Lachy and Lou Day, of Days Whiteface, Bordertown will be hosting one of the first MLA Bred Well, Fed Well cattle workshops on November 23.
This will be one of three workshops being hosted in South South Australia and one of the first few to be run in Australia.
“I’m really pleased to be able to host one of these industry workshops as a Hereford breeder, and it would be great to see other Hereford producers attending,” said Mr Day.
The Bred Well, Fed Well workshops aim to highlight the benefits of using better genetics, as well as managing feed and nutrition for improved reproductive performance and herd productivity.
Topics covered in the workshops include:
- Breeding better heifers and cows,
- Improving heifer and cow nutrition, and
- How to use breeding values (EBVs) for better bull selection.
The workshop will be delivered by renowned private consultant and lecturer at Latrobe University, Dr Jason Trompf, and local livestock consultant and PHD researcher, Penny Schulz.
The principles covered in the workshop can be effectively applied to any breed of cattle, and offer a great opportunity for producers to gain greater knowledge and understanding of the different aspects that contribute to a successful herd.
The timing of the workshops also provides great preparation for the South Australian bull buying and selling season early next year.
The Bordertown workshop will be held at Days Whiteface, Bordertown 868 Naracoorte Road on Thursday, November 23 from 9am through til 4pm.
The participation fee for the workshop is $75 per person and lunch is provided on the day.
For more information or to register for the workshop contact Penny Schulz on 0417 853 094 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other workshops are also being held at Raven Limousin, Field (via Coonalpyn) on November 20 and at Glatz Black Angus, Avenue Range on November 21.