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Strong turnout at livestock nutrition in dry times workshop series

Well over 100 people, the majority being landholders, have attended one of the four livestock nutrition in dry times workshops that were held in the Western region last week.

The workshops, which were coordinated by Western Local Land Services with support from Sheep Connect NSW, were held in Mossgiel, Anabranch, Tilpa and Packsaddle with Geoff Duddy from Sheep Solutions being the presenter at all four.

The main focus of the workshops were basic nutrition principles, interpreting feed test results, feed requirements of different classes of livestock, feeding grains and alternate feeds, early weaning and health issues.

Western Local Land Services Team Leader – Agriculture, Gemma Turnbull was pleased to see a strong turnout at all four workshops.

“We acknowledge that landholders have been feeding for a considerable period of time, however with reduced availability to fodder many are now forced to re-evaluate their feeding regime,” Ms Turnbull said.

“It was encouraging to see so many were able to find the time to attend these sessions as we know how time poor everyone is at present.

“The feedback from the majority of people has been that the sessions were very informative and the information learned will be beneficial in dealing with the tough seasonal conditions.”

For landholders that were unable to attend one of the workshops, a recording of a recent webinar that focused on different feeding options that Mr Duddy was also the presenter for is available by clicking here.

Landholders can also contact their nearest Western Local Land Services office on 1300 795 299 with any queries or issues.

Landholders are encouraged to visit the DroughtHub website for information on what services and support is available to primary producers, their families and communities to prepare for and manage drought. 

The workshop series was funded through Catchment Action NSW.

Media contact:
Charlie Whiteley, Western Local Land Services, 0428 679 974.