Given continuing dry conditions, many farmers in the area are running into often significant shortages in on-farm water storages. Not only are water supplies low, but often water quality is an issue too. DPIRD has released some information reiterating the importance of water quality when it comes to use in spraying programs.
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 for hosting), and the second on sheep production (thanks to Paul & Melissa Barrett).
In response to last year’s challenging season, FBG was able to extend funding courtesy of the State NRM Program and extend this to our area’s livestock farmers.