Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia

City

Perth

Publication Date

2015

Keywords

Sheep, innovation, productivity, sheepmeat, wool, economic drivers, ewe, liveweight, traceability, Identification, RSPCA, welfare, breech strike, control options, marking, lamb, nutrition, condition score, LD genomic test, feedlot, economics, weight, Anameka, perennial forage, saline, traineeship, youth, succession

Abstract

This session covers fourteen papers from different authors:

1. The Sheep Industry Business Innovation project, Bruce Mullan, Sheep Industry Development Director, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia

2. Western Australian sheep stocktake, Kate Pritchett and Kimbal Curtis, Research Officers, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia

3. Wool demand and supply - short term volatility, long term opportunities, Chris Wilcox, Principal of Poimena Analysis

4. Lifetime management for maternal ewes, Mike Hyder, Research Officer, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia

5. National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) for sheep and goats - what is the NLIS database? Leigh Sonnermann, Biosecurity Officer, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia

6. Myths, Facts and the role of animal welfare in farming, Lynne Bradshaw, president, RSPCA WA

7. Latest research and development on breech strike prevention, Geoff Lindon, Manager Productivity and Animal Welfare, AWI

8. Lamb Survival Initiative and 100% Club, Katherine Davies, Development Officer, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia

9. How to boost your lamb survival, Joe Young, Sheep Consultant, R.B. Young and Son

10. Using genomic technology to increase genetic gain, Stephen Lee, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, University of Adelaide and Sheep Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) & Ian Robertson, Merinotech WA

11. Economics of feed lotting - to feed-lot or not?, Lucy Anderton, Economist, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia

12. Anameka and other shrubs to fill feed gaps, Hayley Norman CSIRO & Ed Barrett-Lennard UWA & Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia

13. Sheep industry traineeships - encouraging a new generation of farmers, Jackie Jarvis, Consultant, Agrifood Labour & Skills

14. Opportunities and challenges facing youth in the sheep and wool industry, Ben Patrick, Yarrawonga Stud

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