Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2008

Series Name

Lifetimewool

Keywords

Lifetimewool, evaluation, wool, livestock, sheep, survey, producer, farmer, sheep management, project impact

Abstract

Key components of the lifetimewool evaluation plan were two National producer surveys to quantify change in the knowledge, attitudes, skills and aspirations over the duration of the project. In 2005, 2032 wool producers were surveyed to establish a benchmark for ewe and pasture management practices, knowledge and willingness to change. At that time, 93% of those who were surveyed said that they were willing to be resurveyed in 2008 at the completion of the project. This has allowed lifetimewool to compare individual producers’ changes in practices, knowledge and willingness over the three years that the communication and adoption phase of the project was implemented. Overall, a total of 1295 producers provided feedback to both the 2005 and 2008 questionnaires, providing a large sample from which to draw conclusions on. This report shows what those changes have been.

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