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Livestock Production in the Rangelands

12 May 2016 - 8:30am - 2:00pm

Livestock Production in the Rangelands


12th May 2016 8:30am-2:00pm


Shear Outback Shearing Shed, Hay NSW.


Program and speakers:

8.30am Registration, tea and coffee

9.00am Welcome

9.10 am Producing rams in the Rangelands, Stephen and Carol Huggins, Woodpark Poll Merino Stud, Hay

9.40am Wether production – sell as stores or value add? Geoff Duddy, Sheepsolutions, Yanco. Plus an overview of the RamSelect workshop and Life Time Ewe Management course and opportunity to view Woodpark Poll rams in preparation for a RamSelect workshop to be held following day

10.30am Benefits of selecting rams on genetic merit, Murray Long, Clerarview consultancy, Wagga Wagga

11.00am Morning tea

11.20am Managing for climate variation impacts and adaption, the practical steps - Greg Curran, private veterinarian, Broken Hill

11.50am Rangeland goat meat industry - it has gone boom - why? Rick Gates, local producer and owner of Gates Goats and President of the Goat Industry Council of Australia

12.20pm Wool industry update, Stephen Feighan, Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Australian Wool Innovation

12.50pm Summing up and question time

1-2pm Lunch

BBQ lunch provided by the NSW DPI Rural Resilience Program.  During lunch there will be an opportunity to interact with the speakers and visiting final year students from the University of Sydney and Charles Sturt University.

RSVP:  Friday 9 May to assist with catering to Sally Ware, Riverina Local Land Services Hay mob: 0429 307 627


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