Landholders seasonal update held in Tumut

Landholders and guest speakers at the Riverina Highlands Landcare Network seasonal update in Tumut on Thursday.

DESPITE the chilly conditions, 20 landholders attended a field day last Thursday to discuss issues regarding livestock health, pasture management, farm safety as well as funding opportunities.

The Riverina Highlands Landcare Network hosted the seasonal update at Kevin Malone’s Tumut property.

“It was quite cold, but a successful day,” Riverina Local Land Services Officer Cherie White said.

Janelle Jenkins, Senior Land Services Officer of Riverina Local Land Services, spoke about pasture management and feed availability.

Kristy Stone, District Veterinarian for Riverina LLS, spoke about Livestock health, Johnes Beef Assurance Score, Livestock Production Assurance, NVDs and Biosecurity planning.

Safework NSW’s Brett Hoare spoke about farm safety and rebates for farmers.

Landholders who attended the day will be eligible for the NSW $500 small business rebate and the $1000 NSW Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program.

“Formers can get quad bike rebates including helmets, rollover bars and upgrades to side-by-sides,” Ms White said.

Cherie White spoke about Riverina Local Land Services Funding.

“Funding is available for land managers to assist with increasing the productivity and sustainability of their farms as well as improving the health of our landscapes with applications closing at the end of this month,” she said.

Kevin Malone said he found all the speakers helpful and informative.

“It was very cold but it went overtime, which was good because it showed that everyone was interested in what was going on,” he said.