Breeding Edge Workshop

Breeding Edge is a three-day workshop designed to assist producers improve and refine their breeder herd management and genetic improvement plans.

Participants will be able to develop a breeding herd management plan using genetic and reproductive knowledge and technologies, to achieve desired production targets.

Attending this workshop will help you to:

  • evaluate and improve your existing breeding herd management program for reproduction and genetic improvement
  • understand the importance of measures of reproductive performance
  • identify strategies and management to improve breeding herd performance
  • develop a management plan that incorporates practical, achievable strategies and a management program to meet your desired objective(s)
  • develop systems for evaluating the success of your strategies.

What you will learn

  • reproduction  and current herd performance
  • female reproduction
  • managing the  breeders - systems
  • bull fertility and management
  • reproductive  diseases and diseases that impact  reproduction
  • breeder herd management  plan
  • genetic  improvement of your herd (including breeding  objectives)
  • traits of  economic importance for your herd
  • genetic principles and selection tools
  • selection and selection criteria
  • breeds and breeding systems.

Presenters

  • Felicity Hamlyn-Hill - Beef Enterprise Advisory Services  Pty Ltd
  • Tim Emery - Tropical Beef Technology Services
  • Whitney  Dollemore –  Department of Primary Industry and Resources
  • Vet (TBA)

Cost

  • $1,750  + GST / One person from a business
  • $1,450 + GST / Two or more people from a business

Cost  includes comprehensive set of workshop notes,  workbook  and lunch, morning and afternoon tea each day.

Registrations

Places are limited, to register contact:

Felicity Hamlyn-Hill
0428 113 732
felicityhamlyn-hill@bigpond.com

Last updated: 27 March 2018