North West free webinar Maintaining production in the cattle industry regardless of the season

On the back of widespread and consistent rainfall since February, many local producers are now in a position to rebuild depleted herd numbers. The vastly improved weather conditions, combined with a positive outlook for 2020, have many wanting to enter the competitive cattle market.

Hosted by North West Local Land Services, the July 2 webinar will focus on how producers can make the right decisions to maximise their opportunities within the current season. With cattle industry expert, Jeff House from Jeff House Livestock as the guest speaker, presenting how cattle producers should be maintaining their production.

Jeff House is the director of Jeff House Livestock Pty Ltd, established in 2014, as a private consulting business with the aim of sharing knowledge with beef producers and the beef supply chain across Australia. Jeff works closely with beef producers, lot feeders and processors to improve the performance of their herds and operations.

As the guest speaker, Jeff’s presentation will work through the below key points to ensure, registered participants are provided with effective, profitable production tools for use in their farm business.

Jeff will focus on:

  • Lessons people have learnt around confinement feeding and what you can use them for in a good season
  • Strategies around weaning
  • Opportunities for the coming joining season
  • The importance of making good decisions around pregnancy testing.

Book your virtual seat for the Thursday July 2 webinar here.

Following the success of the expert webinar series North West Local Land Services are continuing to offer a succession of virtual events.

Throughout winter, Local Land Services Officers have fortnightly Q&A Smoko Session’s scheduled as Live Facebook broadcast events, covering relevant seasonal topics and sharing of resources to interested landholders.

North West Local Land Services upcoming Q&A Smoko Sessions

Monday 15 June 2020 - Protecting lambs through fox control

Join us online to hear practical and effective techniques to assist in making your fox control program successful prior to lambing. North West Local Land Services Biosecurity Officer, Lucy Collingridge will present our LIVE Q&A and available to take any questions you have with managing foxes on your property.

Monday 29 June 2020 - Annual Land Stock Return (ALSR)

Boil the kettle and join us for your Monday smoko to find out more information on the Local Land Services version of a ‘farm Census’. Each year, NSW landholders are required to submit an annual return of land and stock to Local Land Services.  Our North West Local Land Services officer Margo Weekes is set to walk you through important information the ALSR provides including protecting our region from pests and diseases and assisting in accurately responding to emergency biosecurity events.

Monday 13 July 2020 - Natural Resource Management - Navigating regulation when undertaking earthworks around waterways on farm

North West Local Land Services Natural Resource Management Team is committed to working with our local communities towards sustainable land use and the protection of natural resources. In response to landholders looking into options to reduce runoff and erosion, increase groundcover and improve rainfall use efficiency, hear from North West Local Land Services officer's Sara Chapman and Tim Watts on what considerations are needed to successfully navigate legislation and regulation when considering earthworks around waterways and gullies.

Monday 27 July 2020 - Crop protection – targeting feral pigs through Winter

Our North West Local Land Services Biosecurity Officer Dave Lindsay has an informative presentation prepared to assist our local landholders on how to reduce feral pig populations effectively, minimising the damaging impact they propose to crop assets. So prepare your questions and join us online.

Monday 17 August 2020 - National Livestock Identification System

Join our North West Local Land Services Senior Biosecurity Officer Amy Sheridan for an informative session on  how to meet your obligations regarding the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS).  Amy will discuss what is required to meet your NLIS obligations for goats, cattle, sheep and pigs.

Monday 31 August 2020 - Importing stock from outside areas – what should you be aware of?

One of our North West Local Land Services LS District Veterinarians, Judy Ellem has an informative presentation regarding what landholders should be aware of when bringing in new stock and measures to protect their enterprises. This is extremely important with producers currently rebuilding their herd and flock numbers.

Register your interest and join us live our Facebook page, you can also head to our events page for more upcoming events.

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