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Drought workshop coming to Bunyah

Hunter Local Land Services is holding a free drought management workshops for livestock producers in the region.

The workshop will be held at Bunyah Hall on Thursday, September 26 from 9am until noon.

It's been a tough winter and now dry start to spring and our team want to ensure local producers are prepared and well equipped to make important property and livestock management decisions, if conditions do not improve.

"Unfortunately nearly 100 per cent of our region remains impacted by drought, with worsening feed gap issues and problems with water availability in the east of the region around Gloucester and the Upper Manning," general manager Brett Miners said.

"We understand the pressure many producers are under as they try to hand feed and meet energy requirements of their stock, especially those beginning calving or lambing or lactating.

"It is important to ensure you have a long term view when it comes to feed and water budgeting and you are testing feed to ensure its quality, and where possible selling excess stock to ease the workload and pressure on yourself and property."

The workshop will help producers get a better understanding of available local support services that can help you. Topics will include:

  • Livestock feed and pasture advice
  • Animal health information and advice
  • Latest financial assistance options for primary producers - drought transport subsidies, emergency water rebates & loans
  • Find out more about the DPI Rural Resilience program, the Rural Financial Counselling Service, and local mental health support services

RSVP using this link https://hunterlls.wufoo.com/forms/mbq2mmp1ydr7rf/ or for further information contact: Daniel Trudgeon by calling 0419 436 185 or email daniel.trudgeon@lls.nsw.gov.au