Refine genetic improvement plans at workshop

Qld-cattle-2Breeding EDGE is a three-day workshop (14-15 July and 6 September) designed to improve and refine producers breeder herd management and genetic improvement plans.

Participants will be able to develop a breeding herd management plan using genetic and reproductive knowledge and technologies, to achieve desired production targets.

Attending this workshop will help you to:

  • identify where the current breeder herd management program can be improved to reduce reproductive loss
  • measure reproductive performance more accurately
  • identify strategies and management to improve bull selection, retention, management and performance
  • develop, or refine, a practical and achievable management plan for the breeding herd that will lead to higher productivity
  • gain a thorough understanding of genetic improvement for both breeding cattle and turnoff cattle and develop breeding objectives to take your herd in a more profitable direction.

What you will learn:

  • current herd performance – what measures matter most
  • reproduction and reproduction loss
  • managing the breeders – systems
  • bull fertility and management
  • identifying “not so obvious” bull faults that impact reproduction
  • reproductive diseases and diseases impacting reproduction
  • breeder herd management plans
  • genetic improvement of your herd (including breeding objectives)
  • genetic principles and selection tools
  • selection and selection criteria for traits important to you
  • breeds and breeding systems.

Deliverers: Felicity Hamlyn-Hill (Beef Enterprise Advisory Services), Mick Sullivan (QDAF), Tim Emery (Tropical Beef Technology Services) and ACV & BULLCHECK accredited vet.

Download the flyer here.

Date & time:

14 Jul 2018 08:00AM to 15 Jul 2018 05:00PM

Location:

QDAF Office, 1-5 Prior St, Charters Towers

Cost:

$1,750 + GST / One person from a business or $1,450 + GST / Two or more people from one business. Cost includes comprehensive set of workshop notes, workbook, electronic files, other materials plus lunch and morning/afternoon tea each day.

https://www.mla.com.au/news-and-events/events-and-workshops/breeding-edge-workshop–charters-towers-queensland/

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