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    Poor quality silageNorthern Tablelands Local Land Services District Vet, Dr Nigel Brown, warns producers to be wary when purchasing stock feed.

    Image - Contaminants and foreign materials in feed can cause digestibility problems and reduce overall nutritional value of the feed. Courtesy NT LLS.

    NTLLS Tim Norton Greg Livermore ARAG Anniversary ACHLocal Land Services is calling on the community to step forward and help make a difference by applying to join one of its local boards.

    Image - Northern Tablelands Local Land Services board member, Tim Norton, and Anaiwan Local Aboriginal Land Council CEO, Greg Livermore. Courtesty NT LLS.

    Tenterfield saleyards320With one hundred percent of the Northern Tablelands region in intense drought and just a few weeks to go until local saleyards wind down for the end of year break, Northern Tablelands Local Land Services is urging producers to consider how they are going to feed and manage water supplies for their livestock over summer.

    Image - Cattle at Tenterfield saleyards - local saleyards wind down for the end of year break very soon. Courtesy Northern Tablelands LLS.

    Regent Honeyeater DEAN INGWERSEN320Bird lovers from the Southern New England will soon have an opportunity to hear from one of the most informed experts on the endangered Regent Honeyeater, when Dr Ross Crates from the Australian National University will speak at a field day near Uralla Tuesday 22nd October.

    Image courtesy Dean Ingwersen, Birdlife Australia

    Koala Inverell320Northern Tablelands Local Lands Services has been researching the location of koalas across the Northern Tablelands since 2016.

    Image - A koala west of Inverell - the Cool Country Koala project found high koala activity around Inverell and Delungra.

    Rabbit fumigation croppedCalling all Feral Fighters! Northern Tablelands Local Land Services is encouraging landholders to join the fight against feral animals, specifically targeting rabbits.

    Image - Peter Frizell from Northern Tablelands Local Land Services, demonstrates fumigation as a rabbit control method.

    Urandangie crowd 1320More than 50 people, including Mayor Simon Murray, attended a field day hosted by the Malpas Catchment Group at Bill and Jacqui Perrottet's property 'Urandangie' near Guyra on 31st July 2019.

    Image - part of the crowd at a site along Urandangie Creek which has been fenced as a riparian zone. Courtesy Karen Zirkler.

    Ian Trow Tenterfield Fodder PointThe Northern Tablelands region was in severe drought before the bush fires and unfortunately the drought continues. The bush fires have fast-tracked the need for landholders to make very tough decisions.

    Image - Ian Trow from Northern Tablelands Local Land Services loading emergency fodder for bush fire affected farmers at the Emergency Fodder Collection Point at Tenterfield Showground.

    Zac Sara Monty sorting beetlesCould dung beetles save the world? The students from Armidale Waldorf School are on a mission to breed up winter active dung beetles and find out just what is so special about these humble insects!

    Image - Dr Zac Hemmings with Sara and Monty Schmude sorting beetles into their new homes, courtesy of Oliver Schmude.

    OConnor at S4PThe Armidale Regional Council chambers was an ideal backdrop for students from across the New England region to debate and explore the big questions around the health of our planet.  

    Image - Students from O'Connor Catholic College celebrate their accomplishments at Speaking for the Planet. 

    Dave Carr picThe Cool Country Koala Project found that the Northern Tablelands is home to many koalas, indeed areas such as Nowendoc, Delungra, Armidale, Black Mountain and Uralla have large populations.

    Image: A koala captured near Armidale for tagging and drelease. Image courtesy Dave Carr.

    Drought Feed CalculatorWith the unprecedented drought taking its toll across our region, it is more important than ever that we look to our friends, family and outside services for support.

    SPPC Winners OConnor Catholic College320Southern New England Landcare Congratulates two Armidale based schools on their success in the The Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Schools Property Planning Competition.

    Environmental Trust COLOURSouthern New England Landcare experienced a proud moment this week when an email arrived from the NSW Environmental Trust, acknowledging the great track record we have with the Trust for developing and rolling out exceptional projects in the region. We thank the NSW Environmental Trust for this acknowledgement and have published the email here for all to see...

    DogCatSouthern New England Landcare has partnered with Creeklands Vet Clinic in Armidale to provide an opportunity for cat owners in areas of high urban biodiversity to recieve a subsidised de-sexing rate for the month of September 2019. Find out how you might be able to participate! Download the flier.

    Wilmot award

    We have great pleasure in congratulating Stuart Austin and Trisha Cowley from Wilmot Cattle Co. Ebor, in winning the Excellence in Landcare Farming Award at this year's NENW Regional Landcare Awards held in Narrabri.

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    Landholders in the Southern New England will soon have an opportunity to participate in four local forums designed to exchange ideas, knowledge and techniques that are more likely to succeed during challenging climatic conditions.

    MynasSquareHave you noticed Indian Mynas encroaching on your patch? Indian mynas have been spotted across the Southern New England, having increased their territory significantly in recent years. Find out how you can help reduce their numbers...

    Working Bee 9 10 2016 Remove privet 2016 10 09 008Armidale Urban Rivercare Group (AURG) achieved an outstanding milestone in July with the completion of their Centennial Avenue Rehabilitation project, where more than 500 volunteers 2320 hours to the eastern end of Dumaresq Creek in Armidale. 

    Image - Group members removing truck loads of Rubinia and Privet from the revegetation sites.

    Eucalyptus Prava Orange Gum320Native vegetation is a rich and fundamental element, vital for the health of our environment, sustaining wildlife and agriculture, as well as protecting soils, water and threatened species. Find out how a localised native plant database is proving invaluable to local landholders.

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