Successful Merino EID Workshop

A group of 10 participants from NSW and Victoria participated in the first of two pilot workshops held at Wagga Wagga, NSW last week, with a half day follow up on farm still to be arranged.

Service provider, Sally Martin, led the workshop over two days and covered topics of electronic tags, using equipment to capture data and then managing that data to make more informed decisions. Participants were also interested in how collecting data could be streamlined to assist in submission for MerinoSelect data analysis.

“The Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders initiated the pilot with help from Sheep CRC to support stud members in managing electronic equipment and the resulting data and the feedback from those attending the workshop has been very encouraging,” Marion Gibbins, AASMB CEO said. A second pilot will be held in Western Australia in July this year.

Picture: An intense business – Checking out the Gallagher TSI, Kelly Reid from Langdene and the Coddington Uardry participants.