Around the Camp: October – YBPF, Funding for pest control, Managing Mulga, AWI Training videos and AWI in Qld.

  1. Young Beef (and Sheep) Producers Forum
  2. Funding for pest control
  3. Managing Mulga
  4. AWI Training Videos
  5. AWI in Queensland 
  6. Upcoming events
  7. eBulletins

1. Young Beef (and Sheep) Producers Forum.

The Young Beef Producers’ Forum is a two-day conference on the 15th and 16th of November in Roma. The forum is focused on providing educational, networking and capacity building opportunities for u40 year olds with an interest in the beef, sheep and wool industries.

It is very exciting as it is the first year that sheep will be included. To view the list of speakers, the program or to purchase your ticket please CLICK HERE.

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2. Funding for pest control.

Details regarding Round 3 of the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative have been released.

For more information CLICK HERE.

Short version:

  • The Queensland Government is releasing this combined $7 million as Round 3 of the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative.
  • The Queensland Feral Pest Initiative provides funding to eligible organisations including:
    • regional natural resource management (NRM) groups,
    • incorporated industry associations,
    • local governments and
    • a regional organisation of local governments or equivalent body.
  • Eligible organisations must develop regional projects through consultation; with affected stakeholders

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3. Managing Mulga.

As the dry conditions continue more and more people are looking to Mulga as a fodder source for their stock. While local knowledge and experience is the most common source, information and ideas from other regions can be useful. One of these is the NSW DPI fact sheets. While the rules and regulations are different, there is a large amount of information which is relevant to Queensland.

Below are a examples of information that is included in the fact sheet.

“Trees with a trunk diameter ranging from 10 to 20 cm and lopped just below shoulder height can yield about 9 kg of leaf.”

“Mulga is deficient in phosphorus and sulphur. While these deficiencies are easily addressed by using loose licks, this cost also needs to be accounted for.”

To view the factsheet CLICK HERE.

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4. AWI Training Videos.

Did you know that there are over 200 short training videos available online that cover a wide variety of sheep and wool handling tips and techniques?

These videos are packed with tips, hints and practical advice from experienced shearers, wool handlers and wool classers and are designed to be a reference guide for shears, wool handlers, instructors, students and people who haven’t worked in a shed before.

To view the these videos CLICK HERE.

Poor internet or nearly used up your download quota looking at the radar, CLICK HERE, answer a couple of questions and enter your contact details to receive these videos on USB.

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5. AWI in Queensland.

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) recently released these numbers in a small booklet, AWI in your State – Queensland.
This booklet includes interesting facts, figures and information relating to owning merinos and growing wool, specifically for Queensland.

The booklet also includes a wide variety of information in relation to the on-farm research and development as well as extension activities that are a result of AWI investment.

To view this short (4 page) booklet CLICK HERE.

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6. Upcoming events

8 November National Goat Roadshow, Barcaldine by MLA. For more information and to register click here.

9 November National Goat Roadshow, Charleville by MLA. For more information and to register click here.

14 November Grazing Fundamentals EDGE, Barcaldine by DAF. For more information contact Jane Tincknell on 0472 877 271 or email jane.tincknell@daf.qld.gov.au.

15 November FORAGE: free online property information to assist with grazing land management decisions – part 1 – (webinar), DAF. For more information and to register click here.

15-16 November Young Beef (& Sheep) Producers Forum, Roma by the Future Farmers Network. For more information visit: http://www.ybpf.com.au

22 November Grazing Fundamentals EDGE, Hughenden by DAF. For more information contact Jane Tincknell on 0472 877 271 or email jane.tincknell@daf.qld.gov.au.

29 November FORAGE: free online property information to assist with grazing land management decisions – part 2 – (webinar), DAF. For more information and to register click here.

29 November Grazing Fundamentals EDGE, McKinlay by DAF. For more information contact Jane Tincknell on 0472 877 271 or email jane.tincknell@daf.qld.gov.au.

4-5 December 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Cunnamulla by DAF. For more information contact Andrea McKenzie on 0428 109 620 or email andrea.mckenzie@daf.qld.gov.au

11-13 December Nutrition EDGE, Mitchell by Desiree Jackson. For more information and to register contact Desiree Jackson on 0409 062 692 or email desireejackson@djlm.com.au

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7. eBulletins

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