A Central Murray Bestwool Bestlamb and Western Murray Land Improvement Group initiative
When: Monday September 7th
Where: Wakool Services Club
Key industry presenters Jason Trompf and Mark Inglis spoke at an evening organised for sheep producers.
Mark Inglis is the Farm Assurance and Supply Chain Manager with JBS Australia started the night by providing a hands-on and practical approach to carcase quality and feedback using his mobile carcase demonstration vehicle.
Quality feedback is necessary for producers to improve carcases, make specifications, change and improve genetic traits for better efficiencies and returns; and to respond to disease and see damage which affect trim rates and sheep health. Mark will outlined current feedback strategies and likely improvements into the future.
Following on from Mark a dinner featuring local lamb was served and afterwards was a presentation by much sought after presenter Jason Trompf.
Jason Trompf, Farmer, consultant, and Chair of Best Wool Best Lamb, has played an instrumental role in developing, delivering and evaluating key industry extension programs such as Lifetime Ewe Management, Bred Well Fed Well, Best Wool Best Lamb and recently the More Lambs More Often Program. Jason is passionate about enabling your farm and the industry to prosper by improving production and profit that ensure the wellbeing of the animals, humans and landscapers within our care.
Jason reports that the on-farm value of sheep meet and wool produced in Australia exceeds $5billion p/a with strong prospects for growth. However meeting current and future demand, particularly for sheep meat, while sustaining a viable ewe flocks in an ongoing challenge for the industry.
Jason’s presentation will outlined the recent changes in flock dynamics, including the implications, challenges and opportunities at a national and individual flock level.
JBS carcases and other donated carcases were auctioned on the night on behalf of Wakool and Moulamein Football and Netball clubs.