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Sheep health and welfare

Flies, lice, worms and diseases are a major cost for woolgrowers. Resources, tools and workshops are available to help manage these risks by implementing best practice management to improve the health and welfare of your sheep.

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Guidance prepared by PIRSA about how to ensure the safety of your livestock during bushfires. Whilst caring for livestock and other animals before and after a bushfire is essential, personal safety should be considered as a first priority on all occasions.

Be sure to get your Bushfire Survival Plan up to date and to hand.

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drought-resources-accordion-1.jpgThe information in this publication aims to highlight the purpose, benefits and experiences of sheep producers managing sheep in confined areas during drought.

One of the most important issues for any farm business emerging from drought is the need to restore the business to optimum productivity and profitability as quickly as possible. The purpose of the droughtlot is to assist this specifically by:

  • Preserving preferred pasture density or composition.
  • Minimising soil and nutrient loss from bare ground.

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Knowing where water is on your property and how much you have available is vital in times of drought. The best way to manage and maintain stock water is to have reliable information about your property’s water supplies. This means knowing where the water is, how much is available and whether it is ‘fit for purpose’. A water stocktake will provide this vital information. DOWNLO...

Knowing where water is on your property and how much you have available is vital in times of drought.

The best way to manage and maintain stock water is to have reliable information about your property’s water supplies. This means knowing where the water is, how much is available and whether it is ‘fit for purpose’. A water stocktake will provide this vital information.

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Knowing where water is on your property and how much you have available is vital in times of drought.

The best way to manage and maintain stock water is to have reliable information about your property’s water supplies. This means knowing where the water is, how much is available and whether it is ‘fit for purpose’. A water stocktake will provide this vital information.

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STOCK WATER

Knowing where water is on your property and how much you have available is vital in times of drought.

The best way to manage and maintain stock water is to have reliable information about your property’s water supplies. This means knowing where the water is, how much is available and whether it is ‘fit for purpose’. A water stocktake will provide this vital information.

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Planning for profit - a practical guide to assist woolgrowers recover from drought covers pasture utilisation, through flock fertility and weaner management to genetics - all-important components of flock recovery strategies. They are presented in an order that relates to a suggested approach to identifying priorities at the individual flock level, starting with the easy options which are still...

Planning for profit - a practical guide to assist woolgrowers recover from drought covers pasture utilisation, through flock fertility and weaner management to genetics - all-important components of flock recovery strategies.

They are presented in an order that relates to a suggested approach to identifying priorities at the individual flock level, starting with the easy options which are still critical but in some cases at a higher cost.

 

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Cost of Production Calculator
Cost of production (COP) is a key factor affecting the profitability of wool producing businesses. COP, measured in dollars per kilogram of clean wool, is an indication of the outlay required to produce each kilogram of wool. COP is a measure of the efficiency of wool production. Calculating the cost of production is an important step in assessing flock profitability and a first step to making ...

Cost of production (COP) is a key factor affecting the profitability of wool producing businesses. COP, measured in dollars per kilogram of clean wool, is an indication of the outlay required to produce each kilogram of wool.

COP is a measure of the efficiency of wool production. Calculating the cost of production is an important step in assessing flock profitability and a first step to making change.

Use the AWI cost of production calculator to:

  • Measure wool enterprise performance year on year.
  • Compare enterprise efficiency annually against other woolgrowers to identify scope for improvement.
  • Help with wool marketing decisions.

Calculate Cost of Production - click the links below to:

 

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