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November 08, 2017

Agriculture Victoria has organised an on-farm electronic identification field day for sheep producers at Penny and Jason Trompf’s property Northgate Park at Greta on November 16.

Agriculture Victoria has organised an on-farm electronic identification field day for sheep producers at Penny and Jason Trompf’s property Northgate Park at Greta on November 16.

The day will focus on increasing total productivity in sheep enterprises, including data from measuring and monitoring performance of ewes at Northgate Park.

The presentations include:

■Northgate Park farm owner Jason Trompf — turning potential into profit.

■EID Sheep and Goats director Warren Straw — Rationale for the introduction of sheep and goat electronic identification in Victoria.

■ MLA Integrity Systems managing director Richard Norton — Supporting the lamb value chain and building consumer trust. Morning.

■Nuffield Scholar and farm manager Hannah Marriott — Linking lambs with dams to understand reproductive efficiency.

■Lyndon Kubeil, Agriculture Victoria — Measuring individual wool traits to inform balanced selection.

■Nick Linden, Agriculture Victoria — Monitoring lamb growth rates to achieve targets.

■Tim Hollier, Agriculture Victoria — Livestock Data Link (LDL) and animal health feedback; What you can expect in the future.

The workshop will be held on Thursday, November 16, from 8.30am for a 9am start until 3pm.

Morning tea and lunch provided. Address: 130 Ellis Lane, Greta.

■Places are limited, so register early at: https://gretafieldday.eventbrite.com.au

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