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June 17, 2017

Feed supplements, genetic technology and future Merino production system challenges will all be under the spotlight when growers from across the nation gather for the MerinoLink Conference next week.

Feed supplements, genetic technology and future Merino production system challenges will all be under the spotlight when growers from across the nation gather for the MerinoLink Conference next week.

Conference co-ordinator and MerinoLink chief executive officer Sally Martin said the conference program aimed at providing the latest in industry information and research.

‘‘There will be plenty of tips and tricks on using the new technologies available in the market place,’’ Ms Martin said.

‘‘Speakers will be also looking at the additional profit and genetic gain to be made from using electronic identification.’’

Keynote speaker, Meat and Livestock Australia managing director Richard Norton, will outline how levies are being invested in the Merino production supply chain, while Australian Wool Innovation trade consultant Scott Carmody will talk about the truth behind the wool market.

Riverina sheep producer and 2017 RIRDC Rural Women of the Year, Sandra Ireson, of Hay, will cover programs aimed at fostering agricultural careers for young people.

The MerinoLink Conference will held on June 21 at Mercure Hotel in Goulburn, NSW, from 8am to 5pm, and will be followed by a field day on June 22 at Gunning, NSW, which will showcase a revolutionary upright shearing platform.

■To register, go to: www.merinolink.com or phone: Sally Martin on 0400 782 477 or Donna Cummins on 0407 273 225 or email: merinolinklimited@gmail.com

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