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Hurry - fencing grants ending soon

Hurry – fencing grants end soon!

Local Land Services Western Region is reminding landholders that time is running out to apply for funding through the 2016 Incentives Program.

The funding can be used to fence off paddocks or waterways and establish alternative watering points so landholders can manage grazing pressure more effectively on their properties.

Acting General Manager Erlina Compton said unmanaged grazing pressure is a significant problem for landholders in western NSW.

“When the vegetation becomes depleted by overgrazing, weeds can take over and erosion is more likely to occur,” Ms Compton said.

“By improving fencing to better control animal movement, landholders can control how heavily they graze an area and also provide periods of rest so the vegetation can recover.”

The funding round closes at 5pm AEST on Thursday 24 March.

Local Land Services Western Region is also hosting a series of two-day workshops in April for landholders to build their knowledge and skills in managing total grazing pressure.

The workshops will cover principles of tactical grazing management, including pasture and livestock production and planning for changing seasonal conditions.

They are being held in the following locations:

  • Pooncarie: 15-16 April
  • Ivanhoe: 18-19 April
  • Cobar: 27–28 April
  • Brewarrina: 30 April–1 May.

The Incentives Program and Tactical Grazing Pressure workshops are funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

For more information visit our website: http://western.lls.nsw.gov.au/info/grants

Media contact: Michelle McGranahan 0428 784282