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PARLIAMENT PASSES RURAL CRIME REFORMS TO CRACK DOWN ON CRIMS

21st Nov 2017

Submitted by Adam MArshall MP   RURAL crime reforms initiated by the NSW Government, which passed through State Parliament last week, will reduce rates of stock theft, rural trespass and illegal hunting, according to Northern Tablelands MP Ada... more details

CLEAN UP YOUR FARM TO AVOID LOSSES FROM RESIDUES

21st Nov 2017

Something as simple as a battery left under a tree could result in your livestock being detained from sale on farm and potentially, if sold to a processor, could threaten Australia’s valuable domestic and overseas meat markets. A recent increa... more details

Wild dog target

10th Nov 2017

Submitted - NSW DPI This November, northern NSW residents can have their say in local wild dog management plans and activities by participating in a targeted survey. NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) economist, Salahadin Khairo, said the s... more details

FUNDING FOR LIFE SAVING DEFIBRILATORS NOW AVAILABLE

08th Nov 2017

Submitted by Adam Marshall MP   PLAYERS and spectators across the region will soon be able to participate and watch their local community sporting matches with a greater sense of security, thanks to a new NSW Government funding program to make... more details

Pest animal costs to our Ag industry on the rise

25th Oct 2017

Submitted by Invasive Species Solutions The cost of rabbits, wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and other vertebrate pests on the Australian agricultural industry is now as high as $797 million per year – with wild dog costs nearly double, since the... more details

Treating Serrated Tussock before it sets seed

17th Oct 2017

Sumitted by New England Weeds Authority   After a relatively warm winter we can expect strong pasture growth this Spring. The down side is that it will also be a good season for weeds. One of the key invasive weeds we need to be vigilant about... more details

$60m to encourage Smart Farming Partnerships​

17th Oct 2017

Part of the $134 million over six years for the Smart Farm grants through the next phase of the Coalition Government's $1 billion National Landcare Program. Smart Farming Partnerships are multi-year grants of between $250,000 and $4 million for gr... more details

2018 Scholarships Guide a one-stop-resource for school leavers

26th Sep 2017

The Country Education Foundation (CEF) has launched a new online Scholarships Guide today, helping young rural and regional Australians access scholarships, grants and bursaries. This purpose-built online search platform will allow students to locat... more details

Muster to Shape the Future of Landcare in NSW

26th Sep 2017

Do you want to have your say and have an opportunity to shape the future work of Landcare NSW? Landcare NSW is offering the grassroots Landcare community the chance to do just that. The Landcare NSW Muster is held every two years to ensure that what... more details

Industry Wide Changes for Cattle & Sheep Producers

19th Sep 2017

Key dates for industry wide changes for livestock producers who are accredited under the Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program. From the 1st October 2017 the new LPA program requirements will include on farm biosecurity and animal welfare prac... more details

Draft NSW Invasive Species Plan 2017–2021 - Have Your Say

18th Sep 2017

Submitted  Local communities, groups and individuals are invited to have their say in developing the NSW Invasive Species Plan 2017-2021 to reduce the impacts of pest animals and weeds on our land, sea and waterways. Invasive animals and weeds... more details

GLENRAC celebrates our Threatened Species Day

11th Sep 2017

GLENRAC hosted two events to celebrate National Threatened Species Day on Thursday 7th September 2017.  The first event was focussed on understanding the ecology and behaviour of the Indian Myna Bird to effectively control its population in our ... more details

New England Weeds Authority to host 19th NSW State Weeds Conference in Armidale

06th Sep 2017

New England Weeds Authority in conjunction with the Weeds Society of NSW and the NSW Department of Primary Industries will host the 19th NSW Weeds Conference at the University of New England, Armidale from 16 -19 October 2017. The Chairman of New En... more details

Community Grants to Increase Community Resilience

05th Sep 2017

Submitted - New England North West Landcare Network Chairs Inc.  New England North West Landcare Network Chairs Inc. (NENW Landcare) is offering organisations, groups and individuals the opportunity to apply for grants to support events, t... more details

Invitation to participate in the Recent Ecological Change in Australia Project

04th Sep 2017

Over the past century, average land surface temperatures have risen by almost 1° C across the Australian continent. Models suggest this may have already had significant impacts on Australia’s ecosystems and biodiversity, but these impacts h... more details

GLENRAC celebrates National Landcare Week

01st Sep 2017

Once again GLENRAC will be celebrating National Landcare Week with a number of events. GLENRAC is hosting a leadership training program on the 5th September and another two events, Indian Myna Bird Control and Save our Threatened species info evening... more details

Focus on Feral Animals

24th Aug 2017

An impressive line up of speakers will feature at GLENRAC’s Pest Animal Forum being held in Glen Innes Thursday 31st August 2017.  The forum will highlight current research being undertaken across a range of pest animal species, control te... more details

Families lured to take part in fishing weekend at Glen Innes

18th Aug 2017

Submitted by Northern Tablelands Local Land Services   Families are invited to wet a line and take home some valuable information about healthy land and waterways at the family facts and fishing weekend at Glen Innes. The free event over 26-2... more details

Biosecurity planning workshop to assist Northern Tablelands producers

17th Aug 2017

Submitted Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Red meat producers are invited to join Livestock BiosecurityNetwork(LBN),the Integrity Systems Company and Northern Tablelands Local Land Services at an important biosecurity planning workshop being ... more details

Small holdings have big impact on revegetation

11th Aug 2017

Submitted by Northen Table Lands Local Lands Services   Positive activities on even a handful of acres can make a big difference to the environment, and trees in particular provide many benefits, no matter how big or small the property. Northe... more details

National Landcare Innovation in Agriculture Awardee to Speak in Guyra

10th Aug 2017

Submitted - Southern New England Landcare For many of us, where we find ourselves on any given day may not resemble where we thought we would be when we started out on our journey. When Jeff Pow purchased Southampton Homestead in 2006, he started w... more details

Making Money out of Dirt: Precision Technologies for Pasture Production and Profit

10th Aug 2017

Submitted by Precision Pastures  Have you ever wondered how to make more money out of dirt? A group of students from the University of New England in collaboration with Precision Pastures are planning a field day on 31 August near Guyra to inf... more details

TIME TO ANGLE FOR FUNDING TO IMPROVE LOCAL FISH HABITATS

02nd Aug 2017

Submitted by Adam Marshall MP   FOR great fishing, you need great fish habitat, which is why grants up to $40,000 are now being made available to fishing clubs, community groups, local councils and individuals wanting to improve fish habitat i... more details

Landscape restoration equipment helps plant trees with ease

25th Jul 2017

Submitted by Northern Tablelands Local Land Services   Landholders with landscape restoration projects can find solutions with easy-to-operate equipment on loan from Northern Tablelands Local Land Services. From grass seed harvesting, establi... more details

Entries open for the 2017 NSW Farmer of the Year Award

20th Jul 2017

Submitted by NSW DPI   Minister for Primary Industries, Regional Water and Trade and Industry, Niall Blair, and NSW Farmers President Derek Schoen today declared the 2017 NSW Farmer of the Year Award open for applications and nominations. Mr ... more details

Annual wild dog aerial baiting campaign gains ground in 2017

17th Jul 2017

Submitted by Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Almost 128,000 baits injected with 1080 poison have been dropped across the Northern Tablelands in the 2017 autumn aerial baiting campaign targeting wild dogs. “In recent years landholder a... more details

Concessional loans open for farm businesses in New South Wales

17th Jul 2017

 2017–18 Farm Business Concessional Loans Scheme is now open to support eligible farm businesses in New South Wales  $20 million is available across New South Wales  Key commitment of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Pa... more details

Chilean Needle Grass - Is there an oil for that?

05th Jul 2017

Chilean needle grass (CNG) represents a significant financial burden to landholders and managers of public land. The identification of an alternative chemical with herbicidal activity similar to the currently registered synthetic chemicals would incr... more details

Property Inspections for Weeds Glen Innes Severn Council Area

05th Jul 2017

Submitted by New England Weeds Aurthority   As part of our annual operations in controlling weeds on the Northern Tablelands, New England Weeds Authority (NEWA)will be inspecting properties in the following areas during 2017/ 2018. The new Bi... more details

Annual Land and Stock Returns vital for market access

28th Jun 2017

Submitted by Northern Tablelands Local Land Services   The value of Australian agricultural commodities is tipped to break another record this financial year. Cattle prices remain at a historically high level and wool, lamb and mutton prices a... more details

Local Land Services supporting industry in Johne’s disease transition

26th Jun 2017

Submitted by Local Land Services   With bovine Johne’s disease transitional arrangements coming to an end on 30 June 2017, Local Land Services has been active in helping NSW graziers understand and adapt to the implications of the indust... more details

MILLIONS UP FOR GRABS FOR MAJOR LOCAL COMMUNITY PROJECTS

23rd Jun 2017

Submitted by Adam Marshall MP   EVERY part of the Northern Tablelands will see a fair share of $1.3 billion in new regional community infrastructure, thanks to a NSW Government plan to kick-start social projects and enliven local communities. ... more details

Searching for raptor nests on the Northern Tablelands

05th Jun 2017

Submitted by Northern Tablelands Local Land Services   Have you seen Little Eagles, Sea Eagles or Square-tailed Kites on your place? Northern Tablelands Local Land Services is on the lookout for the nesting sites of local birds of prey, speci... more details

DEER IN LANDHOLDERS’ SIGHTS AS MANAGEMENT LAWS CHANGED

05th Jun 2017

Submitted by Adam Marshall MP   THE State Government is cracking down on exploding wild deer population around Glen Innes and Inverell, with new deer management strategies announced as part of the response to the NSW Natural Resource Commissio... more details

Discover Drones

05th Jun 2017

GLENRAC is bringing an insight to new technology to the Glen Innes Severn district with two events focussed on drones on Friday 16th June 2017.  These events, at Dundee and Stonehenge, will provide landholders with information about what drones ... more details

Innovation on the agenda for Australia’s Natural Resource Managers

02nd Jun 2017

Natural Resource Management Regions Chairs from around Australia came together in Melbourne this week to discuss innovation in protecting and enhancing the country’s natural assets, and the sustainability of agriculture. Assistant Minister to ... more details

Information Night for Farmers

31st May 2017

GLENRAC will host an information evening on Wednesday 7th June from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Glen Innes & District Services Club, Remembrance Room.  This will give local farmers and land managers an update on two current topics... more details

COMMUNITY URGED TO FIND OUR REGION’S HIDDEN TREASURES

22nd May 2017

Submitted by Adam Marshall MP   MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is urging the community to nominate women volunteers from the region to be honoured on the NSW Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.   “Women who work in volunte... more details

Changes to Weed Management in NSW

16th May 2017

Submitted by New England Weeds Authority   Weed management legislation is about to change across the State with the implementation of the new Biosecurity Act 2015. The Biosecurity Act aims to better manage the negative impacts of animal and pl... more details

Regional Landcare Award Recipients Celebrated

15th May 2017

Submitted by Southern New England Landcare   More than 120 people attended a dinner at University of New England’s historic Robb College Dining Hall on Thursday night, to celebrate the efforts and achievements of Landcare award finalists... more details

$9.2 million to help turn dung into dollars

15th May 2017

Submitted by Barnaby Joyce MP   Meat & Livestock Australia will receive $9.2 million under Round 3 of the Rural Research and Development (R&D) for Profit Programme for a project looking at ways to use dung beetles to increase farm pr... more details

Landcare Awards Open

09th May 2017

It’s time to recognise the commitment of those Australians working to protect the environment and delivering more sustainable agriculture. Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, today urged all Landcare groups and vol... more details

Rabbit knockdown confirmed

08th May 2017

Submitted by NSW DPI   An impressive 42 per cent average reduction in wild rabbit numbers has been seen at sites where the new Korean strain of the rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus, RHDV1 K5, was released according to NSW Department of Primar... more details

Protecting and Restoring Significant Roadside Vegetation

02nd May 2017

Glen Innes Severn Council has completed a significant roadside vegetation management project with funding provided by Northern Tablelands Local Lands Services (NT LLS).  The project started in 2014 with $140,000 provided by NT LLS over three (3... more details

Quad bike safety training free for farmers

02nd May 2017

Farmers will now receive free quad bike training in a major boost to the safety improvement program aimed at significantly reducing the number of deaths on rural properties across NSW. Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Matt Kean sa... more details

Landcare Adventure’s Focus on ‘Farming Smarter Communities’ Set to Attract Forward-Thinkers

24th Apr 2017

Local community organisation, Southern New England Landcare, is preparing to host the 18th New England North West Landcare Adventure, in and around Armidale and Uralla, on 4-5th May 2017. The two-day event is themed ‘Farming Smarter Communitie... more details

Wild dogs your say now

24th Apr 2017

Submitted by the Department of Primary Industries   Local communities, groups and individuals are invited to have their say in developing the NSW Wild Dog Management Strategy (https://www.nsw.gov.au/improving-nsw/have-your-say/draft-nsw-wild-d... more details

MAKE THE MOST OF PADDOCK FEED WITH PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTS

11th Apr 2017

Submitted by Northern Tablelands Local Land Services There is a chill in the air and as we head towards winter producers are urged to make the most of their paddock feed by supplying protein supplements for cattle.Jason Siddell, Senior Lands Service... more details

2017 Pasture Update a Success

31st Mar 2017

The Glen Innes Research and Advisory Station was the venue for the 2017 Pasture Update on Wednesday 22 March 2017. The event was well attended with 115 producers and university students travelling from across the Northern Tablelands to attend.  ... more details

NEW AND FAMILIAR FACES LEADING REGION’S LOCAL LAND SERVICES

27th Mar 2017

Submitted by Adam Marshall MP   NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today congratulated a number of the region’s agricultural leaders, who have been appointed to the Northern Tablelands and North West Local Lands Services (LLS) boar... more details

REBATES FOR QUADBIKE UPGRADES DOUBLED TO MAKE FARMS SAFER

14th Mar 2017

THE State Government has doubled the value of rebates available to farmers for quad bike safety measures, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today. Last July the government introduced one-off rebates to allow farmers to buy helme... more details

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Regional Landcare Awards

14th Mar 2017

Winners will be announced 4th May in Armidale at the 2017 NENW Landcare Adventure and will gain automatic entry to the State Landcare Awards in October. Recognising the commitment and achievements of individuals, groups and organisations i... more details

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO ENROL FOR 2017 LOCAL LAND SERVICES ELECTIONS

14th Mar 2017

Local Land Services ratepayers are being urged to enrol to vote in this year’s May elections.Ratepayers in the Northern Tablelands region will vote to elect three local board members on the local board. If you pay Local Land Services rates, yo... more details

2017 Pasture Update for Northern Tablelands Producers

13th Mar 2017

The Glen Innes Research and Advisory Station will be the venue for a Pasture Update next Wednesday 22nd March 2017. Producers from across the Northern Tablelands for are encouraged to attend. This event will connect producers with current industry an... more details

Opening the farm gate - guests welcome to visit my farm

06th Mar 2017

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is helping to open farm gates all over the state as part of on a new initiative to bring urban and farming communities closer through the ‘Visit My Farm’ agri-exchange trial. DPI Manager Bus... more details

New rabbit control win for community and environment

03rd Mar 2017

The Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce and Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair, offically announced on Sunday that the release of RHDV1 K5 will take place at more than 600 sites across Australia. “A global search, by Australian... more details

MORE TIME TO HAVE YOUR SAY ON WEEDS MANAGEMENT

03rd Mar 2017

Submitted by Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Local Land Services is extending the public consultation period for its draft weeds management plans until 29 March. Ross Fuller, Northern Tablelands Local Land Services representative on the Nor... more details

Mexican Waterlily Control Project to Protect the Oxley Wild Rivers

03rd Mar 2017

Submitted by New England Weeds Aurthority   It is believed Mexican water lily was introduced to Australia as an aquarium plant but has escaped due to careless disposal. Originally from Mexico and South Eastern USA, Mexican water lily is now na... more details

A Walk in the Snow Gums

27th Feb 2017

Submitted – Dr. Mahri Koch, Glen Elgin Eco Carers Landcare Group Last Sunday, a group of eastern fall landholders and visitors from across the local government area took an educational walk through the endangered ecological community of snow g... more details

$15 MILLION UP FOR GRABS TO IMPROVE LOCAL CROWN RESERVES

20th Feb 2017

Submitted by Adam Marshall MP   MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is urging local Crown Reserve Trust Managers to submit their applications for $15 million in funding being made available under the popular Public Reserves Management... more details

PLANT IDENTIFICATION WITH JUDI EARL – Do you know your grasses?

16th Feb 2017

GLENRAC is pleased to announce the second round of paddock walks will be held next Thursday 23rd February.  These walks will be held on the corner of Shannon Vale rd and Linwood Rd, on the Shannon Vale Rd. at 9.00am and at the Glencoe sports gro... more details

New rabbit control video series to support farmers

13th Feb 2017

Submitted by the Invasive Animal CRC   A brand new video series on best practice rabbit control is now available online to assist Australian land managers apply best practice pest rabbit control during autumn.   This series has been funde... more details

Pest animal survey

30th Jan 2017

Submitted by Local Land Services   If you’re a landholder who is having trouble with pest animals on your property, Local Land Services wants to hear from you. Local Land Services is conducting a survey to understand the needs of landho... more details