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Drought lot tour (Balranald)


27 Mar 2019 6:30 am - 5:30 pm


82 Market St (Western LLS office)


Land Services Officer, Tanisha Shields
0447 642 131


Landholders are encouraged to join us for a drought lot tour which will offer insights and opportunities to improve livestock and property management during dry times. As producers in the Western region continue to face dry conditions, options like drought lot feeding can offer a number of benefits. There are a number of designs and ways to set up a drought lot, so with this in mind, the bus tour will visit three local properties to see the different management options and explore the benefits of each.   

Geoff Duddy from Sheep Solutions will be guiding the tour, having serviced regional, state and national sheep and wool producer enquiries, specialising in sheep and meat production, pasture and grain-based finishing systems and marketing for over 20 years. Our District Veterinarian, Trent McCarthy will also be speaking on animal health and be available to answer any questions.

Itinerary and details - places are limited so RSVP by 20 March.

The bus will depart from 82 Market st, Balranald (Western LLS office) at 6.30 am. Attendees can also be picked up from the Homebush Hotel at 7 am and the Oxley church at 8 am, while other pick-ups can be arranged, enquire when you RSVP. The bus will travel to Curragh, Merritop and Humewood before returning to Balranald around 5.30 pm. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

This project is supported by Western Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.