Field day to fo­cus on agris­er­vices

Isis Town and Country - - Life -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

FIELD DAY: Coun­cil land pro­tec­tion of­fi­cers at last year's field day.

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