LTEM deliverer Geoff Duddy with group members Ross Brown (Meandarra), Phillip Coggan (Westmar), Murray Lillecrapp (Toobeah, since replaced by Stephen Brown), Dugald Cameron (Bollon), John Allen (Toobeah), Di Parsons (St George) and Will Rae (Toobeah).
After a forced hiatus in Queensland due to drought, declining sheep numbers and the impact of wild dogs, interest in AWI’s flagship producer extension program Lifetime Ewe Management (LTEM) is growing within the state.
What is Lifetime Ewe Management?
The Lifetime Ewe Management (LTEM) course, supported by AWI across Australia, aims to increase producers’ understanding of the influence of ewe nutrition and management on overall reproduction rates and lamb and ewe survival. Producers develop the skills to manage their ewes to achieve condition score targets and explore the economics of supplementary feeding and pasture management to review stocking rates.
LTEM groups meet six times in the annual sheep calendar during a period of 12 months. The course is very hands-on, being based in the sheep yards, shearing sheds and paddocks of participating woolgrowers, which enables participants to share and learn from one another.