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Upcoming events lift the bar on weaner profitability for farmers

With farmers looking to capitalise on the current trend for strong beef prices, Elders and Virbac have partnered to host a road show of events next week, each designed to boost weaner performance and profitability for Australian farmers.

Coming to Tumut on Monday 16th March, Young on Tuesday 17th, Gunnedah and Dubbo on Wednesday the 18th March, Farmers will have the opportunity to discover practical tips and advice covering:  
- The latest industry research & findings in weaner health & wellbeing   
- Best practice for the weaning of cattle   
- Strategic choice and use of worm and liver fluke drenches to deliver production benefits, especially in young cattle

Speaking at all events will be Elders Livestock Production Manager, Adam Turnball and Virbac Australia Senior Livestock Technical Services Manager, Dr Matt Ball who will cover weaner management to ensure farmers are getting the highest performance out of their young stock through optimal weaner management programs and best practice parasite control.

Virbac Senior Product Manager, Tiago Carmona said “This is set to be an incredibly valuable opportunity for beef producers to gain insight from two of the industries leading authorities on optimising productivity and profitability in beef operations” he went on to say, “I know both Matt and Adam are looking forward to sharing these insights to support Australian beef farmers in improving their weaner management this Autumn.”
While each event is free to attend, rsvp is recommended. “We expect all events to be very popular,” says Tiago, “so for anyone interested, it’s a good idea to RSVP with your local participating Elders store so you can secure your spot.”

Interested attendees can call their local participating Elders Store to reserve a place:
Elders Tumut on 6947 1544
Elders Young, Jason Bennett on 6381 3300
Elders Dubbo on 6883 1800
Elders Gunnedah 6748 3000 or Luke Wiggan 0447 653 900
WHAT: Virbac & Elders Road Show – Lifting the Bar on Weaner Profitability
Monday 16th March, commencing at 6:30pm at the Oriental Hotel Tumut. To find out more, or RSVP, please contact Elders Tumut on 6947 1544.

Tuesday 17th March, at 10:00am at The Elders store, 232 Boorowa St, Young. To find out more, or RSVP, please contact Jason Bennett, Elders Young on 6381 3300

Wednesday 18th March, commencing at 8:00am at the Elders Dubbo Branch, 37 Bourke Street. To find out more, or RSVP, please contact Elders Dubbo on 6883 1800.

Wednesday 18th March, at the Elders Gunnedah Branch, 15 Mullaley Road, at 5:00pm. To find out more, or RSVP, call Elders Gunnedah 6748 3000 or Luke Wiggan 0447 653 900.
Media are invited to attend the event and interview:
- Elders Livestock Production Manager, Adam Turnball
- Virbac Senior Livestock Technical Services Manager, Dr Matt Ball
- Representatives from Elders and Virbac Australia
- Local farmers in attendance
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Media enquiries:
Kyleen Partridge, C7EVEN Communications
02 6766 4513 / 0467 612 224

Adam Turnball Bio:
Adam has over 19 years’ experience in the livestock industry. He owns his own Brangus herd and has a passion for working with his clients to develop early weaning programs which aim to improve herd productivity and results. Adam is extremely passionate about the rural industry and most importantly, its profitability. He has extensive experience working with veterinarians, nutritionists and farmers to achieve the highest outcomes possible, especially in the area of young stock management. Through his role at Elders, Adam has developed livestock production performance programs for his clients focussing on disease prevention and management whilst lifting the bar of profitability & production on farm. He is a firm believer that Animal Health Programs must not only consider vaccination and parasite control programs, but also practical and provide the highest returns for his clients.

Dr Matt Ball Bio:
Dr Matthew Ball is a veterinarian, Senior Livestock Technical Services Manager at Virbac Animal Health and the owner of Beacon Veterinary Surgery.  Matt has 20 years’ experience helping cattle farmers in a range of clinical, advisory and research roles. Throughout his career, Matt has worked in various roles including clinical practice, government and industry. He has undertaken post graduate qualifications in disease surveillance and education. Passionate about helping cattle farmers develop practical and profitable preventative health programs, Matt is based on the northern rivers of NSW.

Photo credit:  
  1. Adam Turnball, Elders Livestock Production Manager
  2. Dr Matt Ball, Virbac Senior Livestock Technical Services Manager