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BestWool/BestLamb Conference 2017

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (AEST)

BestWool/BestLamb Conference 2017

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Ticket Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
Conference Dinner 30/06/2017 $70.00 $0.00
Full time student 30/06/2017 $35.00 $0.00
BWBL Member - Conference 30/06/2017 $100.00 $0.00
Associate/Non Member - Conference 30/06/2017 $130.00 $0.00
I will be attending the EID equipment showcase on June 27 (12 noon - 4pm) 2d 12h 32m Free $0.00
* Prices include GST

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You are invited to attend the BESTWOOL/BESTLAMB 2017 Annual Conference.

As in previous years, the conference will highlight industry research and developments which can be applied on-farm. 

The conference will explore everyday challenges facing today's producers and will present new and exciting opportunities, information and learnings.

Earlybird rates available until June 7


Conference dinner:

Join us for a meal and an inspirational dinner presentation which will include

Charles de Fagely speaking on 'Looking Back and Moving Forward' where he will be addressing feed base challenges and profitability in the years after managing the successful Grasslands Productivity Program.

As well as this, Australian Wool Innovation will be presenting the latest in woollen fashion

Date: Tuesday, 27 June, 2017
Time:  Pre-dinner drinks from 6pm.  Dinner at 6.30pm
Venue:  Chateau Dore, Bendigo 

Cost: $70 - includes three course meal featuring modern lamb cuisine

Drinks available at bar prices


Conference day:

The conference includes leading industry and specialist speakers covering relevant and up to date topics.

This includes key note speakers and 12 concurrent sessions from which you can choose to take part in six.

Date: Wednesday, 28 June, 2017

Time:  Conference begins at 7.30am with registrations
Venue: Bendigo Exhibition Centre, Holmes Road, Bendigo  
Cost: $75 for BWBL Group Members (Earlybird rate - until June7)

$100 for BWBL Associate Members and others (Earlybird rate - until June 7)



7.30am – 8.15am



   Welcome and conference opening by Jason Trompf, Chairman, BWBL    

 8.40am – 9.20am


   Merino wool versus crossbred wool: a tale of two markets

   Speaker: Chris Wilcox, Poimena Analysis

 9.20am – 9.50am


   Lamb - what’s coming - using feedback to increase business returns

   Speaker: Mark Inglis, JBS Australia

 9.50am – 10.30am

   Putting the pieces together at Jigsaw Farms

   Speaker : Mark Wootten, Jigsaw Farms

10.30am – 11.00am












11.00am - 11.30am


11.35am – 12.05am


12.10pm - 12.40pm


   1. Lifting production by oversowing with cereals

   Presenter: Bindi Hunter, Agriculture Victoria and Tim Leeming, Paradoo Prime

  2. Making EID add value to a sheep enterprise 

   Presenter: Hannah Marriott, Farm Manager and Nuffield Scholar, Greta, Victoria

  3. Young Farmers – Getting a start in farming and creating a great future

   Presenter: Ken Solly, Agribusiness Consultant and 2016 Rural Consultant of the Year

  4. Shearing the 'Ezy' way

   Presenter: Jim Murray, Australian Wool Innovation

  5. Managing self-replacing maternal systems now and into the future

    Presenter: John Keillor, Coposite Breeder, ‘Cashmore Park’ Victoria    

 6. The latest on the newly available footrot vaccine

   Presenter: Bruce Jackson, Veterinarian with Tasmania Department of Primary Industries

12.40pm – 1.30pm









1.30pm – 2.00pm


2.05pm - 2.35pm


2.40pm – 3.10pm



  7. Increasing the margins for lamb finishing

  Presenter: James Male, Farmer and Nuffield Scholar and Nick Linden, Agriculture Victoria

 8. Sensing the future – using smart sensors in future sheep enterprises

   Presenter: Rajneet Sohi, LaTrobe University

 9. Which ewe enterprise

  Presenter: Kieran Ransom, Agricultural Consultant, and John Webb-Ware, Mackinnon Project

 10. Agrihive – Making farm business analysis easier

   Presenter: James Walker, Managing Director Agrihive Pty, Ltd and Nuffield Scholar

  11. Shearing every 6 months? – Pros and Cons

   Presenter:   Robert Hermann, AgConcepts    

12. Low stress dog handling

   Presenter: Ian O’Connell, Working Dog Trainer, Hamilton

3.15pm - 3.45pm


3.45pm – 4.00 pm

   Closing Message


A sheep EID equipment showcase will preceed the conference on the afternoon of Tuesday 27 June.


For further information contact:

Cathy Mulligan, BWBL project coordinator

Phone: (03) 52 580229



Don’t forget you coat and winter woollies - can be chilly in the big shed area!

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Bendigo Exhibition Centre
Holmes Rd
North Bendigo, VIC 3550

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (AEST)

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