AUSTRALIA - A free half day workshop is now on offer to help farmers plan and manage outdoor pig farms, in a way that benefits the environment and their practice.
The workshop is organised by Australian Pork Limited, Livestock Environmental and Planning (LEAP) and Integrity Ag.
This is a great opportunity for those interested in outdoor pig farms, current producers and small
holders to engage with experts to get started or improve their current farm management.
For new farmers, this means increasing awareness and understanding of the regulatory requirements for getting a farm up and running. It will also assist established farms to meet regulatory requirements and farm pigs in a sustainable way.
Workshop participants will learn:
- information about how to manage nutrients including help to understand where these nutrients come from and how to sustainably utilise them.
- how to develop a Nutrient Management Plan (NMP), what these include, the steps needed to get one going and how to develop an action plan following its development.
- land and water protection measures including how to minimise erosion, how to maximise ground cover and how to successfully manage wallows, and
- how to conduct soil monitoring, with pointers about how and when to sample, and how to get the most out of the analysis and interpretation.
These workshops are being delivered in NSW, VIC and WA by Livestock Environmental and
Planning (LEAP) and Integrity Ag.
To register or for further information please call:
Robyn Tucker (Bendigo or Temora workshop) on 0419 787 137, or
Steve Wiedemann (Lismore or Albany workshop) on (07) 4615 4690.
11 October 10-3pm The Loaded Plate, 521 Napier St, BENDIGO VIC
14 October 10-3pm Workers Club, 23 Keen St, LISMORE NSW
19 October 10-3pm Quality Suites, 212 Albany Hwy, ALBANY WA
26 October 10-3pm Ex Services Club, 130 Baker St, TEMORA NSW
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