Ser­rated Tus­sock guide avail­able

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - FARM SCENE -

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 info@ser­rat­ed­tus­sock.com.

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

485

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

290.2 1392

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.

Scotts, 4. El­ders, 5. Land­mark. We have a Face­book page. Like and fol­low us on VLE War­ragul.

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.

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