Wed, 15 Feb|
Allegria Park cattle yards
Half day workshop with vet Dr Enoch Bergman covering preparing heifers & bulls for joining, improving breeding outcomes through better bull management, bovine herpesvirus vaccination, potential impacts of early weaning, Body Condition Scoring (BCS) cattle and BVD serology.
Time & Location
15 Feb, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Allegria Park cattle yards, 214 Cook Rd, Myrup WA 6450, Australia
About the Event
This workshop comes on the back of ASHEEP landing three new producer demonstration site projects focused on benefiting cattle producers, funded by Meat & Livestock Australia. We're launching the projects with a half day workshop with cattle vet Dr Enoch Bergman (Swans Veterinary Services), who will cover off what the projects involve, before taking us through some of the key production areas in focus.
Our thanks to Andrew Kuss for hosting this workshop at his cattle yards located at Allegria Park, 214 Cook Rd, Myrup. The yards are visible from the road and there is a sign "Allegria Park" at the gate. Please bring a chair.
Presentation & discussion with Dr Enoch Bergman
- Preparing heifers & bulls for joining
- Improving breeding outcomes through better bull management
- Bovine herpesvirus vaccination
- Potential impacts and benefits of earlier weaning
- Body Condition Scoring cattle (with cattle to demonstrate technique in yards)
- Understanding the risk of BVD to your herd and how to use BVD serology
11:30AM - Workshop sessions end, followed by lunch & networking
Please observe farm biosecurity and arrive in clean boots & clothes.
WHAT TO BRING
Wet weather gear / hat / sunscreen, we go rain or shine.
We are visiting a working farm which comes with a range of hazards. Please stay as a group and observe instructions given to you. Stay away from moving machinery or vehicles, look out for slips / trips, keep a safe distance from any livestock we may encounter (if you are given the opportunity to handle stock during condition scoring please follow ASHEEP’s livestock handling safe work procedures available to download here and take instruction given to you by the farm host / workshop coordinator). Avoid driving on paddocks where possible. When you are driving on farm tracks please drive cautiously and avoid hazards such as potholes, deep water, and slippery areas.
Please note that this event will visits to paddocks / yards that include uneven / soft / rough terrain. There are also steps up to the portable toilet we are using. If you have accessibility requirements and need something for you to safely attend the event, please call ASHEEP on the number below and we will endeavour to find a solution.
0409 335 194
Thanks to Meat & Livestock Australia and to our fantastic sponsors for making this event possible!
Includes lunch, workshop, and post event networking.