Realising benefits from sheep eIDs

Have you got ideas on how to use sheep electronic ear tags or eIDs, but haven’t tried it yet? Do you want to reduce labour and time in the yards? Want to identify high or poor performing animals? Or just want to use your data to make better informed management decisions?

If so, this project is for you.

Birchip Cropping Group and Southern Farming Systems have partnered with Meat and Livestock Australia for the next 4 years to provide opportunities for members and sheep producers to identify and test novel ways of using sheep eIDs.

Although eIDs are mandatory in Victoria for biosecurity and to ensure lifetime sheep traceability, we believe there are many opportunities to use the technologies to benefit your operations and to assist in making management decisions.

You can become involved in the project in several ways; by testing an idea, being a close observer of projects other producers are undertaking or just by following developments through the group Facebook page.

Birchip Cropping Group and Southern Farming Systems will provide support to those producers involved in farm trialling as well as holding producer field events and sharing ideas.
Expressions of Interest open in July 2020
To suggest a project idea, you need to submit a short expression of interest.  The first call is in July, with two later expression of interest calls in 2021 and 2023.
More information will be available soon through Birchip Cropping Group and Southern Farming Systems communications. 

For further information or to express your interest in participating, please contact:
Alison Frischke, Birchip Cropping Group, at alison@bcg.org.au
or
Tahlia Bruce, Southern Farming Systems, at tbruce@sfs.org.au

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