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Preparing Your Animals For The Fire Season

Season 1, Ep. 1

Learn how to prepare your farm and farm animals for the bushfire season, including things to look out for in fire impacted livestock.



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    In this month’s episode we hear from Tweed Landcare, Tweed-Byron Local Aboriginal Land Council and Mudhima Gulgan Community Association about working together on a priority weed program in the Kingscliff and Fingal Head areas.Thanks to Amalia Pahlow, Leweeena Williams, Shane Ivey, Tom Byrnes, Tom Phillips and Banaam Slab for making time to join us on this episode!For more information about this project, contact Tweed Landcare on 02 6670 2199, or Tweed-Byron LALC on 07 5531 1763To find out how to partner with your local Aboriginal land managers, start by identifying the relevant Aboriginal land council on the NSW ALC websiteYou can learn more about Landcare on the North Coast via the Landcare GatewayThe priority weeds program referenced in this episode is funded by North Coast Local Land Services  through the Stakeholder Partnerships - Strategic Weed Management Plan 2017-22.
  • 9. Pig Biosecurity for producers large and small

    13:45
    In this episode we're talking all things pig biosecurity. For pig owners large and small, knowing how to protect your animals from disease is critical to protecting the pig product industry in NSW. For more information, visit:Biosecurity guidelines for pig producersNLIS PigsPigPassPigs - Farm BiosecurityBiosecurity | Australian Porkor call your nearest Local Land Services office on 1300 795 299.
  • 8. Travelling Stock Reserves

    11:35
    In this final episode of Land Life for 2021, we'll hear from Sam Hand and Gabrielle Blackwell about the Travelling Stock Reserves network managed by North Coast Local Land Services. You can learn more on the Local Land Services website, or by calling your nearest office on 1300 795 299.
  • 7. Rehoming wild horses on the North Coast

    17:10
    In this episode you'll hear from landowners Tavis & Jennie Oceans on their experience rehoming wild horses that had arrived uninvited on their property. Jennie & Tavis worked with the North Coast Local Land Services biosecurity team and New England Brumby Rescue to relocate these horses.For more information about the New England Brumby Sanctuary, visit Save the Brumbies online here: Our Sanctuaries - Save The Brumbies
  • 6. Revegetation and sustainable ag in the Richmond River catchment

    14:41
    In this episode we talk to a number of North Coast professionals involved in a project combining environmental restoration and sustainable agricultural practices to address vegetation loss, erosion and soil health decline in the upper Richmond River catchment.We hear from Brendan O'Brien and Donna Cuthel of North Coast Local Land Services, as well as Gavin Tinning of the Border Ranges-Richmond Valley Landcare Network. Gavin talks about soil, pasture and dung beetle trials being run in the Northern Rivers region.For more information, visit https://www.brrvln.org.au/This project is supported by North Coast Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program
  • 5. What lies ahead - the Lord Howe Island Weed Eradication Program

    09:51
    Lord Howe Island is home to unique endemic species and habitats found nowhere else in the world. The island was subject to weed invasions which originated with settlement, and continued through until a group of passionate locals and weed professionals started to turn things around.Listen in to this three part mini-series to hear about the journey island inhabitants have been on over the last 15 years, with support from North Coast Local Land Services.For more information, visit the Lord Howe Island Board website: https://www.lhib.nsw.gov.au/Lord Howe Island wildlife recordings by Syd Curtis.Courtesy of Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group (awsrg.org.au)
  • 4. Where are we now - the Lord Howe Island Weed Eradication Program

    16:36
    Lord Howe Island is home to unique endemic species and habitats found nowhere else in the world. The island was subject to weed invasions which originated with settlement, and continued through until a group of passionate locals and weed professionals started to turn things around.Listen in to this three part mini-series to hear about the journey island inhabitants have been on over the last 15 years, with support from North Coast Local Land Services.For more information, visit the Lord Howe Island Board website: https://www.lhib.nsw.gov.au/Lord Howe Island wildlife recordings by Syd Curtis.Courtesy of Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group (awsrg.org.au)
  • 3. In the beginning - the Lord Howe Island Weed Eradication Program

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  • 2. Pasture toxicity in beef & dairy cattle

    11:52
    Sewing pastures to fill the winter feed gap is essential in dairy, and best practice in beef cattle. Yet when certain environmental conditions align, commonly sewn pastures can cause toxicity in cattle. Listen in to hear from North Coast Local Land Services District Vet, and Tweed dairy farmer Cory Crosthwaite on their experiences of plant toxicity in cattle.For more information and advice, call your nearest Local Land Services office on 1300 795 299. You can obtain key information about caring for beef and dairy cattle in the North Coast Local Land Services publication, Beef Cattle Health and Husbandry for the NSW North Coast. This publication is currently undergoing review and the new version, including an expanded section on pasture toxicity, will be available soon. We will update this link as soon as possible.