Advanced Livestock Handling & Working Dog course – Gracemere

Event Overview

Learn about and get hands on experience in advanced livestock handling techniques, incorporating the use of working dogs within your enterprise.

Important topics covered include animal welfare and occupational health and safety – key issues our industry faces.

You will learn how to:
• Become more proactive regarding soil and pasture management.
• Correctly read and train livestock and then be able to pass this knowledge on to others.
• Recognise and understand the importance of livestock handling and its flow-on effects to the overall business, both with and without dogs.
• Correctly handle and use dogs at weaning and how to use trainer mobs.

About the course:
This is unique training that allows you to gain hands on technical skills while learning about the benefits of improved livestock management practices.

About the presenter:
After years of working on his own with livestock, Neil McDonald knows the importance of having good quality working dogs. Neil has extensive experience in working, training, trialling, breeding, selling and the demonstration of working dogs. He started his first dog training school in 1989 teaching people how to train dogs. Since then Neil has recognised the importance of teaching people how to understand handling livestock and passing that knowledge onto others.

Limited number of places available, please get in quick to avoid disappointment.

Venue: Paradise Lagoons, Gracemere
RSVP: Ellie Carter, FBA
E: ellie.carter@fba.org.au
M: 0408 574 129
Cost: Free

Camping available on property. Morning tea and cold drinks provided. BYO meals, chair, hat, water bottle and sunscreen. Own dogs welcome but must be restrained when not working.

See event flyer for more information.

This event is supported by Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. through funding from the Australian Government and delivered through Reef Trust. FBA is a member of the Reef Alliance.

Key Info

Date:
Mon, May 22, 2017
Start time:
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Venue:
Gracemere

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