Farmer wants a life - sheep research open day

Thursday 22 March 2018

Katanning Research Facility (formerly GSARI), Nyabing Road, Katanning

Morning tea from 9:30am

Program from 10.00am - 4.30pm, with a sundowner to follow

Topics include

  • Call the midwife!! Let’s minimise lambing strife – Beth Paganoni, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and Amy Lockwood, Murdoch University
  • Sheep parasites: not only affecting your sheep’s bottom, but also your bottom line – Danny Roberts, DPIRD
  • Tough mothers: chewing the fat.  The value of whole body energy stores in your breeding index –  Sarah Blumer, Murdoch University and John Young, Farming Systems Analysis Service
  • Muscling out the competition! Optimising lean meat yield in your lambs - Jaya Marimuthu and Steve Connaughton, Murdoch University
  • Stop guessing how good your commercial ewes are. Benchmark them with DNA Flock Profile  – Tom Granleese, University of New England
  • Sins of the father: the hidden mysteries of maternal genetics - Dave Rubie, Smartshepherd
  • Keeping up appearances: why meat colour matters! - Maddison Corlett and Honor Calnan, Murdoch University
  • Sheep passports: Where they have been? What did they do? (& with who?!) Use individual animal data to get the details – Nathan Scott, Achieve Ag Solutions
  • Ditch the dentures…Does lamb age determine eating quality? - Rachel O’Reilly and Claire Payne, Murdoch University

Plus more speakers to be announced soon.


RSVPs are essential to this free event.

Register online at Farmer wants a life or contact Julia Smith, DPIRD, at

For more information please visit the full webpage for Farmer wants a life.

The sheep industry open day is made possible by DPIRD’s Sheep Industry Business Innovation project, in partnership with the Sheep Alliance of WA.


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When and where

HostSheep Industry Business Innovation (SIBI) project and the Sheep Alliance of Western Australia
Start DateThursday, 22nd March 2018
Start Time9:30 am
End Time4:30 pm
LocationKatanning Research Facility
Nyabing Road,
Katanning, WA 6317
WebRegister for Farmer wants a life

Contact information

Julia Smith
+61 (0)8 9368 3449

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