Containment Feeding Training Package for Sheep Producers – Upcoming East Coast Workshop

17 April 2024

Local sheep producers will have the opportunity to learn more about containment feeding and decision-making in dry times at a workshop on Tasmania’s east coast later this month.

The workshop at Swansea is being delivered by Pinion Advisory with support from the TAS Farm Innovation Hub through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.

Lauren Rowlands from Pinion Advisory said the workshop was part of a free pilot training package for sheep producers.

“The training package for Tasmanian sheep producers is designed to assist decision making in dry times and to support producers in building confidence to use containment feeding as a management tool,” Ms Rowlands said.

“Following the workshop, producers are offered further support through one-on-one sessions to develop a containment feeding plan for their business.”

Sheep producer Chris Headlam from Woodbury attended the southern midlands workshop in February.

“You never stop learning, so attending this workshop allowed me to ask questions, reaffirm what I was doing, and learn where I could make changes,” Mr Headlam said.

“The follow-up session was good to get another set of eyes to run over what I was doing with containment feeding.”

Director of the TAS Farm Innovation Hub Sandra Knowles said the containment feeding pilot project was part of a collaboration with other hubs and organisations around the country.

“The hubs are pleased to be able to support the roll-out of this knowledge and skill-building package to support Tasmanian sheep producers in best practice containment feeding solutions,” Ms Knowles said.

“It’s great to see staff from the hub out on the ground with our partners listening to producers and delivering events and information that they need to help their businesses.”

The East Coast workshop will be held on 30 April at the Milton wine shed at Swansea. Registrations are essential by 28 April as places are limited. Producers can register at the link: or contact the TAS Farm Innovation Hub at