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Sheep latest showcased

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June 28, 2017

New research and technology for sheep enterprises will be the topic of an upcoming forum.

Sheep producers will hear about new research and technology to benefit their farm businesses at a forum in Wagga Wagga next month.

The forum, hosted by the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, will bring together speakers from the Australian sheep industry, NSW DPI and Charles Sturt University.

Graham Centre director Michael Friend said they wanted to make a real difference in the sheep industry.

‘‘Our aim is to showcase research and innovation that can make a real difference to the profitability and sustainability of sheep enterprises,’’ Prof Friend said.

‘‘From drones in the sky, to soils in the paddock and new technology to assess lamb carcases, the 2017 event will give producers much to think about.’’

The topics the Graham Centre Sheep Forum will cover include: production on-farm and the impact on meat quality, the use of technologies in lamb carcase assessment, research into calcium and magnesium deficiencies and lamb survival, latest results on managing the diets of sheep and lambs to boost human health benefits, timely advice about common sheep diseases to look out for when grazing cereal crops, how drones are being used in agriculture and how to manage acid soils to boost pasture growth.

The forum will be held on Friday, July 7 from 9am to 1pm at the CSU Convention Centre in Wagga Wagga.

■Producers can register at: www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=280144 and the cost of $25 per person includes morning tea and lunch.

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