Livestock event confirmed for October

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Woogenellup farmers Ken and Karen Drummond.
Camera IconWoogenellup farmers Ken and Karen Drummond. Credit: Cally Dupe

The Great Southern Livestock ’20 event — which was in limbo due to COVID-19 — has been confirmed to go ahead later this year.

The two-day event in Albany and Mt Barker was put on hold in May and will now take place in October.

Held by WA Producers’ Co-operative and Stirling to Coast Farmers the first day will take place at a West Kendenup farm with demonstrations and displays, followed on day two by a producer’s forum with speakers and breakout sessions at Albany Entertainment Centre.

WAPC chief executive Christine Kershaw said the program was still being finalised but there would also be a strong focus on water security, weather and climate variability, animal health, nutrition and pasture quality and the latest technology.

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“This extra planning time has meant we have had the opportunity to improve the program and expand the event from being a one to two-day event, to give producers more time to absorb information and add practical demonstrations,” she said.

“It’s important for producers to keep up to speed with R&D and to hear directly from other producers about how they are successfully managing a range of issues on farm.”

The event will take place on October 22 and 23.

To find out more, visit waproducers.com.au and scfarmers.org.au.

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