Archive for the ‘Across the State’ Category

for a Poor Season

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

We recently presented Poor Season Workshops at various WA locations. Check out the resources below if you weren’t able to make it to one of our workshops or you did make it and would like to review the presentations or resources to help you manage your sheep.

Workshop locations & program – August/September 2017

Poor Season Workshop Presentations:

Weaner Management
Sheep Health Issues in Spring-Early Summer
Sheep Health Conditions in Tight Seasons

Other Useful Resources:

Confinement Feeding
Confinement Feeding – Webinar
Feeding & Managing Sheep in Dry Times
AWI – Drought Resources
Feed Budgeting for Ewe Flocks in the Dry Season
Feed Cost Calculator 




Monday, August 7th, 2017

View our July Maggotmail including the latest Regional Roundup, discussing feeding rates, lambing, worms etc!

Maggotmail  – July 2017

Flywave Map

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

The Sheep’s Back, with the assistance of its membership, has put together a Maggot Map. Click on the locations to find what’s happening and short comments from growers. We will be updating weekly.



Maggot Mail

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

View the latest Maggot Mail including a Regional Roundup focussing on feeding rates, lambing time, Feed on Offer and exit strategy actions people have taken or are planning to take in the next two weeks. Click the image below….

Another Maggot Mail for May!

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Check out the links in this edition to view webinars to assist with dealing with a late break and lambing…..

May Maggot Mail

Monday, May 15th, 2017

We have an updated Regional Roundup map with information on rainfall, flies, worms, feed and general seasonal conditions plus links to Beyond the Bale magazine, AWI Market Intelligence Reports and more!

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April Maggot Mail

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

We have an updated Regional Roundup map with information on rainfall, flies, worms, feed and general seasonal conditions. Click the image below.

Maggot Mail

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

The latest news from AWI’s “The Yarn”, an updated Flywave map and rainfall forecasts. Click the image below.

Statewide Benchmarking Survey

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

The results are in! Thank you to the 307 Sheep’s Back members that took the time to complete the survey. Click below to read the analysis of the survey data.


Maggot Mail

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

In this Maggot Mail: WA Fly Map, Spring Sheep Optimiser Workshops, Spatial Hub Demonstration Opportunity and ParaBoss.

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