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Free Biosecurity and Sheep Drenching Workshop for local small agricultural producers

Media release

Agriculture Victoria and the City of Greater Bendigo are holding a free seminar for small agricultural landholders and artisan producers in the wider Greater Bendigo region from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday May 17 at Peppergreen Farm, Thunder Street Bendigo.

The workshop, facilitated by Sheep Veterinarian Dr Monica Dickson will focus on managing worms and biosecurity for small sheep flocks and will be a great opportunity for small operators to gain valuable information on when to drench sheep and what with, why biosecurity is important on a farm and how to manage it.

City of Greater Bendigo Mayor and Chair of the City’s Farming Agribusiness Advisory Committee Cr Andrea Metcalf said good biosecurity practices are important because it promotes food security and minimises the risk of transmission of infectious diseases.

“Our practices and habits on properties to reduce the risk of disease is very important and seminar participants will receive a Worm Egg Count Kit to take home to use on their own flocks,” Cr Metcalf said.

“The seminar is also a great opportunity for participants to ask questions and get answers from a highly respected sheep vet to formulate their own biosecurity plan.”

Agriculture Victoria Livestock Industry Development Officer Kate McCue said she encouraged all small sheep flock owners in the wider Greater Bendigo area to register for this free seminar to gain valuable information on managing worms and biosecurity planning.

“We believe this is a great opportunity and will provide sheep owners with essential knowledge to help maintain healthy and productive flocks,” Ms McCue said.

The seminar is free to attend. A light dinner will be provided and registrations can be made at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/seminar-managing-worms-and-biosecurity-planning-for-small-sheep-flocks-tickets-526201732547

Locations:
Greater Bendigo