Sheep and wool producers are invited to attend the Sheep Technology & Innovation Day in Hawker this September where the latest innovations and advice helping shape South Australia’s sheep and wool industry will be on show.
The one-day only event will be held on Tuesday, 25 September at Hawker Community Sporting Centre from 9am to 4:30pm. Entry is free.
Despite the seasonal conditions affecting much of the state’s sheep and wool producing areas, including the Eyre Peninsula, Murray Mallee and Pastoral districts, the day presents an opportunity for producers to come together, discuss current challenges, share ideas and plan for a brighter future.
The morning session will include presentations from industry experts on a range of topics including yard and shed design, satellite and other water telemetry, virtual fencing and how drones may play a role in broad-acre agriculture and pastoral enterprises.
The day will also include demonstrations and trade displays on topics like water management, sheep handling equipment, farm and livestock software, wild dog management and arid plants from companies including Farmbot Australia, Tru-Test, Kondinin and AgriWebb.
Rural Solutions SA Director, Regional Services Kat Giles said innovation is a vital part of being efficient and productive, which is even more critical in these times.
“It’s crucial for farmers to have access to the latest advice, technologies and tools in order to plan ahead and build business resilience,” she said.
“South Australia is home to 16 per cent of the nation’s sheep flock, around 11 million animals, which support the livelihoods of farming families throughout the state.”
PIRSA staff will also be available to answer questions regarding dry conditions and available assistance and One Biosecurity – South Australia’s new voluntary farm biosecurity management program.
The event is supported by Australian Wool Innovation Limited, SheepConnect SA, Primary Industries and Regions SA, Brand South Australia, SA Sheep Industry Fund, and the South Australian Arid Lands Natural Resources Management Board.
Visit www.sheepconnectsa.com.au for more information.