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Around the Camp: Pain relief options

·         Keen for a yarn?

·         Drought Wellbeing Service – here if you need

·         Tech e-challenge needs woolgrowers to mentor!

·         Pain Relief FAQs

·         Upcoming events

·         eBulletins

1. Keen for a yarn?

Looking for some interesting listening during those long days in the paddock or an easy way to keep up with what’s going on? The Yarn Podcast Episode 12 talks about the world’s largest sheep experiment, among other topics. The Merino Lifetime Productivity Project looks into the changes in a sheep’s capability throughout its life – including genetic and economic lifetime performance. It’s also provided a great forum for producers to collaborate and find answers to their own questions.

Click here to listen to this podcast or others.

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2. Drought Wellbeing Service - here if you need

We’re a tough, determined bunch but sometimes it all just gets a bit much. A lot of hard work goes into running a family owned business which can lead to financial and emotional stress. The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Drought Wellbeing Service offers free counselling and support to people living and working in areas impacted by drought.

Click here for more information or to chat to a local counsellor.

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3. Tech e-challenge needs woolgrowers to mentor

Have you got a few ideas about how to make the wool world a better place? Here’s an opportunity to mentor teams of young people to find and develop digital tools to solve everyday problems in the wool industry. There are great prizes involved and it’s an awesome way to contribute to innovation in our industry. The program is being run by Charles Sturt University, AWI and the University of Adelaide.

Want to get involved, click here.

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4. Pain relief FAQs

There has been large scale adoption of pain relief use for lamb marking. This article summarises the differences between the newest pain relief options - such as when to use (before or after marking), if a prescription is required, withholding periods and more. It also includes a cost comparison table to determine which is best for you.

For more information click here.

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5. Upcoming events

27 April, Future flock forum, St George. For more information or to register click here.

3 May, Allambie field day, Cooladdi. For more information or to register please contact Darren Jennings at South West NRM on 0428 220 136 or email darren.jennings@swnrm.org.au.

3 May 1-2 pm AEST, Strategies for rebuilding following drought Webinar. For more information or to register click here.

8 & 9 May, Grazing BMP, Blackall. For more information or to register click here.

Learn secrets to successful feral pig control. For more information or to register click here.

·         9 May, Aramac

·         11 May, Boulia

·         12 May, Winton

11 & 12 May, OBE Organic Grazing BMP forum, Thargomindah. Click here for more information or to register.

Grazing Fundamentals workshops. To find out more contact Darren Jennings at South West NRM on 0428 220 136 or emaildarren.jennings@swnrm.org.au.  Click here to view the flyer.

·         22 May, Charleville

·         24 May, Bollon

·         26 May, Quilpie

Pest Animal Management & Chemical Training. To find out more click here.

·         16 May, Alpha

·         17 May, Barcaldine

·         18 May, Longreach

·         23 May, Cloncurry

·         23 May, Quilpie

·         25 May, Cunnamulla

Valuation and Freeholding Update, South West Queensland. To find out more contact Vicki Franklin at AgForce on 0418 485 501 or franklinv@agforceqld.org.au.

·         01 June, Charleville

·         02 June, Roma

Mulga and Nutrition workshops. To find out more contact Darren Jennings at South West NRM on 0428 220 136 or emaildarren.jennings@swnrm.org.au

·         6 June, Cunnamulla

·         7 June, Charleville

·         8 June, Cooladdi

14 June, Fire, Biodiversity and Carbon, 'Tooloombilla', Injune. To find out more contact Rhonda Toms-Morgan at QMDC onrhondat@qmdc.org.au

Remote monitoring field days. To find out more contact Nicole Sallur on nicole.sallur@daf.qld.gov.au or Kiri Broad onkiri.broad@daf.qld.gov.au

·         19 June, St George

·         20 June, Morven

·         21 June, Isisford

·         22 June, Longreach

22 June, Merino Link conference, Goulburn, NSWClick here for more information.

24 & 25 June, Wild dog workshop and marksmanship challenge, Raglan. To find out more click here.

Digital Property Mapping with the Spatial Hub. Please call Jane Tincknell on 0472 877 271 to register your interest to attend.

·         27 June, Yaraka

·         28 June, Jundah

·         29 June, Longreach

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6. eBulletins

AWI weekly wool price reports

AWI Woolgrowers' newsletter March 2017

Beyond the Bale March 2017

Sheep CRC News March 2017

Sheep Central

ParaBoss News April 2017 Feature Articles

Pest Smart Feral Flyer

National Wild Dog Action Plan Communique 24 April 2017

South West NRM Three Rivers Three Creeks March 2017

FutureBeef update April 2017

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