The NSW government has announced a number of support measures for drought stricken farmers:
For further information including a map showing declared areas please click here.
Funding is available until 30 June 2014.
Glance at what is happening across the region to plan your participation in upcoming events and workshops.
Discover more about the InCalf workshops in Feburary and Countdown workshops in March. To register online select the workshop in the calendar and follow the link. Or contact your Regional Extension Co-ordinator who will take your booking.
Dairy NSW and Dairy Australia are seeling to develop a Young Dairy Network for the NSW region and are looking to contract a part-time coordinator for this purpose.
Dairy NSW and Dairy Australia are launching an exciting new Focus Farm Program. Expressions of interest are sought from interested farm owners/managers/share farmers who want to participate. Expressions are also sought from qualified facilitators. Click here for more details. Closing date is 10 March 2014.
For the first time, NSW dairy farmers will have a direct say on the next generation dairy herd's National Breeding Objective - currently expressed as the Australian Profit Ranking. Each farmwalk will include a look at 1-3 farms with different breeding perspectives and a facilitated discussion by experienced discussion group leaders. Mark your calendars:
To be more responsive to market information, Dairy Australia's Trade and Strategy will deliver their reports more rapidly and frequently to ensure information is relevant to stakeholders. Watch the video which explains changes.
This February's update focuses on global market transition, including seasonal half-way point, global supply review and global demand markets.
NSW offers 3 agricultural institutes where you can work towards a career in the dairy industry or have your agriculture and/or conservation and land management skills recognised:
For informaion on the full range of dairy farming programs, consult the 2014 Nation Centre for Dairy Education Australia Dairy Farming Course Guide.
Dairy NSW welcomes new ideas for research, development, extension and education. Please share your ideas and any information you think may be relevant to the industry by contacting us.
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