Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

New research and market updates at Livestock Forum

New research and market insights to help sheep and beef producers to boost their bottom-line is the focus of  a forum being hosted by the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation on Friday 26 July.

Download the program here

Associate Professor Marta Hernandez-JoverThe Livestock Forum in Wagga Wagga will cover everything from increasing lamb survival and tips for grazing crops and pasture, through to animal health and disease management.

Graham Centre Acting Director, Associate Professor Marta Hernandez-Jover said, “The Livestock Forum features the latest research from Charles Sturt University, the NSW Department of Primary Industries and the red meat industry. It will showcase new knowledge and information that can be applied directly on-farm.”

Producers will also have an opportunity to shape the research agenda in a facilitated workshop with time set aside to speak one-on-one with researchers.

Highlights of the program:

  • Culcairn livestock producer Murray Scholz will talk about his experience in adding sheep to his cropping enterprise.
  • Jim Virgona from Graminus Consulting will examine managing pasture fertility in the short and long term.
  • Producers will also hear about the outlook for markets from Australian Wool Innovation and Meat & Livestock Australia.
  • Charles Sturt University Honours students will outline their research into Bovilis Mh + IBR vaccination on weight gain in pre-feedlot steers, pestivurus eradication, and the impact of grain processing on the performance of weaner lambs in feedlots.

The Forum will be held from 9am to 3pm on Friday 26 July at the Convention Centre at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga.

The cost of $25 per person includes morning tea, lunch and a copy of the proceedings. People can register online at https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=508622&

The Forum is supported by Riverina Local Land Services, Meat & Livestock Australia, ProWay, Animal Health Australia and Teys Australia.