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Regional landholder survey

Western Local Land Services is calling on landholders to take part in the 2017 Regional Landholder Survey.

The results of the survey will be used to inform Western Local Land Services of what issues are of most importance to landholders in the Western region.

All landholders should receive the questionnaire in the mail by mid-June, with questions focusing on a wide range of topics and issues that relate to landholders.

The questionnaire can be returned by using the reply-paid envelopes or completed online by 7 July.

A similar survey was conducted in 2014 and helped to inform the way programs have been delivered by Local Land Services.

Some of the interesting findings from the 2014 survey were:

  • 350 km is the average distance of those surveyed to the closest market for farm products
  • 66 % of landholders surveyed run sheep (68 % merinos for wool and meat, 31 % fleece-shedding
    breeds for meat)
  • 50 % of landholders surveyed run cattle, 55 % run goats
  • 28 % of landholders surveyed undertake dryland cropping, 8 % irrigated cropping.

Landholders who complete the survey will receive a $20 IGA voucher or have that amount donated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service on their behalf.

Landholders with questions about the survey can contact Local Land Services MERI Officer, Isobel Colson on (02)
6870 8621 or via email.