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Information Sharing: TasFarmers Updates and Save the Dates

From King Island Drought Coordinator:

Great to see so many at Elders yesterday for the Olssen’s Block Fest. Thanks to Olssen’s for their generous donation to King Island producers and to Lions and Elders for making it happen.

To date 48 people have completed the survey of producers that we currently have going.  If you haven’t had a chance to complete the survey, you can do so at  up until Monday morning.

Thanks to everyone who has completed the survey to date for your willingness and openness to share what is happening on your property.  I will be presenting Island-wide results, such as destocking percentages, water concerns etc at the next TasFarm Innovation Workshop on Thursday the 27th June.  Please note individual data will not be shown, the presentation will be restricted to where we are at as an Island.

Save the date:  The next TasFarm Innovation Day, Managing stocking rates and stock water during dry times will be held on Thusdsay the 27th  June.  Details of the Day will be available early next week.   Vet, Dr Neil Leighton will again be on the Island during this week (25th-27th), if you would like a 1-on-1 farm visit to review your conditions and discuss management options.  Details on how to book in with Neil are attached for your info.

Save the date:  Lions in conjunction with Need for Feed are busy planning a social function / BBQ on Saturday 27th July to say thankyou to all involved in the Need for Feed distribution and as an opportunity for producers to come together in social circumstances.  It is anticipated that there will be some additional hay to come in on that day.  Details will be provided closer to the time as arrangements are firmed up.

Don’t forget if you would like a farm visit to run through your circumstances or support options, please let Steph or me know.  Abbey has also officially finished up in the role of Drought Coordinator due to other commitments.  On behalf of Steph and myself I would like to say a heartfelt Thankyou to Abbey for all her hard work, knowledge and commitment to supporting King Island farmers, especially as we worked through the Need for Feed Distribution.  I’m sure Abbey would still be up for a hello or a thankyou if you see her about in coming weeks.

Animal Health and Nutrition during dry times – One on One Support