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All aboard the drought lot bus tour

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Landholders in and around the Balranald region are encouraged to join the Western Local Land Services drought lot tour which will offer insights and opportunities for landholders to improve their livestock and property management during dry times.

As producers in the Western region continue to face dry conditions, options like drought lot feeding can offer a range of benefits.

There are a number of designs and ways to set up a drought lot, so with this in mind, the bus tour will visit three local properties to see the different options and explore the benefits of each.

Geoff Duddy from Sheep Solutions will be guiding the tour and brings a wealth of knowledge.

Mr Duddy has serviced regional, state and national sheep and wool producer enquiries, specialising in sheep and meat production, pasture and grain-based finishing systems and marketing for over 20 years.

Western Local Land Services District Veterinarian, Trent McCarthy will also be speaking on animal health and be available to answer any landholder questions.

The drought lot bus tour will be held on Wednesday, 27 March 2019 with the bus to depart from 82 Market st, Balranald (Western Local Land Services office) at 6.30 am.

Attendees can also be picked up from the Homebush Hotel at 7 am and the Oxley church at 8 am, while other pick-ups can be arranged, enquire when you RSVP.

The bus will travel to Curragh, Merritop and Humewood before returning to Balranald around 5.30 pm. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

Places are limited so RSVP by 20 March 2019 to Land Services Officer – Agriculture, Tanisha Shields on 0447 642 131 or via

This project is supported by Western Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Source: Western Local Land Services

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