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Wed, 13 Mar

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Esperance Livestock Transport Depot

Autumn Expo: Handling gear, eID, tech

An expo of sheep & cattle handling gear, eID equipment, technology. Keynote speakers, equipment in action, gear on display, learn how to use eID, & more.

Autumn Expo: Handling gear, eID, tech
Autumn Expo: Handling gear, eID, tech

Time & Location

13 Mar 2024, 8:30 am

Esperance Livestock Transport Depot, 639 Myrup Rd, Myrup WA 6450

About the Event

ASHEEP & BEEF's Autumn Expo of sheep and cattle handling gear, eID and tech has shaped up nicely! All farmers and industry are welcome to join us for a day of good talk, good tech, and good food at the Esperance Livestock Transport depot on Wednesday 13th March at 639 Myrup Rd, Myrup. Keynote speakers, equipment in action, gear on display, learn how to use eID, & more.

08:30AM Arrive, sign in, tea & coffee

09:00AM Welcome

  • Sally Martin (SheepMetrix), an eID / genetics / data collection expert, joins us from NSW and will speak and MC the day alongside producer David Vandenberghe (ASHEEP & BEEF Chair / Vandenberghe Partners). Dave has been using eID throughout his commercial and stud flocks for many years.

09:10AM Case Study

  • Producer Clayton South (Tahara) will cover how he has used eID data to optimise lamb production in a commercial flock of around 4000 Dohne ewes near Wagin.

09:50AM Concurrent Sessions - We'll break into smaller groups to go through a range of stations, gear displays and demonstrations, each group will have an opportunity to go through all the stations. Further questions and demonstrations can be followed up during lunch).

  • NVD process with eID tags with Andrew Longbottom (DPIRD)
  • Shearwell - Thomas & Courteney Pengilly will be running a demonstration with Shearwell tags and equipment, and sharing their knowlege of eID systems.
  • Gallagher - eShepherd virtual fencing for cattle, Norton cattle crush, crutch & dag handler, autodrafter, weigh scales, wireless load bars, eID wands & head units.
  • Clipex autodrafter, Clipex cattle crush, Tru-Test wands & head units, with South Coastal Agencies
  • Te Pari - Racewell DR3 autodrafter (3-way), Racewell HD4 (4-way), WiFi drench gun
  • Sapien - Individual animal management software & hardware
  • FLEXOT Flexible Oral Lice Treatment
  • Allflex tags & Tru-Test / Prattley equipment, with Elders
  • Fleece weighing demonstration with Collect & Crunch

12:10PM eID: Where do I start? What do I need? Biggest bang for buck? - Sally Martin

12:30PM - 2:20PM Long lunch (CWA Burgers) with the opportunity to take a closer look at the gear, speak with reps, go through demonstrations.

  • The Livestock Collective virtual goggles with live export ship tours
  • Field bin & single tine ripper, with Bedford Harbour Engineering

02:20PM

  • Update on Implementation of Compulsory eID in Sheep & Goats - with Michael Britton (DPIRD), the Project Manager of the sheep & goat eID tag roll out.
  • The Livestock Collective AWI Extension update
  • Agora Livestock Markets app

03:30PM "Charting the way forward" - Panel discussion

04:00PM Sausage sizzle & beers

06:30PM Close

The schedule is indicative and may be subject to change.

BIOSECURITY

Please observe farm biosecurity and arrive in clean boots & clothes. If you are travelling in a car that has been on other farms please make sure it is clean (free of weed seeds and soil).

WHAT TO BRING

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

SAFETY

We are visiting a livestock depot which includes 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 & BEEF’s livestock handling safe work procedures available to download here and take instruction given to you by the farm host / field day Chair). When you are driving please drive cautiously and avoid hazards such as potholes, deep water, slippery areas, wild animals, and livestock.

PERSONAL ACCESSIBILITY

Please note that this event will visit 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 & BEEF on the number below and we will endeavour to find a solution.

COVID-19

Please observe good hand hygiene and don’t attend if you have cold and flu symptoms.

Contact ASHEEP & BEEF

Sarah Brown

Executive Officer

0409 335 194

Thanks to our fantastic sponsors for making this event possible!

Tickets

  • Autumn Expo Ticket

    Includes lunch, sausage sizzle, and drinks.

    $50.00
    Tax: GST included

Total

$0.00

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