Sheep Containment Feeding

  • This project received funding from the Australian Government's Future Drought Fund
  • 1 year
  • SW Victoria
  • Current
Weaned lambs 20220316 110209

Research Question

The inclusion of containment feeding in livestock enterprises can lead to improved productivity, improved reproductive performance, enhanced landscape and pasture management, greater drought resilience and increases in profitability. A new project has been developed focused on supporting sheep producers to implement best practice containment feeding, suited to their individual farming systems.

Research Information & Objectives

Expressions of interest are now open to participate in a pilot program where you will join a small group of like-minded sheep producers, paired with a trained advisor. The advisor will then work one-on-one with each of the producers in the group to support the decision-making, planning, design and implementation of a containment feeding setup best suited to the farmer, sheep enterprise and farming environment.

When is it happening?

Expressions of interest are now open through Southern Farming Systems, with the program to kick off in February 2024, depending on seasonal and regional needs. The advisor will work with the group for approximately 6 months.

What is expected of producers?

Producers in the pilot program are expected to participate in a 1-day workshop, which will be a small group of sheep producers. Each participant will then have the opportunity to work one-on-one with an advisor to work through the decision-making processes, planning, design, and implementation specific to their farm and needs. Ideally, the producer group will meet again later to see what worked well (and what didn’t!)

Cost – Participation for SFS sheep producers is free, but places are limited so register your interest by Friday 16th February 2024

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