Jessica Crettenden (SARDI) Mark Klante (SARDI) Roy Latta (SARDI)
SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
To reinvigorate the livestock component of the EP farming system.
There was a wide variation in the production performance of the 2010 drop hoggets that was addressed with a 30% culling rate that included a mix of visual and objective measurement.
We have collected initial measurements from the 2011 drop lambs. Further bodyweight gain over summer and wool quality and quantity in June measurements will be collected after which the wethers and culled ewes will be sold.
Lead research organisation
SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Host research organisation
Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems
Darryl Smith and Forbes Brien, SARDI Roseworthy, Brian Ashton, Sheep Consultancy Service Pty Ltd and Ian Bradtke, Lazerline for project development and delivery.
Trent Brace for his livestock management support and MAC staff Brett McEvoy for support in the shed and sheep yards.
Trial source data and summary not available Check the trial report PDF for trial results.
Derived climate information
No observed climate data available for this trial. Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.
SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.
Trial report and links
2011 trial report
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