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Livestock producers invited to join Stock Sense network

Sheep Central, June 27, 2022

VFF Livestock Council president Steve Harrison.

VICTORIAN livestock producers are being invited to join the state’s Stock Sense Network Group to help increase engagement in animal health, welfare and biosecurity.

The Victorian Farmers Federation is seeking expressions of interest from livestock producers to join the group.

VFF Livestock president Steve Harrison said it remains vitally important that livestock producers themselves have a say on these important issues for the livestock industry.

“Victoria is a leader in animal health, welfare and biosecurity and we need to ensure it stays that way.

“We’re calling all interested livestock farmers to register their interest to help provide the important feedback needed to shape the future of our industry,” Mr Harrison said.

The VFF intends to establish ten Stock Sense Network groups throughout Victoria to provide feedback on animal health and welfare and biosecurity issues specific to each region as well as the broader Victorian livestock industry.

The opportunity is open to all Victorian livestock farmers and anyone interested can register online or email the VFF’s Stock Sense team at stocksense.vff.org.au

Stock Sense is funded by the Cattle Compensation Fund and Sheep and Goat Compensation Fund and is proudly delivered by the VFF.

The VFF’s Stock Sense team will also be hosting a series of Sheep & Goat Roadshow events from July 6-20, covering pain relief lice and fly management, chemical resistance, on-farm biosecurity and Barber’s Pole worm.

The workshop locations and dates include:

  • Buninyong – 6th July (9am-1pm) Buninyong Bowls Club
  • Hamilton – 6th July (6pm-9pm) Hamilton Golf Club
  • Horsham – 7th July (9am-1pm) Horsham RSL
  • Swan Hill – 20th July (9am-1pm) Comfort Inn Lady Augusta
  • Bendigo – 20th July (6pm-9pm) All Seasons Resort Hotel

Registrations and more info are available on the VFF website.

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