We have a knack for bringing wet blustery conditions on our field days and Weeds in Waterways on the 14 April was no exception. Eighteen hardy souls donned their jackets and joined in for a day of information and demonstrations by expert presenters Rebecca Bradley – Senior NRM Manager from South East Local Land Services, … Continue reading “Weeds in Waterways”
This was a workshop was a discussion about weeds – why they are growing, how to identify them and what they look like in the paddock.
At the Working with Weeds Field Day, Alison Elvin from Natural Capital Pty Ltd presented a compelling and informative story about weeds. Warren Schofield from ACT Biosecurity and Rural Services and Alice McGrath from South East Local Land Services also presented information on weed management and planning on the day.
At this workshop Dr Lou Baskind, the District Veterinarian from South East Local Land Services in Braidwood, discussed weeds, livestock and how pasture plants can be poisonous to ruminent livestock in some conditions. Temperature, rainfall and the plant’s lifecycle can influence the amount of poisonous compounds in a plant. Other plants have inherent physical and … Continue reading “Poisonous plants and livestock”
Learning to identify grass weeds, grasses and native plants was the focus of this event. Kris Nash and Fiona Leach, Agricultural Adviser with South East Local Land Services led a two hour walk and talk in Bungendore in April 2019. Kris showed the participants how to use the morphology of a grass plant for identification, … Continue reading “Farmers Postcard: Grass and Plant Identification”
Community spirit, professional expertise and practical demonstrations were a feature of this erosion and revegetation workshop. Guest speakers David Hilhorst and Andy Taylor from South East Local Land Services and Scott Soper led an inspiring and educational day. One of our participants Chris Curtis has kindly agreed to allow us to publish his notes and … Continue reading “Healing the land: techniques for managing erosion”
For this workshop our hosts were Peter and Penny Dagg from Eastern Dorpers and White Dorpers who shared their knowledge and experience about managing sheep health with our enthusiastic participants. Our other guest speakers were Dr Kate Sawford, the District Veterinarian from South East Local Land Services and Dr Natasha Lees from Scibus Pty … Continue reading “Biosecurity and Animal Health Workshop”
On the 25 March 2017 Stuart Myers from Equiculture and Jennie Curtis from Fresh Landscape Design presented a horse property planning seminar. Here is a summary and also some useful links:
The Healthy Land, Healthy Horse Field Day was a fascinating day packed with information for horse owners. Geoff and Mark from Manna Park Agistment Center in Bywong provided a beautiful setting for Stuart Myers from Equiculture to share the Equiculture system of horse management. A range of topics were discussed from horse biology to the … Continue reading “Healthy Land, Healthy Horse Summary”
Getting started on a small rural property http://southeast.lls.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/710100/rural-living-guide.pdf Rural Living Guide from South East Local Land Services is a good place to start. Every time we have hard copies of this guide they get snapped up like hot cakes. You can read the PDF version any time. http://southeast.lls.nsw.gov.au/livestock/pics PICs and NLIS – information you need … Continue reading “Resources”