On Friday the 5th of April 2018, 44 dedicated men adventured out on their surrounding properties to take part in our annual Fitzy Fox Shoot in the hopes of making a big impact on the feral animal numbers in our shire.
On 18 and 19 March, FBG had the pleasure of hosting two excellent speakers – Col Bowey and Mark Emonson at two workshops, the first focussing on cattle (thank you to Craig & Nat Davis), and the second on sheep production (thanks to Paul & Melissa Barrett).
In response to last year’s challenging season, FBG was able to run this workshop thanks to the State NRM Program and extend this to our area’s livestock farmers.
The workshops were topical and thought provoking, with some different ideas broached to challenge the participants and provoke discussion. There were a couple of (very) brief take-home messages which certainly don’t convey what an interesting couple of days we were lucky enough to partake in.
Our Spring Field Day for 2018 was held at Jacup and had a focus on deep ripping.
On Friday the 6th of April 2018, fifty five people between Jerramungup and Bremer Bay headed out to aid in the management of our local feral animal population.
A fresh perspective on an age-old practise was offered at the low stress stock handling course held in Needilup in March.
On Wednesday 7th March, FBG ran its annual Farmer Updates event, joined by 15 local farmers, and 15 industry representatives.