Drought advice for struggling farmers

By Riverine Herald

BEEF producers around Mathoura will be the focus of a drought workshop next week.

Run by Murray Local Land Services two workshops — in Mathoura and Tocumwal — will cover a range of topics including decision making, livestock nutrition and animal health.

Agriculture team leader Tom McIntosh said the workshops were in response to demand from customers.

“It’s still very dry across our region, and with summer coming up, we felt it was important to give producers the opportunity to hear experts providing advice and strategies to help get them through,” he said.

“While the workshops have had a general focus on stock, the Mathoura and Tocumwal workshops will concentrate on the beef producers of those areas.”

The sessions will also cover topics including early weaning, marketing, wellbeing and financial support. Presenters include veterinarians and agricultural experts from Murray Local Land Services, as well as renowned livestock nutrition specialist Professor Ian Lean.

The Mathoura event is next Wednesday from 8.30am to 1pm at the Mathoura Bowling Club (1-9 Moama St).

Lunch will be provided free-of-charge at both events but RSVP is essential by 5pm Monday to 0447440375 or [email protected]

The Mathoura workshop is supported by the Apiam Animal Health, Deniliquin Veterinary Clinic and Deniliquin Beef Group.