A new series of one of the sheep industry’s most popular extension and adoption programs — It’s Ewe Time — is being rolled out in August, designed to increase producer awareness of the principles, practices and tools of sheep enterprise profitability and productivity.
A joint initiative of Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), the forums are part of the flagship Making More From Sheep program.
The forums will be conducted as full-day workshops at Wagga Wagga in NSW, and Hamilton in Victoria.
Meat & Livestock Australia’s Producer Consultation and Adoption general manager Michael Crowley said the objective of the forums was to help sheep producers achieve 10 per cent more carcase value, produce 10 per cent more lambs per hectare and grow 10 per cent more wool.
‘‘With sheepmeat and wool prices continuing at historic highs, particularly compared with grain prices, there is renewed interest in boosting productivity and profitability of sheep enterprises,’’ Mr Crowley said.
‘‘Some mixed farmers are increasing the sheep portion of their enterprise mix and these forums will provide information to help facilitate that shift and boost productivity.’’
The forums will held on August 15 at Wagga Wagga and on August 31 at Hamilton.
Cost is $35 per person for full-day forums and $25 per person for half-day forums, and includes forum booklet and all catering.
■For more information and to register visit www.wool.com/events or phone 1800 070 099.