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Local Land Services – Election Results – Farmers’ Expo – Free local Workshops

LLS Election Results

Local Lands Services has announced the successful candidates in the inaugural Local Land Service elections. Local Land Services Chair of the Board of Chairs, John Macarthur-Stanham, said while the elections were not without some issues, they resulted in 34 strong candidates being elected to join the Local Land Services Boards in 11 regions across NSW.
The Hunter Board members are Peter Bishop Jnr, Ronald Campbell and Terry Gorman.
Full articlehttp://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/resource-hub/media-releases/2014/election-results-announced

Hunter Farmer’ Expo

Where | Tocal Agricultural College
When | Friday 4 April
Time | 9am to 5pm
Contact | Ingrid Berthold 4930 1030 or admin.hunter@llss.nsw.gov.au

ABC’s of grazing & fertiliser management for small properties
1 day workshop

Are you the owner of a small property, ‘weekender’, ‘tree changer’ or hobby farmer? This FREE field day is for you. The workshop is designed to give you a better understanding of the following;

  • Landscapes and the implications for management
  • Grazing strategies
  • Principals of fertiliser use

The same workshop is being held at two separate locations over the weekend. Lunch is provided but please bring a chair, water, hat and wear sturdy shoes.

Where | Crawford River
When | Saturday 5 April
Time | 10am to 2pm

Where | The Branch
When | Sunday 6 April
Time | 10am to 2pm

RSVP | Monday 31 March
Contact | Karen Bee 02 6591 7305 or karen.bee@greatlakes.nsw.gov.au

Pasture and grazing management workshop for commercial producers – Stroud
3 day workshop

Properties within the Karuah River Catchment are eligible to receive 2 complementary soil tests per property, funded by the Great Lakes Council. Additional soil sampling may be undertaken at the landholder’s cost (soil samples to be collected prior to Thursday 10 April).

Tuesday 6 May
Day 1

  • Plant growth and pasture dynamics – how to maximise pasture growth through grazing management.
  • Pasture water use efficiency – how to make the best use of rain where it falls
  • Soils and nutrients, including the interpretation of 2 soil tests from your property

Wednesday 7 May
Day 2

  • Cost effective feeding strategies
  • Feed budgeting
  • In the paddock – monitoring & assessing pasture condition

Tuesday 13 May
Day 3

  • Develop a grazing plan for your property and livestock for the coming season

Bookings | Essential by Friday 4 April
Contact | Debbi Delaney 6591 7378 or debbidelaney@greatlakes.nsw.au

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