White Suffolk breeders head to Tasmania for inspiration

White Suffolk breeders to visit innovative Tasmanian farms

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LOOKING TO FUTURE: White Suffolk breeders will gather in Tasmania early next month to get an industry update and visit some of the Apple Isle's most innovative farm businesses.

LOOKING TO FUTURE: White Suffolk breeders will gather in Tasmania early next month to get an industry update and visit some of the Apple Isle's most innovative farm businesses.

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This year's Australian White Suffolk Association national conference will be held in Tasmania early next month.

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White Suffolk stud and commercial producers from four mainland states will be among participants at the breed's national conference in Tasmania early next month.

The annual Australian White Suffolk Association conference will be held on February 2-4 at Aspect Tamar Valley Resort, Grindelwald.

Delegates will come from NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia for the event which will include visits to innovative Tasmanian farm businesses.

Landfall Farm Fresh principal Frank Archer will open the morning session on February 3, followed by a Tasmanian market update from Roberts Ltd livestock general manager, Rafe Bell, and a presentation by Andrew Streeter, Coopers, on the Tasvax 8 vaccine.

An update on Lambplan will be given by Sheep Genetics, Richard Miller will outline the sustainable and ethically sourced philosophy of Petuna Seafood and Dr Bruce Jackson will cover the ovine brucellosis-free accreditation scheme in Tasmania.

The second day involves site visits to Heazelwood Seeds at Whitemore to see vegetable, cereal and pasture seeds packaged for export, followed by a poppy paddock inspection and concluding with a Boags Brewery tour.

The conference will wrap up with the annual general meeting and a dinner at the Aspect Tamar Valley Resort featuring guest speaker and champion axeman, David Foster.

Conference committee member and Hagley producer, Chris Badcock, said the program was designed to be a mix of sheep related and innovative agricultural businesses to help people think outside the box and create discussion.

"They will be sharing insights on philosophy and marketing in their successful businesses," Mr Badcock said.

He said drought and bushfires on the mainland had impacted delegate numbers this year.

"But, we are still expecting a fairly good roll-out," he said.

  • Conference inquiries can be made to whitesuffolk@gmail.com

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