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Breeding EDGE — Emerald

Tuesday 9 November 2021-Thursday 11 November 2021

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Start: Tuesday 9 November 2021
End: Thursday 11 November 2021
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Venue Emerald
Capricorn Highway
Emerald, Qld 4720 Australia
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Breeding EDGE is a three-day workshop designed to assist producers improve and refine their breeder herd management and genetic improvement plans using genetic and reproductive knowledge and technologies, to achieve desired production targets.

 

Attending the Breeding EDGE workshop will help you to:
• identify where the current breeder herd management program can be improved to reduce reproductive loss
• measure reproductive performance more accurately
• identify strategies and management to improve bull selection, retention, management and performance
• develop, or refine, a practical and achievable management plan for the breeding herd that will lead to higher productivity
• gain a thorough understanding of genetic improvement for both breeding cattle and turnoff cattle and develop breeding objectives to take your herd in a more profitable direction.

Attendees of the Breeding EDGE workshop will learn:

• current herd performance – what measures matter most
• reproduction and reproduction loss
• managing the breeders – systems
• bull fertility and management
• identifying “not so obvious” bull faults that impact reproduction
• reproductive diseases and diseases impacting reproduction
• breeder herd management plans
• genetic improvement of your herd (including breeding objectives)
• genetic principles and selection tools
• selection and selection criteria for traits important to you
• breeds and breeding systems.

Your investment

$1750 + GST / first person from one business

$1450 + GST / second and third person from the same business

Corporate rate + GST / for five or more participants from the one business.

Cost includes comprehensive set of workshop notes, workbook, electronic files, other materials and catering.

Presenters of the Breeding EDGE workshop

  • Felicity Hamlyn-Hill, Beef Enterprise Advisory Services Pty Ltd
  • Mick Sullivan, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Dr Alan Guilfoyle, Australian Cattle Vet and BULLCHECK accredited veterinarian, Clermont Vet Surgery.

To register for the Breeding EDGE Emerald workshop, contact Felicity Hamlyn-Hill on 0428 113 732.

Fitzroy Basin Association (FBA) has subsidies available for Fitzroy Basin land holders to cover training costs. Contact FBA’s Vicki Horstman, 0419 160 537, to see if you are eligible.