Western Local Region e-newsletter

Western Local Land Services produces a regular e-newsletter to keep landholders and interested stakeholders up to date with events and activities.

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Wild dogs update — trapping, collaring, baiting, workshops and more in 2020 - Western LLS will be working with landholders and stakeholders to deliver a number of new projects and initiatives in the fight against wild dogs.

December 2019 - nominate by 13 December for the Western LLS Board, time to get your farm ready for Christmas, projects progressing well and landholders join with Western LLS to carry out massive baiting campaign for wild dogs.

November 2019 - a great opportunity to take part in the Professional Wild Dog Controller Program, a wrap-up of the NSW Landcare and LLS conference, monitoring Malleefowl mounds and making sure landholders have a permit for moving stock.

October 2019 - demonstration day in the Willandra Lakes area, aerial baiting for wild dogs is underway, landholders encouraged to vaccinate for anthrax and managing wild deer in the Western region.

September 2019 - NSW Landcare and Local Land Services conference is on next month, spring baiting program to commence mid-October, animal health advice from our District Vets and what you need to consider when agisting livestock.

August 2019 - biosecurity signs and stickers available from all LLS offices, funding for weed management now available and just over two months until the NSW Landcare and Local Land Service conference in Broken Hill.

NSW Landcare and Local Land Services conference - less than 100 days until the conference, time to register and get excited for a wonderful program of events!

July 2019 - get your applications in for the Russel Harland Memorial Scholarship, funding through new drought package now available, strong numbers at recent managing outback floodplains event and more pests eradicated in the western Riverina.   

June 2019 - animal health advice from our vets, drought package announcement from the NSW Government, pest animal forums a huge success and get your entries in for the Life and Light Photo Competition.

Stock watering point lease tender - opportunity to tender for stock watering point leases in the Western LLS region.

NSW Landcare and Local Land Services conference - registration for the NSW Landcare and Local Land Services conference is now open! The conference will be held in Broken Hill 22-24 October.

May 2019 - rangeland rehab works prove their worth following rain, important considerations for livestock producers following rain, assisting landholders with fodder drops and a wrap-up of our autumn wild dog baiting program.

Land Services Program - this program offers a new approach to property planning and rural enterprise mentoring in the Western region. We are calling for our next intake of participants to take advantage of this game-changing opportunity.

April 2019 - Important animal health update from our District Veterinarians, our staff continuing to offer support during dry times and ground baiting for wild dogs continuing during April.

Agriculture team - Get to know our Ag team servicing the Western region.

February 2019 - Extra care needed when handling stock in extreme weather, aerial baiting for wild dogs to commence mid-March and introducing our latest District Veterinarian, Trent McCarthy.

December 2018 - The NSW Landcare and LLS conference is heading to Broken Hill in 2019, extensive knockdown of feral pigs in the western Riverina area, getting your farm ready for Christmas and your opportunity to take part in a property planning program.

Natural resource management team - Get to know our NRM team servicing the Western region.

November 2018 - Three funding opportunities for landholders (weeds, erosion control and water point exclusion), over 130,000 baits issued through our spring wild dog baiting program and what are your responsibilities regarding swill feeding.

Advisory groups - We are currently recruiting new members for two of our advisory groups. Find out more about the roles our advisory groups play and if you think you've got something to offer, get your application in prior to 16 November.

October 2018 - Great opportunity for personal and professional growth through scholarship, a coordinated approach to pest animal control leads to best results and where to get the latest information regarding stock welfare during dry times.

September 2018 - Aerial baiting for the control of wild dogs to commence early October, insect predators winning the cactus battle near Tibooburra, monitoring month extended until the end of November and great to be involved in the Sunray Warriors event.

Animal health advice (Sept 2018) - Our District Veterinarians Charlotte Cavanagh and Felicity Wills offer some important advice for landholders regarding their stock and feeding in dry times.

August 2018 - Red tape cut with regards to kangaroo management, monitoring month goes digital, erosion control works carried out at 'Polpah Station' and we celebrate NAIDOC Week.

July 2018 - Great turnout at the livestock nutrition workshop series, get your applications in for weed and pest animal drought funding, Annual Land and Stock Returns arrive in mailboxes and regional pest animal plans launched.

Communities team - Get to know our communities team servicing the Western region.

June 2018 - Livestock nutrition in dry times workshops and erosion control workshop just around the corner, building on the success of the autumn wild dog baiting program and a reminder to seek permits when using TSRs and public roads that are not on your property.

May 2018 - Winners of the Life and Light Photo Competition announced, DroughtHub to assist landholders during dry times, community has its say on pest animal management in the Western region and staff enjoy mixing with the community at Agfair.

April 2018 - Final week for landholders to have input into the Pest Animal Plans, important advice from our vets regarding your livestock and if they are fit to load, our aerial baiting for wild dogs is just about to commence and be sure to see us at AgFair in Broken Hill in May!

March 2018 - The draft Western Regional Pest Animal Plan goes out for public consultation, landholders and community members urged to apply for funding, important animal health advice from our vets and just over two weeks to submit your photos for the Life and Light Photo Competition.

February 2018 - The 2018 Life and Light Photo Comp has been launched, great advice from our vets regarding zoonotic diseases, monitoring traps installed in the Sunraysia area to ensure area is free of pests and reminder for landholders to pay their rates.

Vets message for 2018 - Welcome to 2018 from the Western LLS vets.

January 2018 - Livestock producers are being reminded to look after their stock during the summer months, a new film series showcasing the Western region is released and landholders have a great opportunity to give feedback to Western LLS on their services.

December 2017 - The results are in for the 2017 Regional Landholder survey and 2017 Aboriginal Community survey, landholders warned to look out for plants and weeds emerging following recent rain that can cause illness to stock and two new staff members join the Western Local Land Services team.

November 2017 - Hear all about our spring wild dog baiting program, important advice from our vets regarding supplementary feeding, a new vet joins Western LLS and Aboriginal sites near Brewarrina protected following fencing and erosion control works.

October 2017 - The final chance for landholders to express interest in weeds funding, landholders reminded to get biosecurity plan in place to meet new requirements and new community advisory groups selected to represent the Western region.

September 2017 - Gilgunnia cluster fence draws a large crowd for open day, landholders come out in droves to attend biosecurity workshop series, new funding available to manage priority weeds and meet our new vet Hannah Williams.

August 2017 - A total of 24 biosecurity workshops will be held throughout the Western region from early September, winners of the Life and Light Photo Competition announced and save the date for our upcoming Gilgunnia Cluster Fence open day and tour.

July 2017 - Expressions of interest for our Local Community Advisory Groups is fast approaching, important information about on-farm biosecurity workshops that are planned for September and landholders get great benefit from attending recent erosion control and plant identification workshops.

June 2017 - Our vets provide an important update on Johne's disease and cattle producers need to have a biosecurity plan, the results are in with regards to our autumn wild dog program and the regional landholder survey has been mailed out to all landholders.

May 2017 - Great entries coming in for the Life and Light Photo Competition, autumn wild dog offensive is well underway and our vets encourage all landholders to test their rams for Ovine Brucellosis.

April 2017 - The 2017 Life and Light Photo Competition has launched, local schools and community assist Western Local Land Services with stocking of the lower Murray river and coming to a mailbox near you...the Regional Landholder Survey!

March 2017 - Landholders get great value from sheep nutrition and breeding workshop, a new strain of rabbit virus released across the Western region and our vets advise on what supplements your livestock really need.

February 2017 - Landholders need to be on the lookout for humpy back, nominations open for Local Land Services elections and the recent series of wild dog and fox control workshops prove popular and beneficial for landholders.

January 2017 - Recent workshops for landholders, why you should be carrying an emergency kit for your stock and what can we do to help you tackle pest animals?

December 2016 - Winners of the Life and Light in the Western Region photo competition announced, strong attendance at a number of field days and workshops, some recent funding announcements and much more in this month's edition.

October/November 2016 - New District Vets for the Western region; wet weather unleashes mosquitoes, worms and flies; an Australian first bioherbicide trial to tackle mesquite; and an update on field days, workshops and events.

August/September 2016 - Annual land and stock returns reminder; photo competition; worm advice; events and training opportunities

June/July 2016 - Annual land and stock returns; land management and conservation reforms; events and training opportunities

April/May 2016 - Property planning workshop; pest animal review feedback opportunity; new Landcare coordinators

February 2016 - Incentives funding; managing mesquite; predator program; upcoming events

December 2015 -  Managing mesquite; training opportunities; 2015 photo competition; building a regional food industry

October 2015 - New structure; small land management grants; rangelands carbon conference

August 2015 - Spring pest animal program, photo competition, Dijoe field day, incentives update, NRM spatial hub

July 2015 - Funding EOI reminder, free bus trip to Charleville, animal management news

May 2015 - New funding opportunities, animal management news, field day dates

April 2015 - Animal management news, positive start for advisory group members, Pooncarie field day

February 2015 - Two new rangers, call for advisory group members, wild dog baiting campaign

December 2014 - New structure, advisory group chairs, workshops dates and Christmas hours

October 2014 - Grant application video tips, budget update and pest management tips

September 2014 - Free training courses, incentives programs, sheep health statements

July 2014 - Board update, rates notices, pest management fund, photo competition

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