Tools And Resources

The Lamb feedlot cost calculator was developed by the Sheep CRC, and NSW DPI. Use this calculator to provide detailed costings on all elements of your lamb feeding operation. There is a very useful section related to ration formulation. Read More
Interested in improving ewe reproductive rates? This video by Dr Gordon Refshauge, NSW DPI Cowra demonstrates the technique of wet and dry to establish which breeding ewes have failed to rear a lamb. Read More
In this YouTube video, Allan Casey (Sheep Breeding Specialist) demonstrates how to perform a physical examination of rams. In all breeding flocks there are rams that are poor performers, either with physical abnormalities likely to interfere with semen quality or serving ability, or with poor libido. These rams must be identified and removed so that ewes have the best chance of conceiving to service in their first oestrus, thus shortening the lambing period and aiding management at lambing and at marking. The prevalence of physical abnormalities, particularly abnormalities of the testis, epididymis and penis, increases with age. All rams should be checked when determining replacement requirements and again before joining. All rams should be physically examined before purchase. Read More
Crops Rumps and Woolly Jumpers was an innovative forum, hosted by Sheep Connect NSW and the EH Graham Centre, highlighting the different enterprises in mixed farming. The forum was structured in two halves. The morning session was built around the telling of six farmer business stories involving a short video and audience discussion. A facilitated session at the completion of the morning session drew out key themes from these stories. The afternoon session included four sessions with presentations and activities addressing decision making, trends and challenges in agricultural production; what makes success in mixed farming; analysing cost benefits of change (partial budgeting exercise) and deal or no deal (risk assessment exercise). Go to the playlist to see 19 videos showing footage from the forum and farmer video stories. Read More