Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Forum to showcase key drivers for profitable sheep enterprises

7 July 2015

Sheep producers and industry will gather on Friday 10 July to hear from some of the best in the industry at the annual Graham Centre Sheep Forum.

Andrew Woods, Independent Commodity Services heads the program looking at the importance of understanding the big picture of supply and demand for sheep products, in order to understand long-term price trends. Sandy McEachern, Holmes Sackett will discuss how to capitalise on this to ensure producers run an efficient business that maximises production per hectare while controlling costs to maximise profit.

Louise Pearce, Livestock Biosecurity Network and Tim Biffin, Riverina Local Land Services will address major disease issues producers should be aware of and how to protect their business from these, while Belinda Hackney will provide the latest research findings from using hard-seeded legumes for sheep systems in mixed farming, and Mike O'Hare, Beckom, will share his experience with using these species on his property.

Producers Tim Mulholland, Swan Hill, Victoria and Michael Field, Jugiong will share their experiences and innovations in their own farming businesses to improve their overall profitability.

Contact

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