Upcoming events

Acid soils workshop

Acid soils workshop

DATE: Monday, 16 May 2022 - Monday, 16 May 2022

LOCATION: Catombal, NSW

BOOKING LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/acid-soils-workshop-and-the-economics-of-lime-tickets-324502825687

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Cost: Nill, light lunch and afternoon tea provided

As part of our Soil PET project, farmers will have the opportunity to learn more about soil acidification management. Hear from leading experts in the field discuss the economics of lime for cropping and grazing systems as well as liming acid soils for livestock production. 

A comprehensive A-Z containment feeding webinar Part 1

A comprehensive A-Z containment feeding webinar Part 1
Image credit: LRLG

DATE: Tuesday, 28 Sep 2021 -

TIME: 7:00- 8:30pm

LOCATION: Online

BOOKING LINK: https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/IYjvljkqHEe4mmewgz3TuQ,mjskt5F1TUiOvbG8Zfe4qQ,gUvbfW2_HEycUbXP8b8BtQ,6lDBLbJqA0aytLbS1e_Oig,WopXyvD0ZUilLCB4UXvICA,4PH3wPAmtUe8xo4pXdhchQ?mode=read&tenantId=96ef8821-2a39-471c-b89a-67b0833dd3b9&skipauthstrap=1

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This useful practice was undertaken by a number of landholders in the catchment during last the drought however, if your new to the land or want to boost your knowledge bank, Central Tablelands LLS are running a comprehensive two-part webinar designed to provide you with all you need to know about confinement feeding.

Presenters Brett Littler (Central Tablelands Local Land Services), Geoff Duddy (Sheep Solutions), and Jeff House (Jeff House Livestock) will cover:

  • what is a confinement feeding area, and why you would need one
  • selecting the right site
  • what infrastructure you need
  • how to set up a confinement feeding area
  • management of livestock for best results
  • practical nutrition application - dos and don’ts
  • minimising health problems
  • maximising livestock performance

For more information contact Senior Land Services Officer, Pete Evans on 0438 496 851 or email peter.evans@lls.nsw.gov.au

A comprehensive A-Z containment feeding webinar Part 2

A comprehensive A-Z containment feeding webinar Part 2
Image credit: LRLG

DATE: Tuesday, 05 Oct 2021 -

TIME: 7:00- 8:30pm

LOCATION: Online

BOOKING LINK: https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/IYjvljkqHEe4mmewgz3TuQ,mjskt5F1TUiOvbG8Zfe4qQ,gUvbfW2_HEycUbXP8b8BtQ,6lDBLbJqA0aytLbS1e_Oig,WopXyvD0ZUilLCB4UXvICA,4PH3wPAmtUe8xo4pXdhchQ?mode=read&tenantId=96ef8821-2a39-471c-b89a-67b0833dd3b9&skipauthstrap=1

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This useful practice was undertaken by a number of landholders in the catchment during last the drought however, if your new to the land or want to boost your knowledge bank, Central Tablelands LLS are running a comprehensive two-part webinar designed to provide you with all you need to know about confinement feeding.

Presenters Brett Littler (Central Tablelands Local Land Services), Geoff Duddy (Sheep Solutions), and Jeff House (Jeff House Livestock) will cover:

  • what is a confinement feeding area, and why you would need one
  • selecting the right site
  • what infrastructure you need
  • how to set up a confinement feeding area
  • management of livestock for best results
  • practical nutrition application - dos and don’ts
  • minimising health problems
  • maximising livestock performance

For more information contact Senior Land Services Officer, Pete Evans on 0438 496 851 or email peter.evans@lls.nsw.gov.au

Anu sustainable farms

Anu sustainable farms

DATE: Tuesday, 10 May 2022 - Tuesday, 10 May 2022

TIME: 9:30am – 12:30pm

LOCATION: 107L Mogriguy Road

BOOKING LINK: https://www.sustainablefarms.org.au/events/mogriguy-healthy-farm-dams-with-central-west-lls-field-day/

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For more information contact Tamara Harris (ANU) 0428 621 187.

Join the ANU Sustainable Farms team to learn about the latest research into the benefits of enhancing farm dams.

The field day will include:

  • Visits to farm dam on the property of Winsome Mumford that enhancements include fencing & planting for erosion control
  • Ecologist Dan Florance will discuss the importance of farm dams in the landscape and the benefits of enhancing farm dams from an ecological and farming production point of view
  • An overview from Senior Land Services officer from Central West LLS
  • Practical advice on ways to enhance farm dams
  • A Gallagher representative will be in attendance to discuss the new electric fencing system

Big tech field day

Big tech field day

DATE: Tuesday, 21 Jun 2022 - Tuesday, 21 Jun 2022

TIME: 9am-3pm

LOCATION: Trangie Agriculture Research Centre

BOOKING LINK: https://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/regions/central-west/events/cw-events/big-tech-big-ideas-conference-and-field-day

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Join farmers from across the region view demonstrations on drones in ag, green-on-green spraying, precision sowing, spraying robotics, virtual fencing, auto-draft weighing, mechanical handlers and electronic ID tags.

Box Gum Grassy Woodland Workshop

Box Gum Grassy Woodland Workshop
Image credit: Central Tablelands LLS

DATE: Monday, 15 Nov 2021 -

TIME: 9:30 - 12:30pm

LOCATION: Bathurst Goldfield, 428 Conrod Straight, My Panorama

BOOKING LINK: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=806751&

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The LLS Central Tablelands ‘Driving Corridor Connectivity’ project (our Little River project) works with landholders to improve the condition of the 136,000ha of BGG woodland across the Central Tablelands. During this workshop presenters from the Australian National University’s Sustainable Farms Project will talk about BGG Woodland identification and management before visiting a local woodland for a practical discussion. 

For more information contact Bruce Christie on 0429 986 434. 

Central West Orana Renewable Energy Zone

Central West Orana Renewable Energy Zone
Image credit: Renewable energy world

DATE: Thursday, 30 Sep 2021 - Friday, 01 Oct 2021

TIME: 10:00am-11:30am

LOCATION: Online

BOOKING LINK: www.energy.nsw.gov.au/rez-landholder-workshops

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Are you a landholder with an interest in the renewable energy sector? Would you like to know more about the NSW Government’s Renewable Energy Zone?

 The Energy Corporation of NSW is hosting an online workshop for landholders about how the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone will operate and what this means for the region’s landholders and community members.

Topics and presentations will answer the following questions: 

  • What is a Renewable Energy Zone and how does it influence land use planning in my area? 
  • How are projects in a Renewable Energy Zone assessed under the NSW Planning System? 
  • What steps do developers take when planning a large-scale renewable energy project? 
  • What types of impacts do renewable energy projects have and how are these managed? Etc

The Energy Corporation of NSW will host two identical online workshops.

CONFERENCE AND FIELD DAY: BIG TECH BIG IDEAS

CONFERENCE AND FIELD DAY: BIG TECH BIG IDEAS
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DATE: Tuesday, 08 Feb 2022 - Wednesday, 09 Feb 2022

TIME: 9:00 – 3:00pm

LOCATION: Dubbo and Trangie

BOOKING LINK: https://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/regions/central-west/events/cw-events/big-tech-big-ideas-conference-and-field-day

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The Big Tech Big Ideas conference will be held at the Dubbo Convention Centre and incorporate a field visit to Trangie Agricultural Research Centre to showcase new and emerging technologies in agriculture. The event will focus on providing producers with and understanding of emerging tools and resources to make informed on-farm decisions.

Energetic women in the environment

Energetic women in the environment

DATE: Sunday, 01 May 2022 - Sunday, 01 May 2022

TIME: 11:00am – 3:00pm

LOCATION: Toongi Hall, Obley Road

BOOKING LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/energetic-women-in-the-environment-tickets-308452288097

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Cost: $20pp (kids free)

Energetic Women in the Environment (EWE) is a annual event which connects women from all areas (both residential and rural) parts of the LRLG district. Join like minded women juggling work, family and self for a champagne lunch and hear from Sally Bounre, Landscape Designs talk about all things gardening. 

Managing your farm for biodiversity

Managing your farm for biodiversity
Image credit: Environment NSW

DATE: Thursday, 11 Nov 2021 -

TIME: 10 - 2pm

LOCATION: “Brooklyn” 12 Mile road, 12 Mile

BOOKING LINK: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=809768&

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Join Central Tablelands Local Land Services on-farm to hear about biodiversity management in a whole-of-farm context, including the management of threatened species.

Featuring talks from experts including Dr Judi Earl and the Biodiversity Conservation Trust, the day will also provide:

  • A first-hand landholder perspective on managing a farming enterprise with biodiversity values in mind
  • Sustainable grazing tips to boost native groundcover diversity and biodiversity
  • Best practice information on the management of grassy woodland habitat
  • Updates on the assistance and management agreements available from the Biodiversity Conservation Trust
  • Better understanding of the management and identification of the Small Purple-pea (Swainsona recta)

For more information contact Kate Nugent on 0419 987 542. 

Mycology may

Mycology may

DATE: Sunday, 29 May 2022 - Sunday, 29 May 2022

TIME: 11:00am to 3:00pm

LOCATION: Goobang National Park

BOOKING LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fungi-workshop-tickets-309186413887

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Cost: Nill, lunch provided

A regional project that aims to engage and increase awareness of the importance of fungi in our landscape. Includes partners from Local Land Services, Central Tablelands Regional Landcare Networks (us), Biodiversity Conservation Trust, National Parks and Wildlife and Department of Primary Industry Herbarium.

The program will launch on the 20th of May 2022 at the Orange Ag Institute with a Discussion panel including experts in the field such as world renowned fungi expert Alison Pouliot and Ecologist Walter Jehne (plus more). Bookings to be confirmed.

Phil’s paddock plant recognition walk – Eugowra

Phil’s paddock plant recognition walk – Eugowra
Image credit: NSW Farmers

DATE: Friday, 01 Oct 2021 -

TIME: 9:00am – 10:30am

LOCATION: Eugowra

BOOKING LINK: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=698820&

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LLS have been busy preparing many plant recognition walks throughout the central tablelands region over the past few months. The next of which is due to be held in Eugowra.

This field walk aims to help you recognise a greater variety of plants in your paddocks, so you can tailor management actions for a beneficial farm business and environmental outcome.

Topics covered at the field walks include:

  • Productive plants - EverGraze principles of right plant, right place, right purpose
  • Climate risk ready plants - plants that have a role to play in adapting your farm business to withstand climate risks and variability
  • Ecosystem function plants - roles benefiting the environment

For more information visit LLS website here or contact Phil Cranney, Senior Land Services Officer on 0458 745 478.

https://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/regions/central-tablelands/events/ct-events/phils-paddock-plant-recognition-walk-eugowra

RCS Grazing Clinic

RCS Grazing Clinic

DATE: Tuesday, 16 Nov 2021 - Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

LOCATION: Orange, NSW

BOOKING LINK: https://www.rcsaustralia.com.au/event/rgc-orange2021/

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The RCS Grazing Clinic is a practical hands-on workshop that develops your skills as a grass manager. The workshop to be held in Orange in November is a power-packed two and a half day clinic will cover the principals and practices of grazing management, including how to design and manage a grazing cell and how to use grazing charts as a planning and decision-making tool.

Topics covered during the RCS Grazing Clinic include:

  • How to assess rest period and calculate graze period
  • How to match stocking rate to carrying capacity
  • How to use grazing charts to plan and make confident decisions
  • The 6 principles of Regenerative Grazing Management
  • Property design, water design and fence planning
  • Questions and answers

For more information call RCS organisers on 07 4939 5255.

Save the Date LR Soil PET workshops!

Save the Date LR Soil PET workshops!
Image credit: Soil Observation Institute

DATE: Monday, 21 Feb 2022 - Thursday, 24 Feb 2022

TIME: 9:00am – 3:00pm

LOCATION: Yeoval, Cumnock, Baldry, Toongi, Suntop-Artherville

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Healthy soils are essential for primary production and sustainable landscapes. LR will be hosting a series of workshops during late Feb/ early Mar focusing on soil pits to increase understanding of the soil in your paddock and how you can improve soil health if degraded. Workshops will be led by soil science experts and focus on practical skills that will enable land managers to make better informed decisions about their soil and farm management. Eligible participants will have the opportunity to take home specialised MIR information (UV lights capable of measuring a wide range of soil properties) to use in an ongoing monitoring program for their farm.

Please forward all enquiries to ceo@littleriverlandcare.com.au

Soil pit workshop 2 and 3

Soil pit workshop 2 and 3

DATE: Thursday, 05 May 2022 - Friday, 06 May 2022

TIME: 8:30am – 1:30pm

LOCATION: Thursday ROYALLA, Cumnock and Friday, TANNERS CREEK, Toongi

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Cost: Nill, light morning tea and lunch provided

Bookings: Through Eventbrite 

Thursday the 5th of May at Royalla: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/little-river-landcare-soil-pit-workshop-royalla-tickets-324595352437

Friday the 6th of May at Tanners Creek: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/little-river-landcare-soil-pit-workshop-tanners-creek-tickets-324596184927

With 68 landholders involved in our Soi Pet Project and over 500 soil samples sent to Nutrient Advantage for testing, our attention is now focused on getting landholders their valuable data and organising soil pit field days centred on interpreting test results to better manage soil health.  

Our next soil pit workshops will be held on the first week in May. Bring along your soil test results and a small bag and learn first hand how to interpret the soil data and common characteristics visible in your soil. 

Soils Project Officer Position now open

Soils Project Officer Position now open
Image credit: Little River Landcare

DATE: Friday, 14 Jan 2022 -

TIME: 5:00pm

LOCATION: Yeoval, NSW 2830

BOOKING LINK: https://littleriverlandcare.com.au/__media_downloads/Position%20Description%20-%20Soils%20Project%20Officer.pdf

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An exciting new position has become available for a practical and motivated Part-Time (2 days per week) Soils Project Officer who is passionate about agriculture, the environment and agro-ecology.

The Project Officer will support the delivery of our Soil PET (People, Education and Technology) Pilot Project. This encompasses working with Little River CEO to coordinate and oversee the delivery of on ground activities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting delivery of Soil PET Pilot Project through coordination of on ground activities
  • Stakeholder engagement - involves liaison between farmer, researchers, SKN members, Government agencies and Little River CEO
  • Organisation of soil sampling, testing and data upload (eDIRT) across the Little River Catchment, southern and northern Regional Landcare areas
  • Advising / supporting farmers in the collection of soil samples and establishment of soil pits
  • Facilitation and participation at “Farmers Teaching Farmers” events across the Central West and Central Tablelands Region

For more information contact Stefanie Woodgate on 0490 084 795.

Spring Bird Watching Comp

Spring Bird Watching Comp
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DATE: Sunday, 17 Oct 2021 -

BOOKING LINK: https://www.facebook.com/CentralWestLLS/videos/274402851163944/

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Every year, Central West LLS hold a Spring Birdwatching competition and this year it is focused on the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater. Help improve understanding of how they are coping by monitoring the birds on your farm. Involving citizens to undertaken monitoring of vulnerable bird species is critical in helping identified population trends as numbers continue to decline across our region.

Each participant will go in the draw to win a set of HD binoculars. All entrants will need to:

When: You can register any time before Sunday, 17 October 2021. You will be sent an email (or via the post if preferred) with a bird-watching kit and entry guidelines (and other supporting info). A quiz and form will be sent later in the competition for you to complete and send back to complete your entry.

For more information, visit the LLS website here. https://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/regions/central-west/key-project 

Weaner lamb management presentations

Weaner lamb management presentations
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DATE: Wednesday, 01 Sep 2021 -

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Presentations that were scheduled for the Weaner Management Workshop in Gulargambone which was cancelled due to COVID restrictions are now available to view as videos on our YouTube page. Central West LLS have organised an array of presentations from leading experts including:

  • Peta Bradley form Meat and Livestock Australia
  • Geoff Duddy from Sheep Solutions
  • Dr Jull Kelly form Central West LLS
  • De Sue Street from Central West

The short 20 minute videos can be watched at your leisure here.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbeXAybNsB_HVgx94n32jHdtpOe2Rmz-L