Local Land Services give Walcha graziers drought stock feeding advice

Cattle feeding on cottonseed
Cattle feeding on cottonseed

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services and Riverina Stockfeeds are running a series of animal nutrition sessions to help landholders manage livestock in dry conditions. 

The workshops focus on animal nutrition requirements and options, animal health and welfare considerations in dry times and the last event is on in town tonight, June 14, starting at 6.30pm in the Walcha Golf Club.

Greg Brown, a nutritionist from Riverina Stockfeeds, Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Livestock officers and district vets, and rural financial counsellors will be available and farmers are encouraged to come along with questions.

“Local Land Services Livestock Officers and Vets are currently getting a lot of enquiries about feeding requirements and animal health needs due to the current season. All staff are trying to provide simple and practical advice and support,” said Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Livestock Officer, Brent McLeod.

“We are holding these animal nutrition sessions so we can bring producers together and share information on the best options for managing livestock in these tough seasonal conditions. Producers are strongly encouraged to attend the workshops but if this is not possible, feel free to contact your nearest LLS office.”