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Conference Proceeding


Department of Agriculture, Western Australia

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Biosecurity, Disease, Threats, Livestock, Animal welfare, Tail docking, Mulesing, Flystrike, Export, Markets, Live sheep trade, Genetics, Traits, Selection, EBV, Merino ewe, Nutritional management, Focused feeding, Quality wool, Sheepmeats, Planning, Performance, Benchmarking, RF tags, Electronic tags, RFID, Sheep worm control, Sheep worm management, Drench resistance, Integrated pest management, Integrated parasite management, Refugia


This session covers eight papers from different authors:1. Biosecurity in the sheep industry will improve production and profits Ashley Mercy, Department of Agriculture, Western Australia 2. Easy care sheep David Scobie, AgResearch, PO Box 60 Lincoln, 8152, New Zealand 3. Targeting the market’s requirements - live sheep exports Neil Buchanan, Manager Animal Health Operations, Primary Industries & Resources, South Australia 4. Setting flock breeding objectives Kevin Bell, Sheep Management and Production Consultants, Kojonup WA 5. Future feeding of sheep in Western Australia John Milton and Graeme Martin, The University of Western Australia 6. Recipe for getting back into Sheep Bob Hall, JRL Hall and Co., Darkan 7. Wool producer experiences with individual animal management Maurie Stephen, Wool Producer, Armidale NSW 8. The history of future sheep worm management Dr Rob Woodgate, Department of Agriculture, Western Australia