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Join Us: Have you registered for the Soil Kits and Pits workshop at Cookamidgera? Pictured here is Ian Packer who will be speaking at the Soil Pits and Kits workshop.
Join Us: Have you registered for the Soil Kits and Pits workshop at Cookamidgera? Pictured here is Ian Packer who will be speaking at the Soil Pits and Kits workshop.

Hi Landcarers,

Have you managed to attend one of the many workshops that have been happening over the Central West Region in the past few weeks?

The Central West Local Land Services are holding a series of Biosecurity Planning workshops for Johnes Disease changes.

In our area, the workshop will be held at the Vandenberg Hotel in Forbes on Monday, June 19 between 1pm – 3pm.

Please RSVP to nick.cronin@lls.nsw.gov.au or ring 02 6850 1600.

Transitional arrangements for Johne’s disease in cattle end June 30.

The first line of defence for producers in ensuring their property is free of Johne’s disease (JD) is with the development of a biosecurity plan.

Producers who do not implement a biosecurity plan by June 30 will have a J-BAS of 0.

Resources for implementing a biosecurity plan can be found at Animal Health Australia and Livestock Biosecurity Network websites. 

Producers who require a JBAS seven or eight will need to be working with their private veterinarian to develop an approved biosecurity plan.

All other producers not requiring JBAS seven or eight are able to develop their own biosecurity plans using the online resources.

Central West District veterinarians are holding workshops across the region to assist producers with this process.

Other workshops are being delivered across the Central West region and include Tottenham on Monday, June 19 Dubbo on June 19 Condobolin on June 21. 

With more news from the CWLLS camp, Chris Sweeney from Forbes has been elected as a Board member for the Central West Local Land Services Board.

He is one of 34 elected board members for 11 boards over NSW. These people will join 44 people who have already been appointed over the state.

The two remaining positions in the Central West Region were filled by Jenny Bradley from Armatree and Donald Scheib from Coonamble. 

Have your registered for the Soil Kits and Pits workshop at Cookamidgera?

A full day is planned learning, with a focus on assisting landholders to analyse their soil chemistry, biology and physical characteristics, allowing landholders to make better informed decisions about their land management.

RSVP to 02 6862 4914 or cwllpo@hotmail.com

The last National Parks Association (NPA) walk for the Lachlan Valley Branch, in this quarter, will be held on Wednesday, June 28 on the East Boundary Trail at Goobang National Park.

This is a medium, 6km walk. 

Walkers are asked to meet at Bushman’s Dam at 9am.

Please contact walk leader, Martin Bell on 0429 346 586 the evening before to confirm arrangements and to bring enough food and water for the entire day.

Suitable clothing, footwear, hat and sunscreen are essential.

There is an Aboriginal Youth Workshop June 21 at the Coventry Room and Cultural Centre, 25 Bogan Street, Parkes. 

Australia Aboriginal Affairs invite you to attend the Aboriginal Youth Workshop.

For more information contact Katherine Milgate on 02 6887 4409 or email kathering.milgate3@det.nsw.edu.au

Last but not least, it is great to have our third and final Green Army Team commencing this week.

We have been fortunate to have such a good response from young people in the 17 – 24 years age group.

After the important induction process is undertaken and first aid completed we are looking forward to working on local projects to improve biodiversity in the Parkes and Forbes shires.

To being a caveat for these young people to increase their skills, build capacity and resilience and enable them to pursue work in our communities and contribute to our communities.

For further information and links to further information in this article, please go to our website at centralwestlachlanlandcare.org or go to our facebook page. Central West and Lachlan provide support to communities in the Parkes and Forbes Shires.

Until next week, happy Landcaring!