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Australian Sheep Farming

1. You need to compare self replacing female based enterprises and find what is profitable. Would it be a Wool by micron OR Dual Purpose sheep OR Meat sheep OR Cattle OR Goats. A “Mirror mirror on the wall …..” job.

2. Having you found the most profitable enterprise you need to allocate more acres to it.

3. It costs money to make money and so you should not cut costs until you have done 1 and 2 above.

4. You need to maximise the number of kilograms turned off whether it is wool, wool and meat or meat alone. If you did 1 & 2 correctly you are then able to indirectly influence price by choosing the right kg to turn off.

5. For example did you know that due to meat price rises following the sheep cull in 1992 all Merino producers are now underperforming Meat Producers and that wool has now become a by product of merino sheep?

6. That the introduction of polyoestic African sheep breeds in the late 90’s has made it possible for ewes to have at least 2 lambs per year? At a nominal $100/lamb a merino ewe has to grow 3 high priced fleeces, plus a surplus lamb sales a year to match them.

7. That the key to high sheep profits is high conception rates, not high wool cuts or high wool prices.

8. One of the extra costs associated with improved profits is better nutrition. It pays to feed profitable sheep. We can now explore the possibilities of moving sheep back onto grain country replacing crops with forages, onto irrigation maybe even sheds.

9. That flies and lice are no longer diseases of economic importance but infectious pathological diseases, Brucellosis, worms, dogs, footrot, and OJD are.

10. That the duration and timing of joining are of critical importance to profitability.

11. That lambs carried can be so numerous that we need to reconsider flock structures and casting ages downwards.

Would you like an obligation free phone call?

Dear Sheep, Cattle, Wool and Lamb Producers,

Would you like me to give you a plan to double your annual income free while restoring fertility in your soils? For cereal croppers I can offer a more secure income with similar or better incomes than grain using profitable high cash flow livestock enterprises suited to cropping soils.

I’m happy to help you design a customized production plan for your property, identify your best markets , while you increase the store of Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen and Nitrogen in your soils. Your future wealth.

This will turn your business from a price taking enterprise towards a price making enterprise, with inbuilt security for the next generation.

I offer this service because I am a consultant specializing exclusively in helping Sheep and Lamb Producers secure more sales. I can also assist with your Bank Manager.

You can then join my other clients (representing 50,000 ewes). With strength in growing sheep numbers we are working towards a marketing goal of weekly delivery of lambs, within specs, on time at a negotiated price, free of contaminants and residues.

And if you find the plan I create for you valuable, you might want to become a client. If this is the case, my only fee is an annual retainer of $1/ewe with a minimum payment covering 2000 ewes. No commissions or hidden charges except possibly hospitality at your place.

But before we go further, you need to know that I can’t help everyone, I can only be of benefit to producers who are prepared to do things on time according to our agreed plan. People who..

• Are sufficiently funded to eliminate predators, buy genetics, feed sheep, control economically important diseases and rebuild infrastructure (in about that order), so it won’t happen overnight…but it will happen.
• Are sufficiently skilled in sheep husbandry or at least willing to learn. All the steps and procedures have been laid out for you.
• Have a minimum of 500 ewes.

Here’s what you do next: Schedule a no obligation planning session with me by simply filling in the form and clicking the link below.

You’ll see a form with a few questions about your business and what you’re looking to accomplish. Once I have that information, I’ll give you an obligation free phone call.

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Why Sheep don’t need wool

By Lloyd Dunlop 26/12/2014

It is appropriate to look at the state of play of our livestock Industries as we enter a new year 2015.  Again we see that Self replacing flocks of Meat Sheep based on December and November 2014 prices, outperform woolled sheep which outperform cattle and goats on a gross margin analysis, before we look at capital costs.  In short, Sheep don’t need wool because it tends to deny a second annual lambing for meat sheep. Continue reading Why Sheep don’t need wool

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Resting of Land in the Church Age

Resting of Land in the Church Age (Christ to Rapture)
Lloyd Dunlop
For those of us who are Bible readers and believers, God had given us a Landcare Program for the restoration of soil. But as we read further into it we find it is also a Drought prevention plan, a land succession plan, a National plan for blessing of communities and a foreign policy preventing defeat by enemies. It is also a plan with a second edge, a curse, for those who do not follow it. In the case of the Jews to whom the original was given, non compliance cost them Millions of lives at the hands of enemies, failed crops and exile on two occasions. They fulfilled its worst curse which involved the eating of their children in two sieges one by the Babylonians (606 – 599 BC) and the other by the Romans of Jerusalem in 50 AD. Continue reading Resting of Land in the Church Age

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10 things you need to know about Profitable Sheep

10 things you need to know about Profitable Sheep Production
1. You need to compare self replacing female based enterprises and find what is profitable. Would it be a Wool by micron OR Dual Purpose sheep OR Meat sheep OR Cattle OR Goats. Lamb has been the consistent winner in this comparison for over two decades. Next is large dual purpose breeds then Wool then cattle then goats. Continue reading 10 things you need to know about Profitable Sheep

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