You are invited to the Sustainable Living Fair, which is on this weekend in Braidwood:
Landcare Winter Dinner - save the date!
The Landcare Winter Dinner will be on Saturday 26 August 2017.
This year's Landcare Winter Dinner will be held in conjunction with our neighbours - Upper Murrumbidgee Landcare - and so will be held at a central location in Queanbeyan.
A delicious dinner, featuring loads of local produce, will be brought to us by Vanilla Catering.
A bus will be available to from Braidwood (and can pick up along with way).
The Landcare Winter Dinner is a great reason to get out and catch up with other landcarers and to celebrate all that Landcare has done, and continues to do, in the region. So put it in your diary and keep an eye out for the further information, which will be available soon.
Do you want more profitable and sustainable grazing systems? The key to achieving this is developing skills in pasture and animal assessment. Producers can do this through PROGRAZE® . PROGRAZE® is based on established proven principles of pasture and livestock production. PROGRAZE® is designed to help producers: develop skills in pasture and animal assessment, and use these skills to improve the productivity and sustainability of grazing systems.
PROGRAZE® will help you to:
Visually assess pasture quality and quantity
Understand how pasture quality and quantity impact on animal production
Assess livestock fat scores
Use pasture and livestock assessments to match pastures to livestock requirements
Use grazing management to improve the productivity and sustainability of your pastures
Use fodder budgeting to make the best use of pastures and fodder crops
Use pasture assessment to make supplementary feeding decisions
Use grazing management to help control worms.
To find out more or to register for the course - to be run in the Braidwood area - please contact Andy Taylor, South East Local Land Services on (02) 4842 2594 by 17 July 2017.
The course will be run over 8 half-day workshops.
Are you a sheep or cattle producer?
If so, you may be aware that there is a new approach to Johne’s disease (JD) management in Australia, and District Veterinarian, Dr Kate Sawford, recently sent an email that included:
1) A brief of summary of things you need to know regarding J-BAS and Farm Biosecurity Plans;
2) A factsheet that details the LPA's requirements for Farm Biosecurity Plans as of 1 October 2017;
3) A Farm Biosecurity Plan template from Animal Health Australia; and
4) A description of the J-BAS scoring system from Animal Health Australia.
If you haven't received this email, you can request the information by contacting the Braidwood office of Local Land Services on 02 4842 2594.
You should also keep your eye out for further information on a number of biosecurity workshops that will be held in the South East region - which are being planned for late August.
An excerpt from the Junior Landcarer June 2017 newsletter: