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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