Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Livestock Forum and Agribusiness Today Forum

Conference puts spotlight on innovation in animal production

From a piggery making use of liquid food waste, to new technology, and research to better understand consumer attitudes - the Animal Production 2018 conference showcased innovation.

Charles Sturt University (CSU) through the Graham Centre, hosted the Australian Society of Animal Production’s biennial conference in July.

More than 300 academics, researchers, producers, consultants, students and industry representatives attended the event.

The Graham Centre’s livestock forum was held as part of the conference, highlighting research with practical application on-farm.

Producers were able to hear updates about animal health, including sheep measles, drench resistance, and Ovine Brucellosis.

There was also information about making the most of new technology such as genomics testing and the National Livestock Identification System.

Other presentations focused on livestock supplementation, the economics of mixed farms and how to make the best fodder from cereal and canola crops.

If you missed it, download a copy of the proceedings.

Reg and Rory Menzies, Glenwann Ganmain and Brad Johnston Ag N Vet Ganmain  Professor Fred Provenza   
Marcus Stacey, Camelot Tumut, Ryan Malone Robin Hill Tumut, Harry Meek CSU student  Michael Gooden, Galore and James Crawford Galimbang, Adelong  Amie and Mel Elworth, Burrenderry Gundagai and Maria and Brooke Anderson Wodalla Tumbarumba. 

Focus on mixed farming technology.

Improving  the efficiency and productivity of mixed farming operations was the focus of the Agribusiness Today Forum in Parkes in August.

Nearly 90 producers attended to hear more than a dozen speakers talk about new technology and the potential benefits for the mixed farming sector.

The Forum was  supported by CSU and Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West, in partnership with the Graham Centre, Local Land Services Central West and Central Tablelands and Central West Farming Systems (CWFS).

Ben Watts, Nigel Tompkins and Derrick ThompsonEmily King AWI, and Megan Rogers, Sheep Connect

 

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