newsletter - Autumn 2017 edition

  • May 1, 2017
  • sheepsmart

The Western Newsletter is out now. In this edition: Autumn lambing; Peppin Shaw Ewe Forum; weaner tail; sheep nutrition and breeding workshop; comparing feed prices; mallefowl recovery; paddock restoration; technology helping tackle feral animals.

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Sheep Connect e-news April-May 2017

  • Apr 23, 2017
  • sheepsmart

In this edition of our e-newsletter, find out about some key events that are coming up, western pastoral webinars, as well as how to participate in the national lambing density project. Also, a reminder about National Merino Challenge, plus some useful links for feed budgeting and pastoral information!

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Sheep Connect NSW e-news April 2017 edition

  • Apr 6, 2017
  • sheepsmart

In the April 2017 edition of e-news, find out about our pilot program of RAMping up repro workshops, the newly released footrot vaccine, rabbit calicivirus, and the tech e-challenge wool innovation.

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Sheep Connect NSW Pre-Spring 2016 e-News

  • Aug 14, 2016
  • sheepsmart

The pre-Spring Sheep Connect NSW e-Newsletter is out now! This newsletter contains information on Lamb Survival Workshops; update on Barbervax.

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Managing dual-purpose crops to optimise profit from grazing and grain yield

  • Apr 1, 2016
  • andersm

Forage cereals and dual-purpose crops play an important part in many sheep grazing enterprises as they can help to overcome winter feed shortages. Producers that choose to utilise these crops need to be able to identify ways to both optimise grain yield and grazing potential.

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Not receiving any event notifications for your region in your event bulletin?

  • Feb 29, 2016
  • andersm

Are you receiving notification of events in your area? Is this list not as thorough as you would like? You might need to change your member preferences on the Sheep Connect NSW website to ensure you are receiving all the event information you need.

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Alternative Fertilizers - an independent assessment

  • Dec 7, 2015
  • andersm

Some 140 landholders descended on the Bookham Hall on the 1st September 2015 to hear the latest research on the use of Alternative Fertilizers for pasture and livestock production. The seminar saw the showcasing of 6 years of trial results from the well-respected Alternative Fertilizer field research project at Binalong and Bookham.

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Sheep Connect NSW e-news June 2015 - Available Now!

  • Sep 7, 2015
  • andersm

The June 2015 Sheep Connect NSW e-news has been released. Topics covered in this issue: * Checking ewes for wet and dry udders. * Managing seed infestation in summer pastures. * Farm dam size - are your prepared for summer water demands? * Winter 2015 - pregnant ewe performance.

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Think ahead - think seeds

  • Jun 19, 2015
  • andersm

At this time of year the main focus is getting the best out of grazing crops and short, slow growing pastures, and many producers are not thinking five months ahead on the potential problem of seed contamination on animal welfare, lamb growth rates and wool, skin and carcase value. However given the potential impacts it is important to start planning practical ways to keep lambs and sale sheep free of seed and breeders as free as possible.

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Harvest's over, now what? - Some observations from the Central West

  • Dec 3, 2014
  • andersm

With harvest operations drawing to a close for 2014, it is important for sheep producers to turn their attention to their sheep operation, so as to avoid any unnecessary production losses. Top operators keep ahead of the game, with careful planning, and proactive management. This pays good dividends, by ensuring consistency in high levels of production, something which the best sheep operations can routinely achieve.

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Grazing Management for Efficient and Sustainable Production - Research Project Report

  • Nov 3, 2014
  • andersm

A three-year research project, lead by NSW DPI Research Scientist Warwick Badgery, has concluded that stocking rate can substantially impact on what is the most profitable and sustainable farming system.

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Lamb Survival Checklist

  • Sep 11, 2014
  • andersm

The value of lamb production to grazing and mixed farming systems cannot be understated in its importance. For as long as the price of lamb remains high, producers with sheep should be doing everything in their power to increase their weaning rates. In this article I discuss a few things that producers should be incorporating into their farm systems as a way of life.

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Grazing and supplementing winter cereals

  • May 28, 2014
  • andersm

Grazing cereal crops can assist producers to meet livestock feed needs during autumn/winter feed gaps.

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Drought Management On-Line Resources

  • Feb 17, 2014
  • andersm

There are a number of resources available on-line which provide informationon various drought management strategies including information on alternative roughage feeds, water requirements, mineral supplements, agistment guidelines, and feedlotting.

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Feed On Offer (FOO) Library

  • Oct 10, 2013
  • duffs

The Feed On Offer (FOO) Library allows users to estimate FOO and nutritive value of grazed pastures.

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Call for Abstracts for the 1st Joint International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores/International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology International Conference

  • Sep 10, 2013
  • duffs

The Australian Society of Animal Production is hosting the 1st Joint ISNH/ISRP International Conference in Canberra in September 2014. The call for abstracts is now open.

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Accelerating Rangeland Innovation - a chance to share Australian know-how

  • Sep 3, 2013
  • duffs

Have you made an innovative change on your pastoral property that has made your job easier ? If so, Australian Wool Innovation's network for pastoral wool producers - Bestprac - wants to know about it and the difference it has made to your business.

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Get involved in MLA's pasture R&D

  • Aug 28, 2013
  • duffs

MLA are looking for producer groups who are interested in working with researchers to develop real world solutions to pasture problems.

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Memo - latest seasonal outlook for southern NSW livestock producers

  • Nov 12, 2012
  • andersm

Memo to livestock producers in southern NSW - drawing attention to major issues towards the end of 2012. Provided by Phil Graham, NSW DPI

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Attention: Southern Tablelands and South West Slopes producers

  • Sep 24, 2012
  • andersm

Comments RE: The current seasonal conditions and production consequences on the southern tablelands and south west slopes

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Grazing winter cereals, canola and brassica crops / pastures

  • May 31, 2012
  • andersm

Forage crops and pastures play and important role in many grazing enterprises by helping to overcome winter feed shortages. The following article highlights important grazing and supplement recommendations that should be noted, particularly when grazing cereal, canola and brassica.

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Plains Talk - Issue 5 - Out Now!

  • May 31, 2012
  • andersm

Plains Talk is a monthly newsletter covering a range of issues of interest to central and western plains primary producers.

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NSW Southern Tablelands - major issues for the next 5 months

  • Apr 23, 2012
  • andersm

What are the major issues that NSW Southern Tablelands producers need to be aware of over the next 5 months?

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Nine points for weaner management

  • Mar 29, 2012
  • andersm

Give your weaners the best opportunity to survive!

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2030 Weather impacts on the wool industry

  • Mar 14, 2012
  • andersm

In late 2009 the Southern Livestock Adaptation 2030 project, funded by DAFF, started looking at the impacts on livestock industries of potential changes in the weather at 2030. The results presented in this paper look at the results from NSW, which produces about 33% of Australia wool, from both winter and summer rainfall areas.

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Update on wet weather and sheep worms

  • Mar 14, 2012
  • andersm

Wet weather across much of NSW has greatly increased the risk of production losses and deaths from sheepworms. This article gives an overview of the situation, and provides tips on how to manage it.

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'Plans Talk' - a new e-newsletter for Central West NSW graziers

  • Feb 29, 2012
  • andersm

'Plains Talk' is a newsletter written by agricultural extension staff of the NSW Department of Primary Industries and the Central Western LHPA for farmers and Graziers in the Central Western Plains of New South Wales.

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Adding value to grain and crops through the use of sheep and lambs

  • Feb 29, 2012
  • andersm

A report from Shannon Mayfield, Nuffield Scholar 2011, highlighting how we can add value to braod-acre cropping enterprises by incorporating sheep and lambs.

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