MORE than 120 producers attended the Graham Centre 2015 Sheep Forum in Wagga.
Information from some of the industry’s best producers was shared and topics included wool handling, ram breeding, biosecurity, profitability and composite breeding.
Visitors to the forum listened to Holmes and Sackett consultant Sandy McEachern talk about the keys to making a profitable flock.
Victorian producer Tim Mulholland, “Operina”, Nolong gave an insight into his flock.
He has linked ewe wool cut weights to body weight.
Mr Mulholland, originally from New Zealand, also used some of the lessons learned in breeding composite cattle to translate ideas back into the flock.
Louise Pearce from Riverina Local Land Services spoke about the importance of biosecurity.
She said producers had a role to play in protecting their property, region and livestock industry from biosecurity threats.
Jugiong producer Michael Field, Benagaroo Station spoke on the topics of ram breeding and wool handling.
He stressed the importance of knowing the cost of production and understanding business risks.
Beckom producer Mike O’Hare, “Greendale”, gave a run down of his mixed farming property.
His property was used to conduct some work into the merits of grazing sheep on Biserrula pelecinus. The work was undertaken by Dr Belinda Hackney and Dr Jane Quinn.
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