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Nth Rhine Sheep Group

The North Rhine Sheep Group has been in operation for at least 15 years.

 

It began as the North Rhine Landcare Group and over time has evolved to become a loose knit group of 10 producers with a focus predominantly on sheep production with a strong NRM focus. Members range from Eden Valley, through Keyneton to Moculta and Koonunga.

 

CURRENT PROJECTS

 

  • Lifetime Ewe Management Program 2

 

The group are currently in the second year of this program which upskills producers in the form of condition scoring and pasture measurement and then marrying this data together to develop a feed budget related to the ewe’s nutritional requirements. The second year of the program also includes a component of weaner management.

 

This process allows an analysis of the ewes requirements over time and allow a great opportunity to compare the different local systems over time.

 

  • Sheep Connect Focus Farm Project

 

One of the members in the group runs the focus farm for this project with other ‘satellite’ sites based on other group members properties.

Further Information on this project can be found on the Sheep Connect Area.

 

  •  MLA “Wean More Lambs”

 

PREVIOUS PROJECTS

 

  • Original Prograze Workshops- upskill producers in pasture measurement and improved grazing management
  • Property Planning Workshop- develop a whole property plan taking into account land capability, production and ease of management.

 

 

CONTACT:

 

Graham Keynes, karinyastation@activ8.net.au, 0427 639 082

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