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The Land Life podcast and Tips from our Teams video series are for all farmers. Photo supplied.

Farmers do it tough at the best of times and recent floods, fire and droughts are not making life any easier.

As a remedy, North Coast Local Land Services has launched a series of online resources to support farmers Land Life podcast and Tips from our Teams video series include a broad range of expert advice and information to support landowners in our region.  

Louise Orr General Manager of North Coast Local Land Services said it’s a tough time for our agricultural industry which has experienced severe drought, fires, floods and now COVID-19. ‘We want to do everything we can to ensure our farmers feel supported and still have access to expert advice, information and assistance.’

Podcasts released every quarter

The Land Life podcast will be released on a quarterly basis and is designed to share knowledge and experience with North Coast Landholders to support farm productivity and healthy environments.

The first episode, Preparing your Animals for the Fire Season, documents the lived experience of a Macleay landholder in the 2019 Black Summer Bushfires, with advice on caring for livestock before, during and after bushfires from Local Land Services Animal Health and Emergency Management Staff.

One key message is repeated throughout the episode – Make a plan, be prepared.

Episode 1 is being released early in anticipation of this year’s fire season. Future episodes are planned for the coming months and will cover topics on sustainable agriculture, biosecurity and animal health and welfare. Subscribe now so you don’t miss out when new podcast episodes are released.

The Tips from our Team video series features practical advice from our Sustainable Agriculture and Animal Health teams to support local farmers and livestock industries. The first videos provide information and advice cattle and theileria, integrated pest management, poisonous plants and Llvestock and key differences between hay and silage. These are the first four in a planned ten-part series.

Download the Land Life podcast from your usual provider, or visit here for more information and follow this link to view the Tips from our Team  video series.


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