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QGoat Farmers Day for reef protection

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QGoat Farmers Day will be held at Apple Tree Creek Memorial Hall on Saturday 17 February. Photo: File

Landholders looking to develop resources and knowledge to better understand their obligations around reef protection are invited to learn more at the Queensland Goat Producers Inc (QGoat) Farmers Day.

Farmers and landholders from all rural sectors are welcome, including hobby farmers of all ruminant animals not just those with goats.

QGoat Farmers Day, with the theme ‘Farmers Caring for the Reef and Farms’, will be held at Apple Tree Creek Memorial Hall on Saturday 17 February from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm.

Workshops throughout the day will cover a range of topics including reef regulations, biosecurity and local laws.

Representatives from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries will be on hand to talk all things biosecurity, with opportunities and tools for farmers to develop their Biosecurity Plan and learn about the grazing land condition framework.

Other presentations will include from Nutramix on animal nutrition, Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) on programs for landholders, and producers on meat goats, dairy and miniature goats.

Bundaberg Regional Council Land Protection officers will talk on protecting small farm animals from feral animal attacks, provide information on pest plants and animals, and answer questions from the community.

The day will present valuable opportunities to meet other farmers and stakeholders that form the region’s rural support network.

Landholders who register to attend will receive a folder from QGoat with outcomes from the day.

Participants will be able to purchase lunch at the event, provided by and in support of Motorcyclists Advocating Child Empowerment Wide Bay.

For more details and to register to attend, visit the QGoat website.

Farmers Caring for the Reef and Farms

Where: Apple Tree Creek Memorial Hall, Cnr Bruce Highway and ATC Hall Road, Apple Tree Creek

When:   8.30 am to 3.30 pm Saturday 17 February

Cost:      Free

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