DPIRD Katanning ‘Science of the Merino’ Sheep Field Day

You’re invited to the?‘Science of the Merino’ Sheep Field Day. It's an excellent opportunity to:

  • inspect the full-wool Yardstick 2019 Merino sire evaluation progeny of 12 leading sires
  • hear about information on new breeding values
  • discover the lastest findings on breech strike resistance.

RSVP to Ros Campbell roslyn.campbell@dpird.wa.gov.au or +61 (0)8 9821 3333 advising attendees and any dietary requirements.
This is a free event.

DPIRD Katanning Sheep Field Day - Agenda





Arrival/Biosecurity sign in

View 2019 Yardstick progeny in pens



Welcome to KRF
Background on KRF

Gavin D’Adhemar

1.45 – 1.55pm

Interpreting pen-cards

John Paul Collins

1.55 – 2.00pm

Move to shearing shed


2.00 – 2.20pm

Results of 2019 Yardstick progeny

John Paul Collins

2.20 – 2.40pm

Feed efficiency update

Sarah Blumer

2.40 – 3.10pm

New sheep breeding values

Caris Jones

3.10 – 3.40pm

Afternoon tea

View 2019 Yardstick progeny in pens

Visit to DEXA lab and objective carcase measurement presentation


3.40 – 4.10pm

What causes breech strike?

Role of odour in breech strike

Johan Greeff

4.10 – 4.30pm

Animal health update

Courtenay Bombara


Close of day


When and where

HostDPIRD Katanning Research Facility
Start DateTuesday, 27th October 2020
Start Time1:00 pm
End Time4:30 pm
LocationDPIRD Katanning Research Facility
Nyabing Road,
Katanning, WA 6317


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