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Advanced Livestock Movement and Management Course – Gunalda

Friday 5 July 2019 @ 7:30 am - Sunday 7 July 2019 @ 5:00 pm

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Start: Friday 5 July 2019 @ 7:30 am
End: Sunday 7 July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Venue Gunalda Campdraft Grounds
Gunalda, Queensland 4570 Australia
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Gain the necessary knowledge to become proactive regarding soil health and pasture management while working in a safe and efficient manner with the help of working dogs at the Advanced Livestock Movement and Management Course and Working Dog School with Neil McDonald.

The course provides skills in:

  • Understanding the link between improved handling and change of livestock behaviour patterns. This is necessary to introduce new livestock management regimes such as rotational grazing that will improve land condition.
  • Learn how to avoid land condition problems such as erosion, created by livestock which are spoilt or unsettled hanging on waters and wasting feed through incessant walking or undoing management programs by not staying in their allocated paddock.
  • Yard design and mob structure and how to work livestock and dogs in a way that uses the natural order of the mob.
  • Implementing a wider weaner trainer program by applying methods demonstrated during the course.
  • Improved economic, welfare and occupational health and safety outcomes using demonstrated techniques.

Benefits of improved livestock management include:

  • less feed flattened and improved utilisation
  • higher weight gains
  • improved meat quality
  • lower bull:cow ratio
  • improved occupational safety
  • better time efficiency
  • good staff moral
  • more grazing options as cattle can be easily managed in a wide range of situations.

Note: cost will depend upon number of participants however is likely to be approximately $800–935 (including GST) per person for the three day workshop.

For more information or to register for this event, please contact Kyle Smith on 0428 180 313.

Participants are required to bring their own food, swag, water bottle, hat and chair. Participants can bring their own dogs, chains, lead ropes and water bowl. If you don’t have dogs, Neil has dogs available to use at the course.

This workshop is supported by the Burnett Mary Regional Group, through funding from the Australian Government’s  National Landcare Program.

To download the event flyer, click here: Advanced Livestock Handling (PDF, 1 MB).