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Breeding EDGE Port Hedland

Tuesday 17 April 2018 @ 8:00 am - Thursday 19 April 2018 @ 5:00 pm

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Start: Tuesday 17 April 2018 @ 8:00 am
End: Thursday 19 April 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Venue ESS Gateway Village
901 Nimingarra Court
South Hedland, Western Australia 6722 Australia
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Breeding EDGE is designed to assist producers improve and refine their breeder herd management and genetic improvement plans.

Participants will be able to develop a breeding herd management plan using genetic and reproductive knowledge and technologies, to achieve desired production targets.

Attending this workshop will help you to:

  • evaluate current herd performance and understand which herd performance measures matter for your operation
  • understand how to reduce reproductive wastage and calf loss
  • identify strategies & management to improve breeding herd performance
  • develop specific strategies to refine and improve breeder, bull and disease management
  • develop breeding objectives for your own herd and identify selection criteria to meet these
  • use tools to find the bulls with the right genetic merit to meet your selection criteria

Prices (exclusive of GST):

$1,750pp* + GST / One person from a business
$1,450pp* + GST / Two or more people from a business
*Beef producers are eligible for discount of $500 (first person) and $250 (additional person/s) thanks to the generous support of MLA and DPIRD.

What you will learn:

  • reproduction and current herd performance
  • female reproduction
  • managing the breeders – systems
  • bull fertility and management
  • reproductive diseases and diseases that impact reproduction
  • breeder herd management plan
  • genetic improvement of your herd (including breeding objectives)
  • traits of economic importance for your herd
  • genetic principles and selection tools
  • selection and selection criteria
  • breeds and breeding systems.

Deliverers:

  • Felicity Hamlyn-Hill (Qld) – Beef Enterprise Advisory Services Pty Ltd
  • Anne Marie Huey (WA) – Northern Rangelands Services
  • Tim Emery (Qld) – TBTS

For more information about the workshop and to register please contact Felicity Hamlyn-Hill on 0428 113 732 or felicityhamlyn-hill@bigpond.com

Download a copy of the Breeding EDGE flyer (PDF, 600KB).