Sheep and Beef Cattle Health and Production Management Service
Improving efficiency of farming systems – what’s the potential?
- When: Tuesday 29 September 2015, 9.30 am
- Where: Large Lecture Theatre, University of Melbourne Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
- 250 Princes Highway, Werribee; Melways Map Ref: 206 G5
- Cost: $60pp for Mackinnon members, $90pp for non-members.
- RSVP: Dianne Rees: 0418 748 603; firstname.lastname@example.org
9.30 am - Registration and Morning Tea
10.00 am - Welcome
10.10 am - SESSION 1 – Indicators of farm efficiency - the link to profitability - Jonathan Tocker (DEDJTR)
10.40 am - SESSION 2 – Technology in agriculture; from data collection to drones - Helen McGregor
11.10 am - SESSION 3 – Improving phosphorus use efficiency - Lisa Warn
11.40 am - SESSION 4 – Mackinnon Research Updates: Worms & prime lamb production systems – Bea Kirk Bacterial enteritis (winter scours) in merino lambs – Kelly Stanger
12.10 pm - LUNCH
1.10 pm - SESSION 5 – Reproductive wastage – where do all the twin lambs go? - Elsa Glanville
1.40 pm - SESSION 6 – Breeding for production efficiency in sheep and cattle Anne Ramsay, Stenhouse Consulting Pty Ltd
2.10 pm - SESSION 7 – Mackinnon Research Update The ‘LANDI’ Project; using farmer observations for disease surveillance - Caitlin Pfeiffer
2.30 pm - DISCUSSION & CLOSE - So what do you do if spring rains fail? - Tactical management of your livestock with current commodity prices - John Webb-Ware
3.00 pm - FINISH AND AFTERNOON TEA*
* optional tour of the Faculty’s post mortem and laboratory facilities at 3.10 pm.