Land managers in the western region are being encouraged to register for an advanced livestock movement and management workshop being held in the Bourke area and presented by Neil McDonald.
The three-day workshop aims to assist in developing advanced stock movement and management techniques, including a working dog session. The course will focus on the importance of grazing management practices. Topics covered will include:
- Grazing management practices and stock movement.
- Workplace Health and Safety – creating a safe and enjoyable working environment. Improved economic, welfare and WHS outcomes can be gained by applying the techniques demonstrated in the workshop.
- Anticipating the moves of animals – how to start, stop and create a good steady flow of livestock.
- Working with others – the importance of positive feedback and communication.
- Increased animal health and performance, which includes animal welfare.
- The importance of maintaining boss “wolf rank” with all dogs at an equal level — one rank beneath you to ensure a harmonious “camp”.
Gurrawarra Station via Bourke
10 – 12 August, 2016
Participants will need to cater for their own breakfast and dinner and supply their own camping equipment if staying onsite.