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2017 Graham Centre Sheep Forum

The Graham Centre Sheep Forum was held on Friday 7 July 2017, at the Convention Centre, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.

The program included keynote speakers followed by a Question and Answer Panel.

ProgramSheep Forum Proceedings

The program included keynote speakers followed by a Question and Answer Panel. View Program

Proceedings

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2017 Graham Centre Sheep Forum Proceedings [3,3874 KB]

Presentations

Copies of presentations are available online in PDF Format (see below).

Title of presentation Presenter/s
Production management on-farm and its effects on meat quality [1,737 KB] Mr Bruce Hancock (Sheep CRC/ MLA National Lamb Supply Chain Group Coordinator)
The use of technologies for lamb carcass assessment [1,088 KB] Dr Stephanie Fowler NSW DPI
Minerals in pastures:calcuim and magnesium levels and implications for supplementation [1,117 KB] Dr Shawn McGrath (Charles Sturt University)
Fully sick grazing cereals- common diseases to watch out for [1,501 KB] Dr Gordon Refshauge NSW DPI
Increasing omega-3 in meat through dietary manipulation [1,218 KB] Dr Edward Clayton NSW DPI
Drones increasing information in agriculture [1,183 KB} Mr Ben Watts Bralca Consulting
Is soil acidity under control?...Legumes tell us we must do better [2,116 KB] Ms Helen Burns NSW DPI

Supported by:


Local Land Services Riverina.

Logo - Sheep Connect 

Logo - Rabobank

MLA

Enquiries

Toni Nugent, Industry Partnerships & Communications Manager, Graham Centre
T: (02) 6933 4402, M: 0418 974 775, E: sfd@csu.edu.au

2016 Graham Centre Sheep Forum

The Graham Centre Sheep Forum was held on Friday 8th July 2016, at the Convention Centre, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.

The program included keynote speakers followed by a Question and Answer Panel.

ProgramSheep Forum Proceedings

The program included keynote speakers followed by a Question and Answer Panel. View Program

Proceedings

To view the Event Proceedings, please click on the following link:

2016 Graham Centre Sheep Forum Proceedings [3,3874 KB]

Presentations

Copies of presentations are available online in PDF Format (see below) or you can watch them on the Graham Centre YouTube Account.

Title of presentationPresenter/s
Research priorities and the sheep industry strategic plan 2015-2020 [1,010 KB]Mark Harvey-Sutton (Sheepmeat Council of Australia)
Best practice worm control for prime lamb production [2,618 KB]Rob Woodgate (Charles Sturt University)
Using second generation annual, hard-seeded pasture legumes to 'meat' lamb production targets in the southern Australian mixed farming zone [856 KB]Lucinda Watt (Charles Sturt University)
The cost of hitting lifetime ewe targets in scanned and un-scanned merino flocks - a simulation [736 KB]Shawn McGrath (Fred Morley Centre, Charles Sturt University)
Management to improve lamb survival [973 KB]Susan Robertson (Charles Sturt University)
The trouble with sub project update [1,698 KB]Janelle Jenkins (Riverina Local Land Services)

Supported by:


Local Land Services Riverina.

NAB Agribusiness.

New Horizon Farming.

Enquiries

Toni Nugent, Industry Partnerships & Communications Manager, Graham Centre
T: (02) 6933 4402, M: 0418 974 775, E: sfd@csu.edu.au

2015 Graham Centre Sheep Forum

Local Land Services Riverina

The Graham Centre Sheep Forum was held on Friday 10th July 2015, at the Convention Centre, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.

The program included keynote speakers followed by a Question and Answer Panel.

Proceedings

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2015 Graham Centre Sheep Forum Proceedings [5,604 KB]

Presentations

Copies of presentations are available online in PDF Format (see below) or you can watch them on the Graham Centre YouTube Account.

Title of presentation Presenter/s
How many sheep are out there and why this matters [1,007 KB] Andrew Woods (Independent Commodity Services)
Planning a profitable sheep enterprise [591 KB]  Sandy McEachern (Holmes Sackett)
Producer case study: Pushing the boundary of merino genetics (the composite approach) [504 KB] Tim Mullholland (Swan Hill)
Biosecurity of the ovine persuasion [702 KB] Louise Pearce (Livestock Biosecurity Network) and
Tim Biffin (Local Land Services Riverina)
Producer case study: Contract ram breeding and wool handling [5,136 KB] Michael Field (Jugiong)
Hard-seeded legumes – their fit in mixed farming systems [1,322 KB] Belinda Hackney (Charles Sturt University) and Mike O'Hare (Beckom)

Sponsors

NABSheep ConnectAnimal Health Australia
Merial LogoManildra Meat CompanyRiverina Co-Op

Enquiries

Toni Nugent, Industry Partnerships & Communications Manager, Graham Centre
T: (02) 6933 4402, M: 0418 974 775, E: tnugent@csu.edu.au

Local Land Services Riverina2014 Graham Centre Sheep Forum

The Graham Centre Sheep Forum was held on Friday 4 July 2014, at the Convention Centre, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.

The program included keynote speakers followed by a Question and Answer Panel.

Should you have any further enquiries, please contact:

Ms Toni Nugent, Industry Partnerships & Communications Manager, Graham Centre
Graham Centre Sheep ForumT: (02) 6933 4402, M: 0418 974 775, E: tnugent@csu.edu.au

Proceedings

To view the Event Proceedings, please click on the following link :

2014 Graham Centre Sheep Forum Proceedings

Program and Presentations

Copies of presentations are available online in PDF Format (see below).

The presentations are available to watch on the Graham Centre YouTube Account.

Title of presentation Speaker
Welcome and outline of the dayMs Toni Nugent(Graham Centre)
A well‐developed, $4m, medium‐sized, high‐equity sheep farm business wanting to build wealth: Where to from here? [441KB]Professor Bill Malcolm
(The University of Melbourne)
Nutritional management to reduce embryo mortality in ewes [1.05MB]Dr Susan Robertson (CSU)
Drought lots success during dry times [1.74MB]Ms Janelle Jenkins (LLS)
Drought lot experience since 2008 – a successful strategy for us [2.87MB]Mr Owen Blake (Producer)
The quest for acid‐tolerant lucerne [1.24MB]Mr Richard Hayes (NSW DPI)
Determining the optimum grazing system [1.41MB]Mr Warwick Badgery (NSW DPI)
Lifting limits imposed by worms on sheep meat production [819KB PDF]Dr Bruce Allworth (CSU)


Sponsors

Silver





Bronze
Novartis Animal Health

NAB Agribusiness

Animal Health Australia

Riverina Co-op

Ancare

Regional Development Australia Riverina NSWKnights
Making More From Sheep

2013 Graham Centre Sheep Forum

Livestock Health and Pest AuthoritiesThe Graham Centre Sheep Forum was held on Friday 28 June 2013, at the Convention Centre, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.


The theme of the forum was EFFICIENCY OF PRODUCTION, with the program including presentations and Question and Answer Panels in the morning, followed by workshops in the afternoon.

Should you have any further enquiries, please contact Ms Toni Nugent.

 

2013 Sheep Forum ProceedingsProceedings

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2013 Graham Centre Sheep Forum Proceedings [1,218 KB]

Program and Presentations

Copies of presentations are available online in PDF Format (see below) or you can watch them on the Graham Centre YouTube Account.

Title of presentation Speaker
Welcome and outline of the day Ms Toni Nugent, PR Manager, Graham Centre
Ph: 02 6933 4402
Email: tnugent@csu.edu.au
Keynote address:
Improved sheep industry productivity & product quality [2.108MB PDF]
Professor James Rowe, CEO Sheep CRC
Prevalence of anthelmintic resistance in sheep [1.013MB PDF]
Insecticide resistance in sheep blowflies [557KB PDF]
Dr Ben Brown (Novartis Animal Health)
and
Dr Garry Levot (NSW DPI)
Local perspective on drench resistance (Hume LHPA drench resistance results) [888KB PDF] Dr Amy Shergold (LHPA)
Economics of drench resistance [1.023MB PDF] Dr Rob Woodgate (CSU)
Panel Session All session speakers
MORNING TEA
Flexibility in sheep systems is important for risk management in variable climates– lessons from EverGraze research at Tarcutta Associate Professor Michael Friend (CSU)
Grazing late‐pregnant & lambing ewes on dual‐purpose wheat
[534KB PDF]
Mr Shawn McGrath (CSU)
Fibre chop length & acidosis in sheep [617KB PDF] Ms Brooke White (CSU Honours Student)
Successful pasture establishment in a cropping rotation [1.146 MB] Mr Geoff Casburn
and
Mr Richard Hayes (NSW DPI)
Panel Session All session speakers
Wrap up of morning session and explanation of afternoon workshops Ms Toni Nugent, PR Manager,
Graham Centre
Ph: 02 6933 4402
Email: tnugent@csu.edu.au
LUNCH (sponsored by LambPro)
Workshops:
Faecal egg counts and drench check [272KB PDF]
(CSU sheep yards)
Dr Tony Morton
and
Dr Amy Shergold (LHPA)
To undersow or not? (Convention Centre) Mr Geoff Casburn
and
Mr Richard Hayes (NSW DPI)
Workshops:
Faecal egg counts and drench check [272KB PDF]
(CSU sheep yards)
Dr Tony Morton
and
Dr Amy Shergold (LHPA)
To undersow or not? (Convention Centre) Mr Geoff Casburn
and
Mr Richard Hayes (NSW DPI)
Gold Sponsors
Novartis Animal Health Animal Health Australia
Farm Biosecurity  
Bronze Sponsors
NAB Agribusiness AncareRiverina Co-Op
CoopersLambpro

2012 Annual Graham Centre Sheep Field Day

Meat Livestock AssociationThe theme of the 2012 Field Day was HEALTH AND GRAZING MANAGEMENT - please click on the links to the appropriate topics below.

Should you have any further enquiries, please contact:
 
Mrs Toni Nugent
Public Relations Manager
Graham CentreLivestock Health and 
Pest Authorities

Title of presentation Speaker
Introduction of Chairperson and proceedings for the day Mrs Toni Nugent
(Graham Centre)
Ph: 02 6933 4402
Email: tnugent@csu.edu.au
Parasite control (1.24MB PDF) Dr Rob Woodgate
(CSU)
Ph: (02) 6933 4905
Email: rwoodgate@csu.edu.au
On-farm worm tests (2.98MB PDF) Dr Neil Charman
(Pfizer Technical Vet)
Ph: 03 8388 4346
Email: neil.charman@pfizer.com
&
Dr Evelyn Walker (LHPA)
Ph: (02) 6882 2133 
Email: Evelyn.Walker@lhpa.org.au
Vaccinations – back to basics (534KB PDF) Dr Gavin Ramsay
(Fred Morley Unit)
Ph:  (02) 6933 4795
Email: gramsay@csu.edu.au
Morning tea
Why different grazing systems have come and gone (1.28MB PDF) Dr Jim Virgona
(CSU)
Abattoir National Surveillance Monitoring – what the data means for your markets and bottom line (1.91MB PDF) Dr Ian Links
(NSW DPI)
Ph: 02 6938 1992
&
Mark Lyons
(National Sheep Health Monitoring Program, Animal Health Australia)
Plant toxicology
(weeds in mixed farming systems)
(2.53MB PDF)
Dr Chris Bourke
Ph: 02 6366 5117
Email: christopher.bourke3@bigpond.com
Lunch 
Workshop 1:
Introducing stock onto your farm – what are the risks? (940KB PDF)


Workshop 2:
How to graze (4.15MB PDF)
Dr Tony Morton
(LHPA)
Ph: 02 6923 0903
Email: Tony.Morton@lhpa.org.au

Dr Colin Scrivener
(Fred Morley Unit)
Workshop 1:
Introducing new stock onto your farm – what are the risks? (940KB PDF)


Workshop 2:

How to graze (4.15MB PDF)
Dr Tony Morton
(LHPA)
Ph: 02 6923 0903
Email: Tony.Morton@lhpa.org.au

Dr Colin Scrivener
(Fred Morley Unit)
NB: Participants will be broken into two groups that will rotate between the workshops during the afternoon session.

2011 Annual Graham Centre Sheep Field Day

The theme of the 2011 field day was REPRODUCTION - please click on the links to the appropriate topics below.Meat Livestock Association

Should you have any further enquiries, please contact:

Mrs Toni Nugent
Public Relations Manager
Graham CentreLivestock Health and Pest Authorities

 

Subject Title of presentation Speaker
Physiology Reproduction Effect of omega-3 on reproduction (results of field trial) Catherine Gulliver (CSU)
Disease Management Review of Campylobacter and outline of field trial Bruce Allworth (Fred Morley Unit)
Nutrition Grazing ewes on dual purpose wheat (results of producer survey) Shawn McGrath (CSU)
     
Economics Lambing time and profitability Geoff Casburn (NSW DPI)
Genetics Breeding management Ian Byrne (CSU)
     
Workshop 1
Reproduction
Assessment of rams (hands on session with rams and abattoir materials) Helen McGregor (LHPA)
Workshop 2
Management
GrasGro - the effects of lambing time on lamb turn off, economics and feeding ewes Colin Scrivener (Fred Morley Unit)

2010 Annual Graham Centre Sheep Field DayLivestock Health and Pest Authorities

The theme of the 2010 field day was NUTRITION. The program included several short presentations in the morning about topics you regularly deal with, leading to three different workshops of one hour each in the afternoon.  

For more information on the presentations please click on the appropriate topic.

2010 Annual Graham Centre Sheep Field Day Program

  Topic Presenter
Speaker 1 Minerals and Trace Elements Professor Ivan Caple (Melbourne Uni)
Speaker 2 Feeding Ewes & Reproduction Michael Friend (CSU)
Speaker 3 Optimal Lambing Time & Climate Change Geoff Casburn (I & I)
Speaker 4 Pregnancy toxaemia Tony Morton (LHPA)
Speaker 5 Feedlot & Rumen acidosis Geoff Duddy (I & I)
Speaker 6 Economics of Feeding Bruce Allworth (CSU)