Sheep Husbandry for Small Farms

20 May 2017 9.45 – 3.30 pm 

Location: Gold Creek Station, Hall Look at the venue

This field day presented by Doug Alcock is for anyone managing sheep who wants to know more about animal nutrition, routine practices, calendar of operations, ewe management, lambing, estimating pasture availability and supplementary feeding. In addition to presentations about the theory of sheep management there will be a yard session where participants will be able to handle sheep and learn more about practical animal husbandry. The workshop will be held at a working sheep farm in Hall, ACT.

Presenter Doug Alcock is the owner/manager of Graze Profit Consulting providing advisory services to farmers and farmer groups. His main area of interest is in sheep nutrition and grazing management for the benefit of the land, livestock and ultimately farmers. Doug worked for over 23 years as a sheep and wool officer with the NSW DPI in our region and has developed a number of workshops specialising in sheep husbandry including ‘Top Lamb Crop’ which he currently presents for ACT Landcare. In addition to his practical skills, he is involved in research with the CSIRO and industry groups on pastures and grazing animals.

Cost: $ 25.00 per person plus booking fee

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