Field day to focus on agriservices
CHILDERS Showgrounds will be the venue for a field day sponsored by Wide Bay Dexter Group, Bundaberg Regional Council and BGA Agriservices next Sunday, August 31.
Wide Bay Dexter Cattle Group spokesman Ken Thompson said the field day would provide an opportunity for district residents to examine the latest in agriservices products, from seeds for pasture improvement to discussion on the control of declared plants.
“We also invite landholders to chat about their individual property needs with product representatives,” he said.
The field day will feature a spokesman from Get Trapped, who will cover topics associated with feral and pest management.
“With spring just around the corner it is an opportune time for landowners to find out exactly what may lay ahead in weed and noxious plant control,” Mr Thompson said.
“Likewise, conditions always seem favourable for feral animals and any property owner who has encountered or heard about the damage a wide range of pest animals can inflict could learn much from the field day.
“The event also provides an excellent opportunity for the Wide Bay Dexter Group to showcase its particular breed of cattle.
“The breed continues to be a favourite among hobby farmers and their small stature belies their value as excellent milking animals and fabulous beef producers.”
Mr Thompson said the group will provide information and demonstrations focused on grooming and displaying dexter cattle.
Food and refreshments will be available, with Childers Rotary Club catering. The program starts at 9am.
For information, phone Ken Thompson on 0428 921 004 or the council on 1300 883 699.
FIELD DAY: Council land protection officers at last year's field day.