Gain the skills and confidence to manage ewe reproduction increasing the profitability of your sheep enterprise
The program works!
The program was developed by producers for producers.
is a nationally accredited course involving groups of five producers and six 'hands-on' sessions over 12months.
It is structured to maximise knowledge retention, skills development and practice change.
Each producer monitors a mob of their own ewes to demonstrate the effects of nutrition and management has in their environment.
coordinated by Rural Industry Skills Training (Victoria). RIST specialises in providing short course training opportunities to farmers. The course is facilitated by private and government specialists who have been trained in pasture and animal assessment and understand the sheep Industry.
Who's been involved?
has been delivered to more than 300 Merino and cross-bred producers across Australia
, LTEM participants improved the number of lambs weaned per hectare by 30%.
This was achieved through a 15% increase in ewe stocking rate, a 50% reduction ewe mortality and a 15% increase in weaning rates.
What you will gain?
You will gain key skills and knowledge that will allow you to improve your flock's reproductive performance and optimise ewe stocking rates.
Lifetime Ewe Management is
for small groups of sheep producers
about managing your own ewes
a nationally accredited course with 6 meetings during the
Weaning and preparing ewes for next year's joining
Setting up for joining — manipulating ewe condition
Linking ewe condition at joining with lambing potential
Mid-pregnancy —looking forward and planning for lambing
Late pregnancy — optimising lamb survival and futureproductivity
Economic analysis of different feeding strategies
Find otherinterested sheep producers in your area and get a Lifetime
group together to increase the profitability of your ewe based sheep enterprise.
LTEM operates best if the total travelling distance between all of the farms in the group is less than 100km.
The net cost of LTEM training is $400 per year per person. The upfront cost is $1900, which can also be paid in instalments. A $1500 Farm Ready subsidy is available once the training is completed, providing the person has not accessed Farm Ready for any subsidised training during the delivery of LTEM
For more information on
and deliverers in your area
, RIST, Hamilton
on 03 55730943 or at
or download the brochure