Agriculture Victoria invites North East and East Gippsland farmers to a free seasonal webinar on Thursday 4 February, from 1pm to 2pm.
Agriculture Victoria’s Drought and Fire Recovery Coordinator Nick Dudley said the event will discuss current animal health and farm management issues and provide opportunity for discussion about the season ahead.
‘While the webinar will provide targeted advice for North East and East Gippsland farmers recovering after fire and drought, it is open to all interested farmers,’ he said.
Agriculture Victoria presenters will discuss:
- Climate specialist Dale Grey – how La Niña has historically affected the following years rainfall, why summer and autumn are a notorious time for climate predictions and what the models are predicting for the next three months.
- District Veterinary Officer Dr Jeff Cave – how summer brings its own set of potential animal health issues, including the possibility of heat stress, seasonally related livestock health issues we have been seeing, what we should be anticipating and how to best manage them.
- Land Management Extension Officer Martin Hamilton – will demonstrate the new Summer Water Calculator tool; how it works (size and shapes of dams, number and classes of stock drinking requirements) and what the calculations mean (current dam volume, days and weeks of water remaining, evaporation).
Please register by Wednesday 3 February, 5pm via Event Brite.
Logon details and copies of the presentations will be emailed out prior to the event. A phone-in only option will also be available.