Watershed Landcare | Catchment Corner

Practical Advice: A chance for us to catch up with farmers and help them with their decisions, to look at health issues and let them know what we have found that works.

Practical Advice: A chance for us to catch up with farmers and help them with their decisions, to look at health issues and let them know what we have found that works.

There's been some patchy rain over the district with some areas receiving greater falls than others, but overall the season hasn't been great. The dry conditions are presenting a challenge to producers with livestock nutrition and management. The Central Tablelands LLS will be running an interactive information session for producers of the Central Tablelands in Rylstone next Tuesday, February 13 focusing on the current seasonal conditions and livestock management in dry times.

“It’s been a hot and pretty dry summer around the Peel and Rylstone districts and we’re getting a lot of inquiries from landholders about livestock management and feeding,” said Senior Land Services Officer (Livestock), Brett Littler.

Practical Advice: A chance for us to catch up with farmers and help them with their decisions, to look at health issues and let them know what we have found that works.

Practical Advice: A chance for us to catch up with farmers and help them with their decisions, to look at health issues and let them know what we have found that works.

“Local Land Services is holding these meetings so we can get together with farmers and share information on the best options for working with these dry conditions.” he continued.

The Seasonal conditions: Feeding and weaning workshop will cover early weaning, creep feeding, supplementary feeding and animal health problems in dry times, as well as pasture management and fodder options.

A lot of landholders have been seeking advice about managing weaners so Brett Littler's presentation will target this specifically. Central Tablelands Local Land Services Team Leader for Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Bruce Watt and Senior Land Services Officer (Pastures) Clare Edwards will also be on hand at the interactive session, and farmers are encouraged to come with questions.

Feeding and weaning workshop will be held from 4-6pm February 13 at the Rylstone Club, finishing with drinks and supper. Attendance is free but please RSVP for catering purposes. RSVP please contact Brett Littler on 0427 007 398 or brett.littler@lls.nsw.gov.au.