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BWBL Pyrenees and Smeaton Groups – Improving ram performance
Members of the Pyrenees (Avoca) and Smeaton BestWool/BestLamb groups recently participated in a practical on-farm workshop, ‘RAMping Up Repro’.
The workshop covered best practice ram management in the months leading up to joining.
BWBL Bairnsdale Group profile
In this profile, we meet the BWBL Bairnsdale Group which has been running for around 20 years.
The group meets six times a year, on farm, to discuss local issues and share information on running profitable and sustainable wool and prime lamb enterprises.
BetterBeef Group profiles – Upper Murray and Mudgegonga Groups
We meet two BetterBeef Groups that are coordinated by Chris Miriams and hear about what they learnt from their study tours to Tasmania.
BWBL Willaura Group profile and New Zealand tour
In June 2019, Steve Cotton arranged a tour for the Willaura BWBL group to look at Merino systems in New Zealand. Thirteen producers took part in the tour.
The 5-day tour started in Christchurch and finished in Queenstown and on average 4 properties were visited each day.
A big 'take home message' for the group was the New Zealander's approach to feed. Through winter, different stock feeds, such as rye corn, kale and swedes are grown.