July 2023 News
Welcome to the T90 July eNewsletter!
We are not quite sure where the first half of the year has gone, but it has been a blur in the finalisation and roll out of the T90 modules. We are excited to have a network of over 1300 people and currently have over 300 participants undertaking the program.
Looking forward, NOW is the time to be forming groups for the spring / summer based modules such as weaning management, carry over reproduction, maximising ewe potential and joining length. Feel free to contact the T90 office on (03) 5571 9001 or to visit the T90 website at www.towards90.com.au to learn more about the different modules and how to get involved.
Thanks also to the 180+ participants that registered to hear our T90 specialist focus farmers discuss all things weaning management a few weeks ago. As always, the panel were really open about their learnings to date, which helps provide invaluable practical insights for all participants.
The T90 team are passionate about helping Australian sheep producers make incremental gains towards achieving the target of 90% foetal survival, so please don’t hesitate to give us a call to discuss how we can help you to reach your reproductive goals.
James MacFarlane, AgricUltra, T90 Trainer is running groups in WA!
Weaning Management session 1 was at Ben and Esther Creek’s farm in Mayanup early July.
“Loads of content covered, with so much more to come.
Great group. Fun and interactive learning environment.”
Get in touch with James to join a T90 Group in WA.
Dr. Graham Lean, T90 Trainer from Agrivet Business Consulting is currently running T90 groups in the Derwent Valley and Ross regions in Tasmania!
If you’re in Tassie be sure to get in touch with Graham to learn more: 0428 838 262
Taking EOI for Northern Tas Producers.
Graham also covers Victoria.
NEW SOUTH WALES
T90 Trainer Tim Gole, from For Flocks Sake and T90 Focus Farm Host, Nigel Kerin from Kerin Ag, are recruiting T90 groups at Kerin Ag, Yeoval, NSW from September through to November.
Express your interest to get involved in the Yeoval, NSW T90 groups by contacting Tim Gole, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call: 02 6811042
Thrive Agri Services has been running both Joining length, Managing Maternal Condition Score and Lambing preparation exchanges across South West Victoria.
RECRUITING T90 GROUPS in the Edenhope to Cavendish regions of Victoria!
Your T90 Trainer will be Tim Leeming, Paradoo Prime.
Tim is taking groups through the following T90 modules to help young sheep achieve their potential:
Weaning Management, Joining Ewe Lambs & Beyond Ewe Lambs
These groups will be servicing the following regions including Balmoral, Casterton, Coleraine, Harrow and Cavendish areas.
Groups are filling up! Save your spot.
Call the T90 office: 03 5571 9001 to express your interest before Friday 11th August.
IN THE MEDIA
It was wonderful to see two features inside The Weekly Times in July of T90 participants, Lucy Fenton and Sam Crawford, who have been following best practices to optimise lamb survival such as adopting shorter joinings, reducing mob sizes and creating dedicated lambing paddocks.
Well done to you both and thanks to The Weekly Times for sharing their stories.
Photo credit: The Weekly Times. Nicole Cleary.
Photo 1: Sam and Chloe Crawford of RockBank South Merinos at Hensley Park with daughters Lillie, 2, and baby Sophie.
Photo 2: Lucy Fenton and her family run Vasey Farm at Vasey, in western Victoria.
SUCCESSFUL WEANING MANAGEMENT – WEBINAR WRAP UP
Lamb weaning management can be just as important for you as what it is the lamb, in terms of timing and workflow according to Dr Andrew Kennedy.
“It’s not just an event that you set at the same time every year. It’s dynamic within your business when given seasonal constraints, market constraints and it gives you flexibility,” Andrew said.
During a recent webinar with Towards 90 focus farm hosts Tim Leeming (VIC, Paradoo Prime, Pigeon Ponds); Nigel Kerin (NSW, Kerin Agriculture); Clayton South (WA, Wagin), and supported by Jamie Ramage (Ramage Rural Stud Stock) participants soaked in the knowledge passed on.
Read the full article here.
T90 UPCOMING EVENTS
The Sheepvention T90 Innovation Stage Speaker Schedule Sunday 6th August – Monday 7th August. Hear panel discussions on various topics; answering sheep health questions, invention competition and speakers, discussions on the Towards 90 Program, Sheep Updates, marketing strategies, machine learning in livestock, water management and more.
Will we see some of you there?
Got Questions about T90 and how it works?
Give the Towards 90 head office a call on (03) 5571 9001 and we will be happy to assist you with your enquiry.
T90 Trainer Feature: Darren Gordon
Darren Gordon, Sheep Nutrition and Breeding Consultant from neXtgen Agri is recruiting for groups in the south west of Victoria.
Darren will be running the T90 Modules:
- Maximising ewe potential
- Weaning management
- Carryover reproduction
Learn more about T90 here: https://towards90.com.au/faqs/
Express your interest to get involved by contacting Darren Gordon, email: email@example.com or Call: 0408 114 656.
Darren will be at the Sheepvention Rural Expo on Monday 7th August so feel free to chat with him there.
Module Feature - Weaning Management
Build On The Good Start
The module leads participants through the best-practice management to ensure lambs are weaned on time and are setup to continue to thrive during the post-weaning period.