Pre-conference workshops


Meat and Livestock Australia Workshop

Tuesday 10 March 2020, 12.15pm-5.15pm
The Stamford Grand Adelaide, Glenelg

Proudly presented by Meat & Livestock Australia

Cost: $99*

Can vets become drivers of adoption of R&D and provide consulting to the Cattle Industry?


* This workshop is additional to all registrations.



Presented by: Ian Bradshaw and David Beatty

Why are we here?

Presented by: David Beatty and Johann Schroder

  • Producer consultation process
  • Overview of R&D priorities and opportunities
  • Animal Wellbeing
  • Beef Productivity

Presented by: David Packer

  • MLA adoption strategy
  • Overview of PDS and PGS
  • Embedding adoption into R&D

Presented by: TBC

  • How do vets currently engage with producers?
  • What services are offered?
  • Are there R&D extension or adoption services being delivered by vets?

Presented by: TBC – facilitator

  • Focus on aligning current MLA and ACV services based on cattle
    producers needs
  • Break into two or three groups to workshop gaps and opportunities

Presented by: TBC

Where to from here?


ParaBoss Technical Workshop 2020
Preparing a sheep parasite control calendar

Tuesday 10 March 2020, 9.00am-5.00pm
The Function, Beachouse, 4 Colley Tce, Glenelg, SA

Proudly presented by ParaBoss

When: Tuesday 10 March 2020, 9am to 5 pm (smokos and lunch provided)

Cost: $120 per participant, Students $80, Farmer “clients” free

Registration: By Wednesday 19 February 2020

Registration and payment link: To be advised

Further information: Dr Susan Swaney, ParaBoss Technical Manager | 0429 460 798

Who should attend this workshop?

Vets in sheep areas, both private and government; sheep health consultants; sheep extension staff and facilitators; rural merchandise staff with an animal health focus; pharmaceutical company sales staff and their technical managers; leading producers and farm managers; Veterinary and Animal health lecturers/academics/researchers/students.

How will the workshop help you?

The sheep parasite control calendars, allow vets to:

  • Provide a program that their clients can be confident in and that reminds them of key events and to ensure restricted product is on hand for key events.
  • Cover all aspects of sheep parasite management and ensure the most appropriate products are used, including best use of treatments to manage development of resistance.
  • Know when to remind clients of upcoming parasite management activities.
  • Develop client loyalty through a knowledgeable and proactive service.
  • Develop a bona fide relationship with clients to allow the sales of analgesics and other restricted products.
  • Develop skills and confidence for vets/consultants wishing to develop sheep client relationships.
  • Have another opportunity to discuss and develop biosecurity, welfare and market access plans, and other animal health services.
  • Promote their WEC laboratory and ensure test samples.
  • Promote specific drenches and vaccines and if you are into merchandise ensure you have them in when the products are needed.
What will you learn?

Participants will learn a process to use with their key sheep clients that captures the client’s current practices, relevant objectives, and their particular farm situation, and combines it with ParaBoss recommendations, and then allows the participant to develop annual farm management and treatment calendars for control of worms, flies and lice.

What process will be used?

The workshop will commence with some short content presentations in the morning followed by workshop sessions to develop management calendars. Participants will work in small groups, each with a farmer providing a real-life scenario. A facilitator will assist each group so that the participants are the “advisor” and the farmer is the “client”. Participants will learn the questions and process to gather appropriate farmer information and how to incorporate these and ParaBoss recommendations into a management calendar.

How can I be involved?

Get a team and a farmer together.

As the workshop process involves teams of 6 “advisors”, we are encouraging you to talk with your veterinary associates, colleagues and friends who will be in Adelaide to attend the Cattle Vets Conference to form a team of participants, although it is not essential to come as a ready-made team. The farmer “client” will be at no cost. Reward one of your key clients by bringing them along as the “client” or we can find you a farmer.

You are also encouraged to sponsor the attendance of a veterinary, rural or agricultural science student who shows an interest in sheep parasitology. They can join your team or if there are enough there can be a student team.

Students attend at a reduced price of $80 per person.

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