Help for livestock owners to make plans in the drought

ADVICE: Land owners will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions about their specific needs at the drought information session to be held at Vacy tomorrow. Photo: Local Land Services
ADVICE: Land owners will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions about their specific needs at the drought information session to be held at Vacy tomorrow. Photo: Local Land Services

Hunter Local Land Services in partnership with the Dungog-Gresford Land and Beef Group invites local cattle producers to join in two tailored focus sessions helping landowners to make plans for livestock and property during this drought.

The event will be held at the Vacy School of Arts hall on Thursday, January 30.

Presenters will include Todd Andrews DPI Beef Development Officer, District Vet Jim Kerr, Hunter LLS Livestock officer Teresa Hogan, the DPI Rural Resilience team, and local producers.

Session one from 3.30pm-5.30pm will feature production feeding and managing autumn calves; market selection and targeting production; early weaning; drought rebates and subsidies for primary producers; Q&A on livestock health and nutrition.

Session One is suited to people with a commercial focus and an interest in marketing to the grid

Afternoon tea and light snacks will be available following the session at 5:30.

Session two from 6pm-7.30pm will cover fundamentals of feeds and feeding; animal health risk; water management; making decisions and drought planning; local experiences with drought decisions.

Afternoon tea and light snacks will be available prior to the session from 5:30 to 5:50.

Please RSVP to 49384900 to assist for catering purposes or click on this link.