Serrated Tussock guide available
The updated Serrated Tussock Best Practice Management Guide is now complete and is available for print, download or mail-out to interested parties, groups and organisations.
The original eight-page brochure was a summary of the 128-page management brochure, which featured a DVD and case studies and is the bible for serrated tussock management.
The new brochure features updated information on serrated tussock distribution, further information relevant to management techniques with proven success along with updated images.
The previous brochure was a national production through the Weeds of National Significance (WONs) project, whereas the newly updated brochure was funded through the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) and is more relevant to Victoria.
VSTWP vice chair Lance Jennison said the updated Best Practice Management Guide was a one-stop-shop for extension material for serrated tussock management and control.
"The Guide has information on how to identify serrated tussock, how to control it and when to control it, as well as how to prevent it spreading to your property," he said.
Serrated tussock is a hardy and aggressive grassy weed which is found throughout temperate regions of Victoria and New South Wales.
Serrated tussock has a devastating impact on the biodiversity of native grasslands and can drastically reduce the carrying capacity of farmland.
The VSTWP have a variety of in-depth brochures and extension material, as well as case studies and technical information on how to best manage serrated tussock and prevent reinfestation.
The VSTWP work across Victoria and implement extension projects, field days, media and engagement in areas affected by serrated tussock.
The VSTWP aim to reduce the impact of this invasive species on agriculture and the environment.
To download a copy of the updated brochure, visit the VSTWP website www.serratedtussock.com/serrated-tussockeducationalinfo.
If you would like copies to be posted, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on serrated tussock visit the website www.serratedtussock.com.
Market report for 3rd and 4th October Wednesday Fat Sale head 230. Thursday Bull and Cow Sale, 15 bulls, 392 cows.
230 head this Wednesday for the fat sale, which was an increase of 115 head with top vealer making 320 cents per kg, with only a small amount of good vealers with a few store calves on offer. The trend is all across the state. There was 34 heifers offered with the top 290.2. There was 26 steers offered to top at 280.2. The yard average was 208.2. The bull sale on Thursday had 15 bulls sold to top of 243.2 cents per kg. A good run of beef cows were penned, the top this week was 244.6. This week there were a few steers that made 270 cents per kg. The cow average was 153 cents as quality was improved on recent sales.
Vealers 1 B/B PJ Higgins, Hazelwood 415 1 Lim IJ&ACN Hancook, Poowong 405 1 Lim IJ&ACN Hancook, Poowong 425 1 B/Lim PH Schroen, Bunyip Nth 405 3 B/Lim T Osborne, Yannathan Sth 415 Steers 1 B/B 1 M/G Heifers
1 Char L Lamothel, Athlone Export Cows & Heifers 1 Ang J&K Lorimer, Pakenham 1 Ang McCorey P/L, Trafalgar 1 Ang K&M Johnston, Bega 1 Ang G Thisleton, Bega 1 Hfd D&B Davey, Nilma 1 Hfd R&J Pretty, Jindivick Dariy Cows 1 Frn G&B Geary, Longwarry Nth 2 Frn R&P Burns, Cloverlea 1 Frn RS White, Neerim Sth 1 A/R S&C Coster, Cloverlea Steers 1 LimX 1 Frn 3 Frn Bulls 1 Lim 1 Frn 1 Hfd 1 Jsy 1 Frn FJ&MF Murray, Drouin J&S Patrick, Warragul
N Henderson, Wombat Ck 575 R&G Willet, Jindivick 580 A&M Geoghegan, Brandy Ck 490
JF Britt, Warragul Cuth & Cadzo, Jindivick D&B Davey, Nilma G&B Geary, Longwarry Nth G&B Geary, Longwarry Nth 485 615
580 585 705 570 410 480
615 527 745 640
320.0 1328 316.6 1282 310.0 1317 310.0 1255 302.2 1254
280.2 1358 278.2 1710
244.6 232.6 229.6 223.6 220.2 218.6
1418 1360 1618 1274 902 1049
197.6 1215 195.0 1027 187.6 1397 187.6 1200
270.0 1552 245.2 1422 228.2 1118
795 243.2 1933 960 226.2 2171 515 219.2 1128 720 193.6 1393 640 177.6 1136 1. SEJ, 2. NGL, 3.
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It’s a new requirement that anyone selling livestock must include the Property Identification Code (PIC) of the property at which the livestock are kept in any advertisement for the sale of those livestock.
This new requirement came into effect on September 5 under the Livestock Disease Control Regulations 2017.
PICs are required for all properties which have any number cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, camels, alpacas, llama or deer, or more than 50 poultry, including properties where the animals are kept as pets.
All advertisements selling the animals for which a PIC is required need to include the PIC of where the animals are kept, including printed classified adverts, posted online via online sales sites (for example Gumtree) or on social media sites (for example Facebook).
An updated management guide on Serrated Tussock is now available.