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Lifetime Ewe Management (Accredited - Victoria only)

  • Course Duration: 6 sessions per year
  • Training Location: Throughout Victoria
  • Commencement Dates: Flexible start times throughout the year
  • Study Level: Certificate IV
  • Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements for this course
  • Study Area: Sheep

About the course

The Lifetime Ewe Management program runs over the 12 month weaning to weaning cycle.  The timing of each meeting is linked to critical stages in the management of the ewe's reproductive cycle.  All sessions involve a visit to each participant's farm and focus on condition scoring, pasture assessing and feed budgeting activities that are practical and applicable to the farm business.  The program also focuses on improving producer understanding of the influences ewe nutrition has on the performance of the ewe and her progeny.  The Lifetime Ewe Management workshop provides a pathway for you to develop a successful and productive animal production system. 

Key topics covered

Year 1: 
  • The principles and practices of LTEM 
  • Preparing the ewe for joining 
  • The impacts of ewe nutrition in early to mid-pregnancy 
  • Potential reproductive rate and the impacts of ewe nutrition in late pregnancy 
  • Managing lambing 'The fruits of your labour' 
  • Putting it all together - the principles, practices and outcomes 
Year 2:
  • Preparing the ram / ram inspections
  • The next reproductive cycle - preparing the ewe 
  • Optimising lamb results 
  • Economic modelling and cost-benefit analysis 
  • Whole farm implementation 

Units of competency

Year 1
AHCLSK402A: Develop livestock feeding plans
AHCAGB402A: Analyse and Interpret production data

Year 2
AHCLSK505A: Develop production plans for livestock
AHCLSK410A: Supervise feedlot operations

Fees and Charges:

For eligible participants, this training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Please contact RIST if you require more information regarding course fees.

Can I get Credit for previous study/experience?

RIST offers the opportunity for students to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) in all nationally recognised training that RIST is able to offer.

When can I start?

To register, email or call 1800 883 343

How do I apply?

Contact RIST on:  
Freecall: 1800 883 343
Phone: 03 5573 0943

Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Further Information:

Kirsty Kennedy
National Lifetime Ewe Management Leader
Ph: 0439 105746


"Industry programs such as Lifetime Ewe Management have improved marking rates by 30 per cent a hectare, driven mostly by improved lamb survival. Numbers of lambs weaned is greatly influenced by ewe condition score at joining and at the point of lambing, then by lamb birth weight."

Dr Jason Trompf, Chairman Best Wool Best Lamb

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