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Mustering momentum in the Wheatbelt: Livestock is back on the agenda

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While Australia was built on the sheep’s back in recent times Wheatbelt farmers have increasingly moved out of stock into crop-only systems. However high prices and a need to adopt a risk management approach to our changing climate has seen many reconsider their options.

Coming up in February is an opportunity for Wheatbelt farmers to hear more about some of the innovations in the sheep industry that are making it a more attractive consideration.

Wheatbelt NRM will also be part of the WA Farmers Livestock Field Day and Forum ‘Mustering Momentum in the Wheatbelt’ in Kellerberrin on 7 February talking about how to be part of our new work demonstrating a whole of farm approach to fodder tackling the summer feed gap.

There is an exciting agenda with a mix of on-farm visits and quality speakers.  We recommend our farming community take advantage of this opportunity as well as talking to us about how we may assist farmers seeking to put livestock back on the agenda.

For tickets to the event go to www.wafarmers.org.au/wafarmers-events/

For any other enquiries on the project please contact Wheatbelt NRM’s Regional Agriculture Land care Facilitator Jacquie Lucas on 08 9670 3113 or jlucas@wheatbeltnrm.org.au