Expressions of interest are open for the Lifetime Ewe Management Course

Develop your skills and knowledge of maximising lamb numbers through the Lifetime Ewe Management (LTEM) course.

Local Land Services, Australian Wool Innovation and the Rural Industries Skill Training have developed a course to assist sheep producers and woolgrowers to set up your ewes for success.

The course offers skills and support to make feeding and managing your ewes easier.

Working with groups of 5-7 farmers who will meet 6 times in a 12-month period along with your course trainer and an experienced sheep consultant will work with you to:

  • learn how to condition score
  • prepare ewes for joining
  • manage shingles and twin-bearing ewes at different stages of their reproductive cycle
  • assess pasture and calculate supplementary feeding rates
  • set up lambing paddocks
  • form weaning strategies to maximise weaner survival
  • set targets for condition score, conception, lamb survival, ewe mortality, lamb growth rate and feed on offer.

The cost of LTEM is $2,400 plus GST per participant. Subsidies from Australian Wool Innovation of $900 for eligible woolgrowers and a further $500 from Local Land Services bringing the course cost to $1,000 plus GST per participant.

LTEM is delivered on farm and is ideally suited to a small group of 5-7 participants. We encourage you to contact like-minded neighbours and farmers in your local are to form a group, and a LTEM trainer will come to you for the delivery of the course.

For expressions of interest and more information please contact Local Land Services Officer, Max Newsome on 0427 007 190 or max.newsome@lls.nsw.gov.au

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