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Farmer wants a life - Sheep Research Open Day

Sheep Industry Business Innovation project

Thursday, 22 March 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Farmer wants a life - Sheep Research Open Day

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Feel like you’re dealing with your flock around the clock? Maybe it’s time to get yourself a better deal.

The 2018 sheep research open day will showcase the latest technology, emerging research and management techniques for sheep. You’ll see practical information and solutions put into action, helping you get more out of your sheep enterprise in less time and with less stress.


See interactive displays such as the new the Dual Energy Xray Absorptiometry (DEXA) machine in use and try your hand at DNA sampling.


Topics include:

 Meat science & supply

  • Panel session on long term contracts including questions from the floor (Peter Trefort, Graham Lean, Agrivet Business Consulting & a sheep producer). 
  • Muscling out the competition! Optimising Lean Meat Yield in your lambs. (Steve Connaughton and Rachel O’Reilly, Murdoch University) 


    Keeping up appearances – why meat colour matters! (Maddison Corlett, Li Ping, and Honor Calnan, Murdoch University)


  • Stop guessing how good your commercial ewes are. Benchmark them with DNA Flock Profile – Tom Granleese, University of England/Sheep CRC & Bindi Murray, Sheep Alliance Director
  • Tough mothers – chewing the fat. The value of whole body energy stores in your breeding index. Sarah Blumer, Murdoch University & John Young, Farming Systems Analysis Service.
  • Sheep parasites – not only affecting your sheep’s bottom – but also your bottom line! – Danny Roberts, DPIRD


New Technology & connectivity

  • Sheep passports - Where they have been? What did they do? (& with who!?) Use individual animal data to get the details - Nathan Scott, Achieve Ag Solutions
  • Connecting the dots – the value of Agri-Internet of Things - Darren Gibbon, DPRID
  • Sins of the father – the hidden mysteries of maternal genetics - Dave Rubie, Smartshepherd
  • Ask bill – Mary Goodacre, Sheep CRC
  • Call the midwife!! Let’s minimise lambing strife – Beth Paganoni, DPIRD and Amy Lockwood, Murdoch University

For more details please visit Farmer Wants a Life or contact Julia Smith, DPIRD at  

Have questions about Farmer wants a life - Sheep Research Open Day? Contact Sheep Industry Business Innovation project

When & Where

Katanning Research Facility
Nyabing Road, Katanning

Thursday, 22 March 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

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Sheep Industry Business Innovation project

The Sheep Industry Business Innovation project is assisting the industry in building capacity to supply new markets for sheepmeat and live exports, particularly in nearby Asia and the Middle East – generating flow-on benefits to producers,  industry, the regions, communities and the state economy.

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