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New App Simplifies Flock Management

27 November 2014

AUSTRALIA – Millions of dollars of research has been put in woolgrowers’ hands by a new flock management App.

Farmers can calculate flock energy requirements with the Lifetime Ewe Management (LTEM) Iphone application, an extension of a course of the same name.

Full use requires knowledge of condition scoring and feed on offer assessments, both covered on the course.

To date, LTEM has assisted over 2000 wool growers and over 8 million sheep – over a fifth of the national flock.

This is according to Australian Wool Innovation, which said average flock size managed is around 3,500.

Results include ewe mortality reduced by a third and increased stocking rates 12 per cent.

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