North West Local Land Services to host drought information session at Gunnedah Saleyards

DRY TIMES: The drought information session is set to answer any questions producers have regarding drought conditions. Photo: Marie Low

DRY TIMES: The drought information session is set to answer any questions producers have regarding drought conditions. Photo: Marie Low

THE region’s farmers are set to receive a helping hand through a drought information session thanks to North West Local Land Services (NWLLS). 

The two hour meeting at the Gunnedah Saleyards Canteen will kick off at 9am on Tuesday, May 15 and will cover a variety of different topics relating to drought conditions.

Topics covered in the meeting include drought feeding and stock management, animal health and nutrition and management of pastures.

NWLLS team leader Dale Kirby told The Namoi Valley Independent the session will assist farmers with any tough decisions they are facing.

“The session is a part of an ongoing commitment to producers around the region to assist them in any way we can,” Mr Kirby said.

“It’s an all encompassing session and will feature some great local experts such as George Truman, Naomi Hobson and Judy Ellem.

“Weather is the biggest factor on farmers and creates an environment of tough calls so for us it’s about assisting farmers in the management of those tough calls.”

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Mr Kirby said the event was open to both livestock and crop farmers.

“Because it is so all encompassing, I think there will be something in it for everyone,” he said.

“I think above all it is just a good opportunity to give farmers a chance to get off the farm, have a chat with each other, ask any questions they have and know that if they are going through a bit of a hard time they are not alone.”

After the Gunnedah event NWLLS will host similar meetings as part of a roadshow in Boggabri and Spring Ridge on May 23.

For more information visit northwest.lls.nsw.gov.au

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