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Local Land Services at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days

Local Land Services has a lot to talk about at the Mudgee Small Farm Field days

Central Tablelands Local Land Services has a lot to talk about at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days, from practical livestock management demonstrations to advice on proposed changes to legislation covering native vegetation and biosecurity.

At site 548 District Vets and Biosecurity Officers will be on hand to answer questions about the prevention and treatment of livestock diseases, farm biosecurity, and the regulations and requirements covering the movement of stock in NSW.

Local Land Services pasture specialist, Clare Edwards, will be on site on Friday 15 July to answer questions about pastures and grass identification, while livestock specialist, Brett Littler, will assist with queries about livestock health, nutrition, and trading.

Field day displays will include traps for pigs and wild dogs, information on rabbit control, bait site preparation and pest monitoring techniques, as well as a feature display of native eucalyptus varieties from the Mudgee area.
Landholders are encouraged to bring in their own samples of grasses and other plants (in sealed plastic bags) so Local Land Services staff can help with identification.

Landholders can also access information about the proposed Biodiversity Act that will replace the NSW Native Vegetation Act, and about the Biosecurity Act which will change the way landholders manage pest animals and weeds.

A special feature of the Local Land Services exhibit at the Mudgee Field Days will be a series of practical livestock demonstrations on Friday 15 July:

  • 10:00 AM  FEATURE DEMONSTRATION 1:  Getting Into Beef - getting it right:  Practical demonstration of cattle health procedure
  • 11:00 AM  FEATURE DEMONSTRATION 2:  Cattle Breeds Forum - featuring live cattle
  • 12:00 PM FEATURE DEMONSTRATION 3:  Sheep Health – Keeping a healthy flock . Practical demonstration of sheep anatomy and common disease
  • 1:30 PM FEATURE DEMONSTRATION 4: Understanding the market – a practical livestock assessment. Learn how to assess your cattle for market

Central Tablelands Local Land Services is also launching the 2016-2017 Funding and Grants Program at this year’s field days, aimed at farmers, landholders, and community groups across the Central Tablelands.

Funding will be targeted towards remnant woodland conservation, native grasslands and revegetation activities, property planning, groundcover management, the protection of threatened species, and the restoration and protection of creeks and rivers.

Come and see us at the Local Land Services display at Site 548 on Friday15 and Saturday 16 July and find out more about the funding projects and the vast array of services the organisation has on offer including advice on livestock health and information on native plants, weeds and productive pasture.

Media enquiries: Kylie Krause | 0439608370