Farmers and landholders

Healthy Livestock workshops

NRM South is running a series of ‘Healthy Livestock’ workshops in the Huon and Tasman region between May and June 2019.

$35 per ticket (maximum of two individuals per property)

 

Workshop themes and dates:

Sheep workshop (Huonville, Huon Valley) – Saturday May 25 (9 – 4 pm)

Pigs workshop (Lymington, Huon Valley) – Saturday June 1 (9 – 4 pm)

Sheep workshop (Saltwater River, Tasman) – Sunday June 2 (9 – 4 pm)

 

The workshops are ideal if you’re new to farming or would like a refresher and want to:

  • Learn more about basic livestock health and husbandry
  • Get tips on how to recognise and manage livestock diseases and illnesses
  • Learn about low-stress stock handling
  • Learn how to carry out basic procedures including worming, vaccination, footcare and body condition assessments*

*The workshops will be hands on with an opportunity to try livestock handling, foot trimming (in sheep only), drenching and vaccination under supervision.

A Q&A with local experts will also help answer your questions on a range of subjects relating to livestock health and husbandry.

 

How to register

All participants must purchase a ticket on Eventbrite for individual workshops (please follow the link below):

Eventbrite link here

Please help tailor the workshop to your needs by completing the following short 2-minute survey:

Survey Monkey link here

Registration / ticket purchase deadlines:

Sheep workshop (Huonville, Huon Valley) – by 5pm Wednesday May 22

Sheep workshop (Saltwater River, Tasman) – by 5pm Wednesday May 29

Pig workshop (Lymington, Huon Valley) – by 5pm Wednesday May 29

 

For more information please contact NRM South Program Officer Agriculture, Tim Ackroyd on 0400 047 665 or email tackroyd@nrmsouth.org.au

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