Local producer invited to present at MeatUp forum

Andrew Mosely was invited to present at a
MeatUp Forum in Broken Hill last week.
Andrew and daughter Emily, who worked
with him on the presentation, are pictured
at the forum

Local producer Andrew Mosely was invited
to present at the Meat & Livestock Australia
(MLA) MeatUp Forum in Broken Hill
last week.
Andrew and his wife Megan run a mixed
grazing operation at Etiwanda, 100km south of
Cobar with the help of their two daughters
Emily and Jess.
The MLA’s MeatUp Forums provide an opportunity
for beef, sheep and goat producers to
learn something new, stay up-to-date with the
latest on-farm research and technologies and
meet others working in the red meat industry.
In his presentation (which daughter Emily
helped to compile), Mr Mosely spoke about
how their business incorporates a centre piece
Rangeland Ready™ White Dorper sheep stud,
a commercial meat sheep operation as well as
commercial beef and goat enterprises.
“The Mosely family have a focus on restoring
and rejuvenating the water, mineral and carbon
cycles by increasing ground cover and biodiversity,
with predominately deep rooted native
perennial grasses.
“This regenerative development process is
based on the learnings and principles of Holistic
Management and Grazing for Profit,” Mr
Mosely said.
“The Etiwanda business utilises emerging
technologies to enhance the efficiency of production,
offset labour requirements and enrich
the decision-making process in their Rangeland
Ready™ operation.”
He outlined how they use LAMBPLAN
which provides practical information on the
genetic potential of animals.
Mr Mosely also spoke about the key traits
and breeding objectives they have for their
White Dorper enterprise and outlined the success
they have had by holistically managing
their White Dorper operation.
He offered some tips and tools to forum participants
on how to assist with their Dorper
operation and Holistic Management practices
including the grazing planning and monitoring
software that they use and also recommended
the use of solar powered electric fence units
(that connect to your phone).
Among some of his “take home” messages,
Mr Mosely encouraged producers to consider
running environmentally fit livestock and to
plan for a variable climate.
In addition to other case studies, the forum
included a market update from MLA’s Michael