Is a Lifetime Ewe Management course right for you? - Elders Rural Services
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Is a Lifetime Ewe Management course right for you?

Are you looking to increase weaning and stocking rates? Then the Lifetime Ewe Management course may be for you.

The Lifetime Ewe Management course  is a hands-on training program for proactive wool and lamb producers, who want to improve their understanding of the impacts of ewe nutrition on the performance of the ewe and her progeny.

About the course

The training program is based on outcomes from the Lifetime Wool Project, a national project funded by Australian Wool Innovation. This project developed management guidelines for Merino ewes, for an improved understanding of the impacts of ewe nutrition at different stages of the reproductive cycle.

Delivered in small groups of five to seven sheep producers, you will meet with a facilitator on a participant’s farm, six times per year over the weaner to weaner cycle. You’ll develop the skills and confidence to manage ewes to achieve condition score targets that improve animal welfare, optimise stocking rates and increase whole farm profitability.

Knowledgeable, accredited trainers

The courses are run locally across Australia and are facilitated by knowledgeable, accredited trainers.

In some states, the trainers include long-term Elders staff – livestock production advisors Emma Shattock (SA), Steph Warwick (SA), Rob Inglis (NSW), Adam Turnbull (NSW) and district wool managers Craig Pearsall, Brett Smith and Greg Sawyer (NSW), enabling you to draw from their vast knowledge and experience.

“I lean on the abundance of skills from Elders Agronomists, Territory Sales Managers and other Livestock Production Advisors”, Craig Pearsall said.

“In the process I give participants a better understanding of how to make their business more profitable.”

Ewe’ll love the results

Past course participants have reported the following results:

  • Increased stocking rates by 15 per cent
  • Decreased ewe mortality by 44 per cent
  • Increased weaning rate by 15 per cent
  • Increased lambs weaned per ha by 30 per cent.

To learn more about the Lifetime Ewe Management course and if there’s a course near you, visit the Rural Industries Skill Training (RIST) website.

To find out how Elders can help you throughout the production cycle, speak to your local branch.

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