Celebrating all things on the Rangeland

Celebrating all things on the Rangeland

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Loving the bush:'The Luckraft family from Allandy Station 250km north-west of Broken Hill. Photo: supplied.

Loving the bush:'The Luckraft family from Allandy Station 250km north-west of Broken Hill. Photo: supplied.

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The 2017 Western Landcare Forum will be taking place in Broken Hill on the 4th and 5th August.

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The 2017 Western Landcare Forum will be taking place in Broken Hill on the 4th and 5th August. The theme for this year’s Forum is ‘Healthy Landscapes – Healthy Food’ and will focus on the incredible produce of the Western Region.

Western Landcare and their partners Western Local Land Services and NSW DPI believe that there is a wonderful story to tell about food production in the rangelands of Western NSW and there’s never been a better time than this to get this story out to the rest of Australia and the rest of the world.

In the Rangelands, stock are grazed on mostly intact natural systems of native pastures and increasing perennial pastures enables farmers to produce more food. It’s a win win situation where, if done well food production can work in harmony with the environment.

The Forum boasts an exciting line up of speakers, workshops and field trips. A key feature of the Forum program is the Land Holder Q&A panel sessions that will see four fantastic landholders from the western division share their stories of marketing rangeland produce and the potential of the Western Region to brand itself.

Property Owner Gerogina Luckraft will feature on the panel and is thoroughly looking forward to discussing with landholders and key industry bodies the potential of marketing the Western region.

"We can produce livestock that is free-range, RSPCA friendly, chemical free, no added hormones or additives, low environmental impact purely due to our location. What a perfect introduction to promote your product – without lifting a finger," Ms Luckraft said

  • To see the full forum program and to register head to the website www.westernlandcareforum.com.au or for further questions contact Western Local Land Services Regional Landcare Facilitator Ms Garland on (02) 6870 8620 or westernlandcareforum@gmail.com
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