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06.12.2019 Source: AWEX
AWEX EMI 1492
Micron 17 1914 -54
Micron 18 1798 -51
Micron 19 1712 -31
Micron 20 1674 -26
Micron 21 1671 -29
Micron 22 1664n -70
Micron 26 1133n -28
Micron 28 835 -10
Micron 30 684n -10
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Practical Workshops
AWI has developed a series of workshops to aid woolgrowers in identifying practical actions for their enterprises that can be implemented on-farm to achieve improved productivity.

Each workshop is designed to run as a single event, while complementing the others to provide woolgrowers with support for important management decisions.

Picking Performer Ewes (PPE)
This practical workshop is aimed at lifting lifetime performance from Merino ewes by recognising and placing importance on the total lifetime productivity potential and value of Merino ewes (fleece, meat and surplus stock). Participants will step through sessions relating to the whole reproductive cycle, and focus on understanding ewe lifetime performance and the concept of 'passengers vs. perf...

This practical workshop is aimed at lifting lifetime performance from Merino ewes by recognising and placing importance on the total lifetime productivity potential and value of Merino ewes (fleece, meat and surplus stock).

Participants will step through sessions relating to the whole reproductive cycle, and focus on understanding ewe lifetime performance and the concept of 'passengers vs. performers'; the importance of undertaking the three key performance practices of scanning, condition scoring an wet & drying at marking; turning potential into profit by lambing and weaning well; and strategies for success - mapping it all out in a management calendar.

Find out more in this factsheet.

Winning With Weaners (WWW)
This practical workshop is aimed at lifting the lifetime performance from Merino ewes through improved management of weaners. WWW assists participants in understanding the key issues affecting weaner survival and performance and guides them through developing targets for growth for this key cohort of sheep. The workshops discuss factors that contribute to weaner mortality and illthrift and prov...

This practical workshop is aimed at lifting the lifetime performance from Merino ewes through improved management of weaners. WWW assists participants in understanding the key issues affecting weaner survival and performance and guides them through developing targets for growth for this key cohort of sheep.

The workshops discuss factors that contribute to weaner mortality and illthrift and provides practical pathways for improving lifetime performance. Participants will gain an understanding of the impact of weaning weight on the survival of weaners to first joining; weaner nutrition - both energy and protein; the importance of weaner management on lifetime performance of breeding ewes; and strategies for success – mapping it all out in a management calendar.

Find out more in this factsheet.

RAMping Up Repro (RUR)
This practical workshop is aimed at lifting the lifetime performance from Merino ewes through improved management of weaners. WWW assists participants in understanding the key issues affecting weaner survival and performance and guides them through developing targets for growth for this key cohort of sheep. The workshops discuss factors that contribute to weaner mortality and illthrift and prov...

This practical workshop is aimed at lifting the lifetime performance from Merino ewes through improved management of weaners. WWW assists participants in understanding the key issues affecting weaner survival and performance and guides them through developing targets for growth for this key cohort of sheep.

The workshops discuss factors that contribute to weaner mortality and illthrift and provides practical pathways for improving lifetime performance. Participants will gain an understanding of the impact of weaning weight on the survival of weaners to first joining; weaner nutrition - both energy and protein; the importance of weaner management on lifetime performance of breeding ewes; and strategies for success – mapping it all out in a management calendar.

Find out more in this factsheet.

Foundations of Sheep and Wool Production
The Foundations of Sheep and Wool Production workshop has been created by Australian Wool Innovation to provide the adequate skills and knowledge to confidently and effectively manage or expand a sheep enterprise. The workshop is suitable for all producers and all levels of experience. However, it's been developed to specifically meet the demands and skill of the next generation, younger produc...

The Foundations of Sheep and Wool Production workshop has been created by Australian Wool Innovation to provide the adequate skills and knowledge to confidently and effectively manage or expand a sheep enterprise.

The workshop is suitable for all producers and all levels of experience. However, it's been developed to specifically meet the demands and skill of the next generation, younger producers and employees, and upskill those who are about to enter or re-enter the sheep and wool industry.

The course will outline what practices you should perform, when you should be doing them and how these tasks will affect the productivity of your enterprise. The workshop has both practical and theoretical components and will cover the following topics; nutrition, reproduction, breeding and selection, pasture and grazing, animal health and welfare, the sheep business; and preparing and selling the product.

Find out more in this factsheet.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS

  • one day workshop (9:00 am – 2:30 pm)
  • 15-25 participants
  • delivered by accredited consultants
  • $75 per person

WORKSHOP ATTENDEES RECEIVE:

  • a full set of workshop notes
  • useful tools to assist with monitoring and planning
  • checklists for use in your operation
  • information on pathways for future training

These workshops are run on a demand basis through AWI’s State Grower Networks across Australia. To find out about upcoming workshops in your region, contact your State Grower Network .

Fact Sheets

For more information on AWI’s practical workshops, these factsheets provide summaries and contacts for each workshop.

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