Tue, 25 July|
Katanning DPIRD Research Facility
Ravensthorpe & Katanning Tour
ASHEEP is running a trip from Esperance to Ravensthorpe & Katanning, visiting the DPIRD research station to look at carbon neutral planning, revegetation, pasture rejuvenation, the methane shed, feed efficiency, extensive Feed365 pasture trials & more.
Time & Location
25 July 2023, 7:00 am – 27 July 2023, 5:00 pm
Katanning DPIRD Research Facility, 76 Katanning-Nyabing Rd, Katanning WA 6317, Australia
About the Event
ASHEEP is hitting the road this July! Departing Esperance & touring through Ravensthorpe 25/7, Katanning 26/7, with a few stops on the return journey 27/7.
Farmers and industry who not based in Esperance and want to join in for part of the trip are very welcome.
The first stop is at Munglinup and then on to two farms around Ravensthorpe in collaboration with Ravensthorpe Agricultural Initiate Network (RAIN) on the 25th July. Here we'll be looking at confinement feeding, an auto feeder system, a multi-purpose shearing shed, seasonal staff housing / employment conditions, and more.
The tour then goes on to Katanning where we are set to visit the DPIRD research station on 26th July to look at carbon neutral planning, revegetation, pasture rejuvenation, the methane shed, feed efficiency, and DPIRD's extensive Feed365 pasture trials. During the afternoon project participants in ASHEEP's CN30 MLA PDS will be able to meet with Richard Brake to start work on their emission reduction plans, while others have the opportunity to tour the Katanning Saleyards. During the dinners we'll have two speakers join us to hear about Katanning Energy Pty Ltd (a local community renewable energy company), as well as a market and processing update from WAMMCO with Rob Davidson.
On the way back on the 27th July we'll stop by two more farms looking at a carbon project, eID, a sheep feedlot, and a cattle feedlot.
Express your interest by 16th June with Jan Clawson email@example.com or 0407 990 497. Places are limited.
The full itinerary will be out soon via ASHEEP enews.
This tour is connected to ASHEEP's "Carbon Neutral 2030: Getting started on farm" project, a Meat & Livestock Australia Producer Demonstration Site.