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Working with landholders to manage through drought

Central Tablelands Local Land Services will be holding seven Seasonal Conditions workshops across the region this month to help landholders make informed decisions in tough times.

“As conditions have deteriorated, Local Lands Services is increasing its response and while it’s not for a great reason, we want to see strong turnouts at these events,” Senior Local Land Services officer Phil Cranney said.

“We will have veterinarians, livestock and pasture experts there for producers who want advice on management decisions.”

The workshops are part of Local Land Services efforts to make it easy for landholders to have face-to-face interaction with staff.

“These events make sure Local Land Services are having meaningful connections with landholders providing them with information and support from other stakeholders in specialist areas.”

Since the beginning of the year, over 2000 landholders have attended 100 Local Land Services workshops, information sessions, ‘smokos’ and ‘cuppas’ to get advice on animal nutrition, pasture management and livestock health.

“By having these interactions, we can make sure we are providing landholders with the information and advice they need to manage their farms during these tough conditions.”

“Our role at this time remains the same as always – to assist landholders and ensure they have as much support as possible,” he finished.

Seasonal Conditions workshops being held across the region this month:

Monday 13 August 2pm Canowindra http://bit.ly/Canowindra

Thursday 16 August 3pm Black Springs http://bit.ly/BlackSprings

Friday 17 August 1pm Ilford http://bit.ly/IlfordSeasonalWorkshop

Friday 17 August  6pm Lithgow http://bit.ly/LithgowSeasonal

Monday 20 August 9:30am Molong http://bit.ly/MolongSeasonal

Monday 20 August  2:30pm Blayney http://bit.ly/BlayneySeasonal

Tuesday 21 August 11am Hill End http://bit.ly/HillEndSeasonal

Media contact: Arabella Fingleton, Central Tablelands Local Land Services, 0408 504 825