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Tue, 15 Aug



Winter Field Walk

ASHEEP's annual Winter Field Walk in the Esperance region.

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Winter Field Walk
Winter Field Walk

Time & Location

15 Aug 2023, 9:00 am – 7:45 pm

Esperance, Esperance WA, Australia

About the Event

All farmers and those in the agricultural industry are welcome to join ASHEEP at our annual Winter Field Walk as we tour around farms and engage with industry speakers, including AWI Chair Jock Laurie, and have a sheep & cattle market outlook discussion with Rabobank Analyst Angus Gidley-Baird. Snacks, lunch, drinks and dinner will be provided. Rug up and join us. We’ll finish off by the fire at Condingup Recreation Centre.

Field Day Stops & Discussions

9:00AM - Meet at Esperance Bay Yacht Club carpark to travel via bus

9:15AM - Bus departs

9:25AM - Bus pick up corner of Dempster & Fisheries Roads

10:00AM - Ash Reichstein & Megan McDowall – 1940 Wittenoom Rd, Neridup

  • Combat Barley (grazed & not grazed)
  • Frano Serradella in deep-ripped / soil ameliorated paddock
  • Grazing Wheats (Illabo vs Mohawk)
  • Shearing Shed Safety Audit (thoughts after having undertaken one)

12:00PM - Michael, Veronica, & John Bertola, 1795 Carlberg Rd, Beaumont

  • Vetch Pastures & Confinement Setup
  • Zolvix Plus Shelf Life & Drench Resistance Testing Results, David Howey (Elanco)
  • Lunch provided

2:15PM - Nick Ruddenklau – 6695 Fisheries Rd, Condingup

  • Pasture Variety Trial PDS Update & Site Visit - Abundant Ryegrass, Forester Oats, Margarita Serradella) - Chad Hall, South Coastal Agencies
  • Preventing Bull Preputial Breakdown by Vaccination PDS - View bull preputial breakdown investigation by Dr Enoch Bergman (Swans Veterinary Services)
  • Meet the Australia Wool Innovation Chair + Questions - Jock Laurie (AWI Chair)
  • Peter Westblade Scholarship, Wether Trial + Sheep Classing & Objective Measurements - Craig Wilson

4:30PM - Drinks & BBQ Dinner at Condingup Recreation Centre

  • Speaker & discussion session: Have we reached the bottom? Sheep & Cattle Market Outlook 2024 - Angus Gidley-Baird (Rabobank Senior Analyst, Animal Proteins)

7:45PM - Bus returns to Esperance


Please observe farm biosecurity and arrive in clean boots & clothes.

If you need to travel via car please make sure it is clean to avoid spread of weeds, pests and disease.


Wet weather gear / warm clothes / hat / sunscreen, we go rain or shine.


We are visiting working farms which include 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 please follow ASHEEP’s livestock handling safe work procedures available to download here and take instruction given to you by the farm host / field day Chair). 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.

Personal Accessibility

Please note that this event will visit paddocks and yards that include uneven / soft / rough terrain. We plan to have a portable toilet available, but there are several steps to access it. 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.

Thanks to our fantastic sponsors for making this event possible!

Contact ASHEEP

Sarah Brown

Executive Officer

0409 335 194


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