LLS ready to answer farmers’ questions at field days

Central Tablelands Local Land Services has a lot to talk about at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days this year.

Brett Littler, Senior Land Services Officer (Livestock) giving a practical demonstration on beef cattle. Photo: Contributed

Brett Littler, Senior Land Services Officer (Livestock) giving a practical demonstration on beef cattle. Photo: Contributed

As well as information on the LLS upcoming round of incentives, officers will also be on hand to discuss agricultural advice and provide livestock demonstrations.

Come and see the Local Land Services display at Site 548 and find out more about funding projects and services the organisation provides.

District Vets and Biosecurity Officers will be available to discuss the Biosecurity Act which came into effect on 1 July 2017.

They can also answer questions about the prevention and treatment of livestock diseases, farm biosecurity, and requirements for the movement of stock in NSW.

They will also be able to answer questions surrounding the new industry-driven approach to Bovine Johne’s Disease.

Staff will be on hand to talk to landholders on the new land management framework and biodiversity reforms which will come into effect from Friday, August 25, 2017.

Information will also be available on the 2017 incentive funding opportunities for landholders in the Central Tablelands from Monday, July 24.

Landholders are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the funding opportunities prior to the 24th so they are ready to submit their application.

Funding availability is limited with applications to be assessed on receipt until all funds are committed.

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.

Livestock specialist, Senior Land Services Officer Brett Littler, will assist with queries about livestock health, nutrition, and trading.

Clare Edwards, pasture specialist, will be on site to answer questions about pastures and grass identification. If you have a plant species you would like identified, you are welcome to bring it along (carefully sealed in a plastic bag) to our stand for identification.

There will be plenty of displays including traps for pigs and wild dogs, information on pest animal control, bait site preparation and pest monitoring techniques, as well as a feature display of native eucalyptus varieties from the Mudgee area.

A special feature of the Local Land Services exhibit at the Mudgee Field Days will be a series of practical livestock demonstrations on Friday, July 14:

  • Feature Demonstration 1

10am: Getting Into Beef – getting it right. Practical Demonstration of cattle health procedures.

  • Feature Demonstration 2

11am: Cattle Breeds Forum. Featuring live cattle.

  • Feature Demonstration 3

12noon: Sheep Health – Keeping a healthy flock. Practical demonstration of sheep anatomy and common diseases

  • Feature Demonstration 4

1.30pm: Understanding the market – a practical livestock assessment. Learn how to assess your cattle for market