13th JULY: COOLAC, NSW or 14TH JULY: SHELFORD, VIC
A day for all sheep breeders with a strong focus on Merinos.
These speakers will cover all topics from gene selection, 6-month shearing, advanced reproduction & better connecting with our urban-dwelling, wool-wearing customer.
A great day to bring your questions and network with some of our industry’s most innovative people.
COOLAC HALL, NSW
Where: Coolac Hall, Old Hume Hwy, Coolac, NSW 2727
When: Tuesday 13th July
Time: 9am for a 9:30am start
Lunch & smoko provided by:
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
NICOLE PEDDIE NZM
Nicola has been working for The New Zealand Merino Company for the last 4 years supporting growers. While with NZM, Nicola has travelled to the USA and UK to meet with brand partners alongside Dave Maslen (ZQ Global Relationship Manager). Nicola has first-hand market insight from brands such as Allbirds, icebreaker, Smartwool & Stella McCartney.
This close connection to our brands allows ZQ to keep our growers relevant to the market and set them up for future markets.
Mark has spent his career in the sheep industry working throughout Australia and New Zealand.He was a key scientist in the Lifetime Wool project that developed the science behind Lifetime Ewe Management.
Pursuing a strong personal interest, Mark undertook his PhD in breeding sheep that possess genes that allow them to remain healthy and efficient in challenging pastoral environments. He works with stud and commercial producers to implement these concepts with great success & is very passionate about the potential of the sheep industry.
From a farming and engineering background in WA Russ has worked across the agricultural industry, designing and building feedlots across the world from Yemen to China. He has managed and developed nutritional products in the dairy and sheep industries and developed his own range of paddock supplements. He has been focused on reproduction efficiency for the last 10 years, leading both research and practical teams in Australia and Europe. A sheep tragic.
Emma Doyle is the senior sheep and wool lecturer and researcher at University of New England in Armidale. Emma has conducted a 3-year study on 9 properties across the country, including Mumblebone Merino Stud, on shorter shearing intervals. Emma will present the wool parameters and reproductive performance of ewes shorn at 6 & 12 months.
Mumblebone is a family run, seedstock business at Wellington NSW, run by Chad & Louise Taylor & their team.
The Mumblebone program includes full DNA testing, extensive ASBV use, ewe lamb joining & 6-month shearing, all without the need to mules. Chad will cover the commercial benefits of this approach & how to use modern data to transition a flock.