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June 2024 E-news

All the latest news, information and events from AWI Extension SA (formerly AWI Sheep Connect SA)

June 2024 E-news

All the latest news, information and events from AWI Extension SA
(formerly AWI Sheep Connect SA)

Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Webinars

Register for upcoming webinars: 
Early weaning in a tough season
Tuesday 18 June 2024 7.30-8.30pm

A producer update on eID rollout in SA
Wednesday 26 June 2024, 7.30-8.30pm

ParaBoss workshop: Effective worm management in sheep – Pilot
Are you looking to enhance your worm control program? ParaBoss is piloting a one-day workshop designed to help you take your on-farm worm control program to new heights!

Tuesday 25 June 2024, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Clare Valley Motel, 74A Main North Road Clare SA 5453

More info and register - click here

Information and news

Looking after yourself!

Understand the cost of not doing it (article) with Ken Solly, Agribusiness Consultant

10 minute talk with Ken Solly - Managing yourself in tight times

10 minute talk with Dorothy Crosby, Rural Aid - Managing your stress

Missed a Stock Journal Article?
Drought Info Initiative from Kondinin Group

Kondinin Group have released a total of 20 reports, all are available online for free - click here

Reports include:

  • Long-term livestock feed storage
  • Weather forecasts – sources and interpretation
  • Shade options for livestock
  • Feeding livestock efficiently
  • Destocking, agistment and leasing
  • Maintaining mental health during drought
  • Livestock feed requirements
  • Livestock water requirements
eID tagging requirements

Sheep and farmed goats born before 1 January 2025 do not need an eID tag if sold or processed before 1 January 2027 - An NLIS-accredited visual tag will satisfy NLIS requirements for these animals.
☝️ Stock being kept past 1 January 2027 can be voluntarily identified with eID tags prior to 1 January 2025.
πŸ—“οΈ Sheep and farmed goats born on or after 1 January 2025 will need to be identified with an NLIS-accredited eID tag before leaving their property of birth.
πŸ—“οΈ From 1 January 2027, all other sheep and farmed goats leaving a property must be identified with an NLIS-accredited eID tag.
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πŸ‘‰ Find out more and subscribe to receive eID updates here​​​​

Opportunities for producers

Novel feed strategies to improve twin-lamb survival

SARDI research farm trials have shown promising results feeding rumen-protected arginine (RP-ARG) to pregnant ewes to increase twin-lamb survival rates to weaning. 

SARDI are seeking commercial Merino producers to be involved in an on-farm validation trial.

See Flyer for more details.

On the Road to the 64th Annual Grasslands Conference - Bendigo

Tuesday July 16th to Thursday July 18th 2024

Travel by Bus from South Australia.
Thanks to funding from the SA Drought Hub, travel with us to the 2024 Grassland Society Conference.
Relax with 25 like-minded people interested in pastures, grazing and livestock production, in a 46-seater bus with air conditioning and seat belts.

See Flyer for more details. 

Transitioning to Non-Mulesed Sheep Workshop
Upper North Farming Systems

Richard & Michelle McCallum’s Woolshed
Tuesday 25th June 2024
9am-12pm

Guest speakers:

  • Geoff Lindon, Program Manager, Sheep Genetics & Animal Welfare Advocacy - AWI
  • Andrew Michael, Leahcim Stud
  • Farmer panel - Richard & Michelle McCallum, Jim Kuerschner & Dave Clarke

RSVP by Friday 21st June 2024: Rachel Trengove E:rachel@unfs.com.au M:0438 452 003

See Flyer for more details. 

 

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