Our Sheep Special Interest Group have teamed up with Animal Health Australia
(AHA) to run a webinar and optional practical session on-farm about common sheep health issues and biosecurity practices to keep your small flock and others around you safer.
Webinar - Wednesday 30 June
At the free webinar from 7pm-8pm on Wednesday 30 June our guest presenter Ashleigh Wildridge from Animal Health Australia will cover
- What is farm biosecurity?
- What can I do to protect my small sheep flock?
- What paperwork do I need to safely buy and sell sheep?
- How can I access small amounts of drench and vaccine?
On-farm practical session - Saturday 3 July
The on-farm practical session presented by Peter and Penny Dagg and Ashleigh Wildridge will be held in Murrumbateman from 10am-3pm on Saturday 3 July. It costs $15 per person and places are limited.
When you book you can select the ticket type you want. Click register and enter your email and then NEXT to select your preferred ticket type. Morning tea will be provided. BYO lunch if you are staying for the final session.
This session is fully booked. Add yourself to the wait list if you would like to attend if someone drops out. You can also register for the webinar only to make sure that you get the zoom link for this.
At the on-farm practical session from 10am-1pm our presenters will cover
- Design and use of sheep handling facilities
- How to inspect the health of a sheep
- Importance of herd recording
- Common sheep conditions in the Capital region
- Protecting sheep against these common conditions
Participants at the practical session on Saturday 3 July have the option to also attend a sheep post-mortem demonstration from 1.30pm-3pm. This will include discussion of
- Accepted methods for on-farm destruction of sheep
- Internal and external sheep health examination
- Carcass disposal
About our presenters
Ashleigh Wildridge is a Livestock Biosecurity Research, Development and Extension Coordinator for Animal Health Australia based in Canberra. She lives on her property in Mount Fairy and has a small breeding herd of dorpers and a handful of chooks. She obtained her PhD in Dairy Science in 2018 and has been working towards improving the health and biosecurity of all livestock species in Australia since.
Peter and Penny Dagg are veterinarians and run a sheep stud, Eastern Dorpers and White Dorpers, on their 212 hectare property at Murrumbateman in the Southern Tablelands. They are committed to breeding quality Dorpers and White Dorpers with sound conformation and temperament. They also provide veterinary consulting services on flock/herd health and welfare, biosecurity, animal husbandry and management and nutrition to help farmers increase their productivity and profitability.
Dogs are not allowed at Small Farms Network Capital Region events (even in your car). Only registered participants are able to attend the on-farm practical session. This event is not suitable for children.
We have developed a Covid-19 safety plan and will be following National Covid-19 safety guidelines. A refund will be offered if you are sick and cannot attend. You can read the SFNCR Covid-19 policy here.
This event is made possible by Animal Health Australia, Sheep Producers Australia and WoolProducers Australia.