What's new at AWSC!
- AWSC December Newsletter - ON-LINE!
The December edition of the AWSC Newsletter is now on-line and can be found at the following address:
- Who's looking at who?
Sally Sherwen, a PhD student with the AWSC at the University of Melbourne recently won the 3 minute thesis competition and goes on to represent the Univerrsity at the National finals in Sydney later in October.
In a very entertaining talk, Sally presented an outline of her research which is looking at the effects of visitors on zoo animal welfare.
- ProHand Dairy Cows and the NCDEA
ProHand® Dairy Cows delivered by NCDEA
Following on from “train the trainer” sessions delivered by staff from the AWSC, The National Centre for Dairy Education Australia has commenced delivery of ProHand® Dairy Cows training.
Training has been conducted by Nathan Cox of TasTAFE at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture in Burnie and by Beate Barnes of NCDEA Northern Victoria at a property near Nurmurkah.
The feedback from trainees was excellent, with participants particularly enjoying the content and ease of navigation through the program and the stimulating discussion generated by the session 2 review.
Further ProHand® training will be delivered as part of TasTAFE pre-employment programs and ProHand® has been scheduled for inclusion by a large dairying company on their training schedule for the remainder of 2013.
Currently, ProHand® Dairy Cows has been conducted in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia and a total of 103 trainees have undertaken the program.
The roll-out of ProHand® Dairy Cows has been supported by Dairy Australia’s large herd program.
ProHand® Dairy cows featured in a recent edition of the Age educational supplement and the article can be accessed here:
The NCDEA Brochure for ProHand® Dairy Cows can be found at the following address: