Sheep Industry Business Innovation

Register now for free feedlotting workshops

The SIBI team invites producers, lot feeders and agribusiness professionals to hear from feedlotting expert Geoff Duddy at our free workshops later this month.

The half-day sessions, in Darkan (14 March), York (15 March) and Merredin (16 March), have been designed to explore the value behind feedlotting, opportunities to expand production and develop a new dedicated feedlot. The York session will also include a feedlot tour led by owner Scott Boyle.

SIBI Development Officer Steve Tunbridge, who will be a presenter at the workshops, said “Feedlotting is becoming increasingly popular to ‘add value’ when finishing lambs to weight – but incorporating feedlotting into a business requires consideration of location, equipment and costs.”

Guest speaker Geoff Duddy, from Sheep Solutions (New South Wales) is a nationally recognised specialist in feedlotting and was the developer of the Sheep CRC’s lamb feedlot calculator.

“To have someone on board of Geoff’s calibre for these workshops, and to hear from his experience, provides a very unique opportunity for producers” Steve added.

SIBI Project Manager Bruce Mullan said “Part of these workshops will be discussing the opportunities in the WA sheep industry, particularly around export. One recent example is V&V Walsh being awarded a licence to export chilled meat to China, so there is real opportunity out there for those that have an appetite to expand production, and this is just one way that SIBI is working with industry to make the most of it.”

Fully funded by SIBI, the Darkan, York and Merredin workshops are offered at no cost to participants. A fourth workshop will be held as part of the ASHEEP autumn field day in Esperance on Thursday 17 March.

Register your interest now! Contact Steve Tunbridge on + 61 (0)8 9821 3221 or email