Scores of speakers at Sheep Easy
A Victorian farmer well-known for his precision lambing enterprise will headline an upcoming Mid West sheep forum.
Lamb producer Tim Leeming, who farms at Pigeon Ponds about 350km west of Melbourne, is the keynote speaker at this Wednesday’s Sheep Easy event at Moora Recreation Centre.
Mr Leeming co-ordinates a prime lamb operation, alongside wife Georgie and is an advocate of running multiple-bearing ewes in small mobs during lambing.
The Leemings collect lambing mob data for a Meat and Livestock Australia-funded lambing density research project.
This year’s Sheep Easy event, organised by Australian Wool Innovation-funded grower network The Sheep’s Back, also boasts veterinarians Tim Watts and Adrian Baker.
The duo are poised to discuss pain relief options for lamb marking, while AWI’s Bridget Peachey will present a plenary session on the latest fly-strike research results.
Murdoch University’s animal research team will cover a range of topics, with Amy Lockwood to discuss optimising mob size and lamb survival before Serina Hancock highlights grazing cereals.
Sheep Easy will also feature outdoor displays.
The program starts at 8.30am and concludes at 4pm, followed by a sundowner.
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