Tighter calving times

Field Day: Tom Gubbins is inviting cattle producers to a field day at Te Mania Angus on November 2 on Fixed Time Artificial Insemination and the latest cattle yard technology .
Field Day: Tom Gubbins is inviting cattle producers to a field day at Te Mania Angus on November 2 on Fixed Time Artificial Insemination and the latest cattle yard technology .

A field day on fixed time artificial insemination and the latest in cattle yard technology will be held at Te Mania Angus at Mortlake on Thursday, November 2.

“The Day In the Yards” at Te Mania will involve interactive demonstration of Fixed Time AI by Ian Moreland and Fiona Glover of Southern Cross Genetics.

Also being demonstrated will be the latest Clipex Crush and KoolCollect Animal Management software by Sapien Technology. in action.

Tom Gubbins and Hamish McFarlane from Te Mania will talk about these systems and has enabled the Angus stud to join 1600 cows, in eight weeks, with reduced labour, and less yardings of cattle. 

The management ensures a tight calving pattern, creating streamlined management groups for growing out and assessing future generations of Angus genetics.

The day will run from 11am-2pm.

Lunch will be provided and bookings to lucy@temania.com.au are preferred as numbers are limited.

Livestock producers have also been invited to workshops this month hosted by Agriculture Victoria on changes to the Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) requirements.

LPA accreditation is needed for access to LPA National Vendor Declarations.

Producers who choose to become LPA accredited commit to carrying out on-farm practices covering issues such food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity that support the integrity of the entire meat supply system.

Meat & Livestock Australia said the LPA NVD was the main document behind Australia’s reputation as a reliable supplier of safe red meat to domestic and international markets. 

The workshops will outline the steps livestock producers need to take to comply with LPA requirements including farm biosecurity plans, animal welfare obligations and record keeping.  

The workshops will be held on Tuesday, October 10 at the Heywood Football Club rooms from 10.30am-1pm, on Thursday October 12 at the Warrnambool DEDJTR office in Raglan Parade, and on Friday, October 13, at the Cobden Golf Club.

Lunch will be provided so those attending are asked to RSVP to Michele Jolliffe from Agriculture Victoria on 0428 581 883 or michele.jolliffe@ecodev.vic.gov.au

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