Archive for the ‘Sheep’ Category

Spring Newsletter

Friday, October 20th, 2017

In this issue: Feeding Your Sheep Over Summer – Condition Score – Weaning – Feed Budgeting.

Spring Newsletter 2017

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 



Poor Seasons Workshops

Friday, August 11th, 2017

The Sheep’s Back are hosting another poor season’s workshop in Boyup Brook.  Come and discuss strategies for poor seasons including tactics to weaning early and ewe management aimed at the beginning of 2018 season. A DAFWA vet will also present on sheep health issues that arise in poor seasons.  Click on link for more details Poor Seasons Workshop Boyup Brook


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….

Late Break Workshop – Frankland

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

The Sheep’s Back and DAFWA’s Sheep Industry Business Innovation (SIBI) are hosting another late break meeting. On hand will be Consultants Ed Riggall and Mark Allington to discuss strategies for poor season and sheep nutrition requirements. DAFWA vets will present on sheep health issues that rear up in these seasons, particularly in ewesClick the link more information: Late Break Workshop – Frankland


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!

Click the image below…..

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.