JM LIVESTOCK OFFERS SHEEP PRODUCERS INDEPENDENT ADVICE TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVESTOCK BUSINESS PERFORMANCE. THESE SERVICES INCLUDE:

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Breeding and genetic selections

Benchmark your flock performance and improve selection for the next generation. Merino and self-replacing maternal flocks rely on genetic improvement to increase production and profitability.


  • Establishing breeding objectives
  • Progeny testing
  • Ram Power index for within flock merino comparison 
  • Merinoselect and Lambplan data management
  • Ram selection for stud and commercial enterprises
  • Genomic flock profiling
  • Sheep classing
  • Index ranking maternal flock
  • Ramselect custom breeding objectives and ram selection

EiD implementation and recording

  • For stud and commercial flocks
  • Fleece and fibre objective measurement
  • Pregnancy scanning information and analysis for ewe management
  • Stockbook data recording and management
  • Pedigree match maker
  • DNA sample collection

Flock Structure

Optimise flock structure to generate genetic gain, minimise the effect of drought and recover from drought, utilise hybrid vigour and build a better flock faster. 

Reproduction management and performance

  • Conception response to condition
  • Pregnancy scanning information and what to do with it?
  • Fertility boosting methods and management
  • Make every ewe count
  • Lamb survival 
  • Ewe efficiency

Enterprise financial performance

  • Livestock Gross Margin Analysis
  • DSE Comparison of stock class and breed

Animal health and husbandry

Management programs including Paraboss recommendations.

Nutrition and supplement feeding

Drought lotting, confinement feeding, lamb feed lotting, optimum ration design. Supplementary feeding for production or maintenance depending on livestock requirements.

Drought management plans

Development of a clear and actionable drought management plan.

  • Flock structure
  • Drought feeding and supplementation
  • Drought / Confinement feeding to  protect the farms livestock and pasture assets.
  • Drought recovery strategies

DNA sample collection and data integrity

  • DNA parent verification for guaranteed pedigree
  • Genomic flock profiling
  • Genomic trait analysis for difficult or hard to measure traits.
  • Match DNA to EID for data integrity, ease of management and submission to evaluation programs.

Traceability and Market Assurance

New technologies in the prime lamb and wool supply chains are allowing lifetime traceability to differentiate the markets you can sell into, lamb and wool are no longer commodities. 

Utilising market assurance programs and EiD technologies to guarantee your compliance to meet specific market requirements, be rewarded and proactive to gain access to premium markets.

Lamb Feed Lotting

Feed lotting has become an important part of the modern prime lamb enterprise, allowing for value adding of either store lambs and or cereal grain. Efficient use of these resources can be profitable while inefficient use and poor feed conversion can be costly. Getting it right in the beginning is critical to feed lotting success.  

  • feedlot cost comparison
  • feed rations
  • Using EID for measurement and management

Extension and Education

Delivery of industry relevant and recognised education training programs including;

  • Lifetime Ewe Management
  • RamSelect
  • Bred Well Fed Well
  • Prograze

Lamb Feed Lotting

Feed lotting has become an important part of the modern prime lamb enterprise, allowing for value adding of either store lambs and or cereal grain. Efficient use of these resources can be profitable while inefficient use and poor feed conversion can be costly. Getting it right in the beginning is critical to feed lotting success.  

  • Feedlot cost comparison
  • Feed rations
  • Using EID for measurement and management
  • Induction program
  • Feedlot design

FAQs

Will JM Livestock visit me on farm?

Yes, JM Livestock will meet and discuss your requirements on farm. 

What areas does JM Livestock cover?

JM Livestock has a strong client base Australia wide with established networks in Australia and New Zealand.

I'm a commercial merino breeder. Can EiD and Genomics benefit my enterprise?

 Yes! Most definitely. Call Jim.

I'm a prime lamb producer who would like to improve my flocks maternal efficiency. How can I select the most efficient ewes?

Yes, you sure can! Measure to manage. Call Jim for more details.