CENTRAL Tablelands Local Land Services is presenting a series of workshops focusing on confinement feeding of grazing animals and the topics include:
- What is confinement feeding of grazing animals and why would I need one?
- Selecting a suitable site.
- What infrastructure will be needed and how to set it up.
- Management of livestock.
- Practical nutrition - what to do and what not to do.
- Minimising health problems.
The workshops will be held on Monday, October 14 at O'Connell Fire Shed, O'Connell Road from 9.30am to 3.30pm and on Tuesday, October 15 at the Old School Hall, 8 West Street, Peel from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Funding may be available to assist producers in setting up costs; maximum $5000. Attendance at the LLS workshop is a prerequisite for possible funding.
These workshops are a credit to LLS for their organising and they illustrate the seriousness of the current drought situation.
TO hand are brochures for upcoming local merino ram auctions.
On Friday, October 18, Peter and Kay Moore will offer 50 hogget rams at Blink Bonnie, 976 Sodwalls Road, Tarana at 1pm.
Details from Peter on 0419 011 398, Elders on 6331 7788.
These young rams are Roseville Park blood and renowned heavy wool cutters.
On Sunday, October 20 at noon, Scott and Donna Seaman will offer 42 fine wool rams at Fosterfield, 224 Back Swamp Road, Dunkeld.
These rams carry excellent wool tests. The majority are polls and are rich in Roseville Park blood.
Details from Scott on 6337 3843 or Brian on 6332 2442.
They will have some rams on display at Trunkey Creek Show this Saturday.
Merino open day
THE Rayner family from Pomanara Merino Stud, Sallys Flat will host an open day on-property this Friday, October 11 from 10am.
Guest speakers will be Landmark nutritionist Courtney Lloyd and NSW wool manager David Hart.
Sale rams will be on display and Gallagher reps will discuss exclusion fencing in conjunction with Agriwest Bathurst.
All are welcome and lunch is available.
THE recent death of former Perthville orchardist Alan Hollis took away a member of one of our district's pioneering families.
Alan and his wife Margaret raised their family at Sunnyside orchard and he is remembered as the man who sold quality fruit at the Bathurst Saleyards every Wednesday.
He was regularly involved with his church and community, was always a gentleman, a good friend and a trusted neighbour.
A CHEER for Hannah Knight who is captaining the Western Division under 15 girls' cricket team this season.
Hannah has some quiet ancestors who were pretty handy with the bat and we wish her good luck and much success.
She is a grand-daughter of Del and Paul Glazebrook at Rockley Mount.
From the sales
AS the spring ram sale circuit nears its end, there are a few highlights that are of real interest:
- A $10,000 Banavie ram sold to Chris Stapleton, Capree Stud, Newbridge.
- A $10,000 Roseville Park ram sold to the Kelly Family of Newbridge.
- A $5000 Coddington Poll ram sold to Brendan Ostini, Ravecchia Stud, Millthorpe.
- Eight Bella Lana rams sold to Bestwick Pastoral, O'Connell.
- Tattykeel Black Springs averaged $1360 for flock Poll Dorsets, topped their stud Poll Dorset sale with a $23,000 ram, and averaged $3602 for 156 lots at their Australian White Stud Sale.
Relief at hand
ALONG with a lot of manual workers, I've had problems with leg, arm and hand cramps for decades.
A friend recommended Voltaren cream several years ago and results have been great for me.
There have been many instances of both hands virtually locking on the drive home after long hours on the hand shears, but Voltaren that is well-rubbed-in gives very quick results.
It may be worth a try for you.
- Saturday, October 12: Trunkey Creek Show.
- Friday, October 18: Blink Bonnie Merino Hogget rams at Tarana, 1pm.
- Monday, October 14: LLS confinement drought lot workshop at O'Connell Fire Shed, 9.30am.
- Tuesday, October 15: LLS confinement drought lot workshop, Peel Hall, 9.30am.
- Sunday, October 20: Fosterfield Finewools at Dunkeld, noon.
THE eight-year-old boy ran to the police station.
"Come quick," he said, "me dad's in a blue at the pub."
The law hurried with him and, in the bar, he called: "Now, son, which one is your father?"
"Well," the youngster replied, "that's what they're fightin' about."
SHE was only eight and asked: "Daddy, what is sex?"
So Dad tried hard to explain about birds, bees, body parts, romance, etc and then asked why the little miss had asked.
"Because mummy said to tell you that dinner will be ready in a few secs," she said.
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