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 - Ovine Brucellosis

  • Aug 11, 2017
  • sheepsmart

Hear all about Ovine Brucellosis, and how to recognise the signs and what to do if you suspect that its in your flock, and importantly how to KEEP IT OUT of your flock.

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WEBINAR RECORDING - Tools to improve lamb survival in the pastoral areas

  • Jun 15, 2017
  • sheepsmart

Dr Gordon Refshauge, Research Officer, NSW DPI discussed strategies and tools to assist pastoral operations boost productivity and lamb survival. A very informative webinar, with much detail presented.

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e-news - National Lambing Density Project - be involved!!!

  • May 1, 2017
  • sheepsmart

Interested in finding out more about lambing density and its impacts on lamb survival? Then keep reading!

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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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Scanning breeding ewes in pastoral areas - webinar recording

  • May 1, 2017
  • sheepsmart

Missed the webinar on the merits of pregnancy scanning breeding ewes in western pastoral areas, and how to utilise the information that scanning provides? The recording is available here. Geoff Duddy discusses why scan, when to scan, and how to use the information to provide benefit to your sheep business.

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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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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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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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Webinar Recording: "Scanning for Success"

  • Mar 4, 2015
  • andersm

Sheep Connect NSW recently partnered with Central West Local Lands Service to present the webinar, "Scanning for Success". This webinar, presented by Chris Shands (Chris Shands Rural) provided participants with practical information on the importance and benefits of scanning as a tool to lift lamb survival. A recording of this webinar is now available.

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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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Lifetime Ewe Management Workshops - call for interest

  • Mar 12, 2014
  • andersm

Would you like to learn more about how to better manage your ewes throughout the annual reproductive cycle? Lifetime Ewe Management Workshops provide a pathway to help you develop a successful and productive animal management system. Opportunities are available to join or establish a Lifetime Ewe group in your area.

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Cool sheep more productive

  • Nov 7, 2013
  • duffs

Managing sheep to reduce the effects of heat stress can boost reproduction and lift flock productivity. With a hot, dry summer on the cards, DPI livestock researcher, Gordon Refshauge, is sharing tips to beat heat stress at key times so sheep can stay sexy in sultry conditions.

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Nuffield Scholar to study DNA and EID to lift Merino weaning rates

  • Sep 24, 2013
  • duffs

Tim Gubbins from Moyston in Victoria has been awarded a Nuffield Scholarship supported by Australian Wool Innovation.

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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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Article of Interest: Heat Stress on Ewes during Reproduction (Mating and Pregnancy)

  • Apr 10, 2013
  • staineja

Heat stress in ruminants has three possible effects on ewe reproduction: reductions in fertility; increases in embryo mortality and; restrictions to foetal development. Effects on spermatogenesis occur for rams without shade, but are not included in this review. This review focuses on the ewe with regard to management options post-heatwave, taking the view that the heatwave has already occurred, and management is required hence to deal with the short and long-term consequences.

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Sheep Genetics Monthly Update - June 2012

  • Jun 14, 2012
  • andersm

Latest news and information from Sheep Genetics

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Merino Breeding Review - your chance to have a say!

  • May 14, 2012
  • andersm

Your chance to have a say on the future direction of the wool industry.

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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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Sheep Genetics Monthly Update - April 2012

  • Apr 12, 2012
  • andersm

Latest news and information from Sheep Genetics

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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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Important points to remember when joining

  • Jan 31, 2012
  • andersm

This article summarises the important points to remember to ensure a successful joining.

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Focus on Joining

  • Jan 31, 2012
  • andersm

How does bodyweight and daylength affect your success at joining?

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How many lambs will my ewes wean?

  • Oct 24, 2011
  • andersm

No, sorry, we cannot provide you with a magic crystal ball! BUT, but by arming yourself with skills in fat scoring, you can give your ewes the best possible opportunity to boost lambing percentage.

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