Archive for the ‘Rural’ Category

Upper Horton Campdraft & Rodeo cancelled
For only the second time since its inception, there will be no New Year rodeo at Upper Horton this year. The rodeo which was to be held on Monday, December 31, has been postponed due to a lack of entries, largely due to the on-going tough drought conditions. The only...
New local Landcare Coordinator
Bingara woman, Julie Reddan, has been appointed to the position of Northern Slopes Landcare Association’s new Local Landcare Coordinator. Julie comes from a rural background growing up on her parents’ property near Bingara. She has completed a Degree in Agriculture and worked within the rural industry in many forms with her previous work. Currently, Julie and her husband Allan and their three...
Hunt for the Regent Honeyeater
On Sunday September 9, members of the citizen science group Gwydir Ark will be heading out in search of the rare Regent Honeyeater. Offering an invitation to others wanting to seek out the Regent Honeyeater or with an interest in natural history and conservation, members of the group will meet...
Total clearance at Booroomooka
The annual Booroomooka Angus on property Bull sale last Friday saw a complete clearance of the 217 bulls on offer. The top price was $28,000 for Booroomooka Marscay M570, a Te Mania Emperor E343 son. Buyer was Tim Reid, Melon Pastoral Company, through Landmark Goulburn.  The bull was purchased in partnership...
Gwydir Ark exploring Borah Road
Members of the public are invited to attend a walk, conducted by Gwydir Ark, along Borah Road next Sunday morning. The walk will take in areas of both natural and historical interest. Moreton Bay fig A Wedge tail Eagle, Yellow Eastern Robins and a group of mutated...
Four days to rethink your farming, your life and your health
On Monday May 7 to Thursday May 10 the Northern Slopes Landcare Association and the Gwydir Learning Region will host a Certificate in Nutrition Farming Certificate at The Living Classroom in Bingara. They will be four days that may well positively change your life. Shelley McDouall, from Northern Slopes Landcare...
Biological control? – ‘Handle with care!’
There would be few nastier plants in farming or grazing operations than Tiger Pear. Retired Weeds Officer for Gwydir, Les Tanner shows how important it is to Handle With Care! Its rope-like stems are covered with needle sharp spikes that can spear through socks and boots and...
Ladies in Livestock groups continue to grow
Women are taking the wheel with both hands when it comes to self-empowerment and education on-farm with the expansion of the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Ladies in Livestock program.  Launched in September 2016 by the Local Land Services Sustainable Ag team, the first Guyra-based meeting drew women from across...
Jac Wagyu wins NSW MSA honours
Wagyu breeder Jason Lewis attributes much of his success to the use of Meat Standards Australia (MSA) grading, and believes temperament is key to consistently achieving outstanding compliance rates to the program’s specifications. Jason Lewis, Jac Wagyu, Bingara, was awarded the Most Outstanding Beef Producer award...
Bingara takes a look at threatened species
Threatened Species day was commemorated in Bingara with a Koala and other Threatened Species workshop at The Living Classroom, Bingara. Courtesy of Northern Tablelands Local Land Services, attendees were treated to a demonstration by the Koala Detection Dog team from the University of the Sunshine Coast- Dr. Romane Cristescu, Russell...