Training / Workshops
Steve and Debbie Milne are both accredited trainers (Certificate 1V in Training and Assessment) and have extensive experience in the sheep industry. Steve also holds a Master of Animal Science (Animal Breeding Management) from The University of Sydney. Debbie also holds a Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Consultancy from the University of New England among other qualifications. They offer tailored individual training and a number of group industry workshops including;
Datasmart is a one day workshop for new or current members of Sheep Genetics. It offers an explanation of how breeding values are calculated, strategic management planning to improve your ASBV data quality and how to use Pedigree Master software.
This workshop is supported by the Sheep CRC which allows costs to producers to remain at $220.00 per business.
Workshops can be run at any location but require a minimum of 5 businesses to proceed.
Excel / EID
This 3 hour workshop teaches you how to use Excel to manage EID bucket files and manipulate data for software entry. Topics include formatting, formulas, filtering and Vlookups.
Cost is $220.00 per person and includes comprehensive "how to" notes. There is a maximum of 4 participants per workshop.
Ram Select is a one day workshop for commercial producers to learn about ASBVs and how to use them when purchasing sheep for their own business. It teaches what an ASBV is, how they can be used, setting breeding objectives, ranking animals by ASBVs and visual inspection and preparation prior to sales. It is usually run at a sheep stud and requires rams with ASBVs for the hands on exercises.