Upcoming events for small farms
Healing the land: techniques for managing erosion
Saturday 13 October 2018 9.30am – 3.30pm
Learn all about erosion, what causes it, how to manage it and small scale solutions for managing erosion at your place. Get grubby working alongside natural resource professionals whose job it is to advise farmers about erosion and how to manage it. This will be a practical field day where participants get an opportunity help rehabilitate an erosion site while learning new techniques. Guiding you on this learning journey are David Hilhorst and Andy Taylor from the Rural Landscapes Program, South East Local Land Services and Scott Soper, master bush regenerator and re-vegetation specialist. More information and bookings
Gudair Mobile Vaccination Clinic
Yass-Bungendore-Gunning-Collector-Braidwood-Murrumbateman areas (and the places in between)
Sunday 4 November 2018 by appointment
The Small Farms Network Capital Region has arranged for Veterinarians Peter and Penny Dagg to run a mobile clinic to vaccinate small flocks of sheep with Gudair on farms in the areas listed above. Other locations can be considered based on demand. The Gudair vaccine provides life long immunisation against Johnes Disease which is a slow wasting disease of sheep prevalent in the Capital Region with no known cure (see www.ojd.com.au). By getting a group of small farmers together we can have a clinic to provide access to this vaccine, safely administered, in a cost effective way. The Gudair vaccination is in addition to the 5in1 or 6in1 vaccinations routinely given to lambs and adult sheep. More information and bookings.
War on Worms
Saturday 27 October 9.30-2.00pm
This workshop is about parasitic worms and livestock and evidence based worm management. You will find out what worms are commonly found in this region, the life cycle of worms, egg counts and how simple farm management techniques can be used to manage worm burdens in your stock. Other topics include deciding when and what treatment is needed, reading product labels and managing lice. There will be a practical session where you can handle sheep and look at samples under a microscope. Presenting at this workshop are Dr Jane Morrison from Coopers Animal Health and Dr Alex Stephens from South East Local Land Services.
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Living with kangaroos and managing diversity
Saturday 3 November
This field day will be an opportunity to learn about kangaroos – their role in the landscape, social behaviours, grazing and browsing habits, biology, life cycle and population dynamics. Management techniques for farmers wanting to balance production and diversity will be discussed.
Small Farms Network Capital Region AGM and BBQ
Sunday 18 November
Enjoy a BBQ at one of our member’s properties, go for a paddock walk and learn some new ideas.
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