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Sheep in Focus Field Day and Forum - Orange, NSW


Sheep in Focus Field Day and Forum

An opportunity to examine the future of the sheep industry with industry innovators.


Farming Field Day  
THURSDAY 10 AUGUST 2017, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM  (9:30 AM REGISTRATION)

Location: Gundawanna, 1997 Belgravia Road, Belgravia 

Cost: $25 per person.Special optional sessons and tours available (see event flyer for details).


  • Making $’s from sheep data – Lexi Cesnik (Moses & Son)
  • Meat cuts and measuring quality – Michael Borg (M&J Meats), Dr Steph Fowler (NSW DPI) and Brett Littler (CT LLS)
  • Profitable future flocks from SMART breeding objectives –Dr Sue Hatcher
  • Pasture benchmarks for performance – Dr Jason Trompf (J.T. Agri-Source)
  • Remote sensing technology, soil and nutrition management –Dr Anthony Clarke (NSW DPI) and Phil Cranney (CT LLS)
  • Managing brucellosis and lameness – Dr Bruce Watt, Colin Somerset, Amy Masters (CT LLS)
  • Livestock handling and equipment displays from Clipex and Peak Hill Industries
  • The Grill – Panel discussion with Lexi Cesnik, Amy Masters, Sue Hatcher, Anthony Clarke and Jason Trompf


Sheep In Focus Forum  
FRIDAY 11 AUGUST 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: Orange Ex-services Club, 231-243 Anson St, Orange NSW

Cost: $35 per person, $100 per family / business group (of four) ,$20 per student (secondary and tertiary). Includes morning tea and lunch.

This event will provide an opportunity for local graziers to hear firsthand from expert speakers about today’s innovations in technology in livestock management, chains and markets. The forum hosts a range of speakers and topics that cater to an ever challenging environment.

  • Sheep meat market outlook – what are the short and long term directions
    Tim Ryan – Meat & Livestock Australia
  • Wool markets and fashion directions
    Scott Carmody – Australian Wool Innovation
  • Global and domestic comparative analysis of sheep enterprise profitability
    Dr Karl Behrendt – Charles Sturt University
  • Using genetic technologies to drive the future performance of your flock
    Lu Hogan – Sheep CRC
  • Producer Story: Making the most of technology to advance flock productivity
    Mark Mortimer (Centre Plus) and Barry Hawthorn – Commercial Producer
  • Is feedlotting profitable – how to predetermine the outcome
    Geoff Duddy – Sheep Solutions
  • Driving farm innovation – new software technology improving management and business decisions
    John Fargher – AgriWebb
  • Processors perceptions, meeting market specs, and quality assurance
    Andrew Jackson – Thomas Foods International
  • Producer Story: Getting into sheep
    Rob Hart – Junee farmer / Hart Bros. Seeds
  • The future options for the sheep producer and technology
    Dr Jason Trompf – J.T. Agri-Source
  • Social license of farming and implications for future RD&E
    Marius Cumming – Australian Wool Innovation

Download the event flyer and application form


Date: Farming Field Day – Thursday 10 August, Sheep In Focus Forum – Friday 11 August



Download the application form

RSVP closes at 5:00pm, Friday 4 August 2017

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