- Sheep industry Business Innovation Update
We are seeking keen, progressive and innovative WA sheep producers to join us for this tour. Can you please forward this email and attached flyer onto any of your group members who fit this description and would be interested in this tour.
We will select participants who are keen to grow their sheep enterprise, are open to the role of technology and labour – saving tools to improve efficiency in their sheep enterprise and who are willing to share what they have learnt with their peers when they return.
The study tour will include attendance at Sheepvention in Hamilton – Victoria’s leading regional sheep show, visits to leading sheep producers who are using labour – saving technology and discussions with leading consultants and industry staff.
DAFWA will drive all the organisation and coordination as well as cover the costs of Sheepvention entry, meals, accommodation, bus travel and tour guides.
Interested sheep producers can submit an application for the tour via the SmartyGrants website (link available in the attached flyer or on the webpage).
For further information on the tour, see the attached flyer or visit the Victorian study tour webpage on the DAFWA website.
2. EXPRESSION OF INTEREST subsidised seedlings, fencing and pest control for 2018
Eligible landholders who wish to protect and restore native vegetation, revegetate degraded paddock areas, create bush corridors and control invasive pests in 2018.
PLEASE RSVP to the Dumbleyung Landcare Office. EOI close 28 JUNE 2017
- Project must connect or expand an area of existing remnant vegetation and revegetation must be more than 2ha. Combined pest control & monitoring activities is preferred at the remnant vegetation site.
- Landholders must prepare site, carry out planting, maintain site and install fence.
All details must be received by 28 JUNE to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please phone Claudia for further details 0428612447 or the Office 98634225
Property Address: _______________________________________________
Phone: __________________Email: _________________________________
Planting area (ha):__________________ Fencing (km):__________________
Willing to undertake fox/rabbit control YES NO
SITE LOCATION DETAILS AND A MAP must be submitted to the Landcare Office by 28 June to allow time for a site inspection to be carried out.
Farm Location, Name or road number________________________________
Paddock site / nearest public road___________________________________
Site details to include existing bush areas, established trees______________
Location & size remnant vegetation _________________________________
3. Farmers boost biodiversity in Tarin Rock
Farmers have replanted 180ha of private property with native species at Tarin Rock in the southern Wheatbelt as part of a project to conserve biodiversity in the area.
Parks and Wildlife Wheatbelt Region conservation officer Marissah Kruger said the Tarin Rock Priority Landscape Project had involved more than 60 conservation projects on private property over the past 15 years.
“The Tarin Rock area, which covers 45,000ha, has a wide range of landscapes and remnant vegetation, including woodland, mallee and Kwongan heath, supporting a high diversity of native animals such as malleefowl, Carnaby’s cockatoos and red-tailed phascogales,” she said.
“Local landholders have recognised these natural values, and have revegetated land with native species, while excluding stock to protect existing pockets of remnant vegetation.
“To date, more than 2600 hectares of remnant vegetation on private property has been fenced and protected, and 177 hectares of land has been revegetated with more than 250,000 native plants.”
The project is a collaboration between Tarin Rock farmers and landholders, Parks and Wildlife, the South West Catchments Council, Wheatbelt NRM and Dumbleyung Landcare.
Parks and Wildlife recently awarded farmers with outstanding service awards for their contribution to the project at an event in Kukerin.
Article supplied by Department of Parks and Wildlife