Sep
18
9:45 AM09:45

Fertigation farm walk.

Where: McInnes’s farm, 93 Radford Road, Harrisville
When: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Time: 9:45am for 10am start, finishing with lunch at approx. 1:00pm

RSVPto Sarah Childs (for catering purposes) by Friday 14th September.
For further information, please contact Sarah Childs on 0459 989 102

Join us for a centre pivot farm walk to hear about the 2nd year of the ryegrass fertigation trial, currently in progress.

Hear from Noel Matthews, Incitec Pivot. Noel has an extensive knowledge of fertilisers in the northern dairy industry and will discuss other options available to improve nitrogen use efficiency and potentially save $$. Pat Daley, irrigation specialist from Daley’s Water Service will also be on hand to answer questions.

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Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

Gatton Temperate Pasture Field Day

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Heritage Seeds has introduced some world-leading Ryegrass breeding techniques in Australia and our keynote speaker, Heritage Seeds’ research agronomist Damien Adcock, will explain how farmers can profit from this research. The session will outline a practical approach on how to profit from home grown feed, your cheapest source of on farm forage. On the day walk through the site showing comparisons between a large number of commercial and advanced experimental Ryegrass varieties.

RSVP: Friday, 7th September 2018 to Arthur Salisbury Ph: 0413 442 816 or
asalisbury@heritageseeds.com.au or Chris Collyer Ph: 0427 007 900 or ccollyer@heritageseeds.com.au

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Aug
22
9:00 AM09:00

QDO AGM and Forum

Location: Woodford Memorial Hall, 109 Archer Street, Woodford

$75 Non-Members

9.00 – 9.30am Sign-in and tea

 9.30 –10.00am Annual General Meeting

10.00 – 10.15am MORNING TEA

10.15 – 10.45amMental health: Kevin Stevenson, Beyond Blue

10.45 – 11.30am The value of consumer campaigns to the Queensland Dairy industry: Sarah Ferguson, Marketing Manager QDO

11.30 – 12.00pm Shift your thinking – alternate markets for Queensland dairy: Anne Nalder, National Small Business Association

12.00 – 12.30pm LUNCH

12.30 – 1.00pm Financial planning: Damien Ferguson, Financial Planner

 1.00 – 1.10pm Share-farming: Matt Trace, QDO Vice President

 1.10 – 1.30pm What your bank needs to know – Clint Stephens, Bendigo Bank

 1.30 – 2.00pm  The legalities of succession: Brett Hart, Cleary Hoare

 2.00 – 2.30pm Panel questions: All presenters

 

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Free workshops: Practical financial strategies - Marburg
Jun
12
10:00 AM10:00

Free workshops: Practical financial strategies - Marburg

QDO invites you to hands-on workshops where presenters will provide practical strategies and advice around the following topics:

•    Financial, Tax & Legal Opportunities
•    Business Planning, Transition & Succession Strategies
•    Protecting Your Assets & Family Legacy

We can help make the critical conversation of succession planning LESS DAUNTING….and MORE PRODUCTIVE. Following the workshops, participants can expect one on one assistance guiding them through proven steps to deliver outcomes.

What’s next for you, your family & your farm? Explore options including growing, evolving and building resilience into your family farm business. 

Early planning for a comfortable, worry-free retirement of the current generation and management takeover for the next generation creates future confidence and certainty for everyone involved.  

Marburg workshop: 12 June - Time: 55 Queen Street, Marburg
Times: 10am til 2pm (Light lunch is provided)
Cost: FREE for QDO Members and Non Members

Please contact Torie or Damien on 3236 2955 to book your place.

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Free workshops: Practical financial strategies - Beaudesert
May
15
10:00 AM10:00

Free workshops: Practical financial strategies - Beaudesert

QDO invites you to hands-on workshops where presenters will provide practical strategies and advice around the following topics:

•    Financial, Tax & Legal Opportunities
•    Business Planning, Transition & Succession Strategies
•    Protecting Your Assets & Family Legacy

We can help make the critical conversation of succession planning LESS DAUNTING….and MORE PRODUCTIVE. Following the workshops, participants can expect one on one assistance guiding them through proven steps to deliver outcomes.

What’s next for you, your family & your farm? Explore options including growing, evolving and building resilience into your family farm business. 

Early planning for a comfortable, worry-free retirement of the current generation and management takeover for the next generation creates future confidence and certainty for everyone involved.  

Beaudesert workshop: 15 May - Beaudesert Golf Club, 135 Kerry Road, Beaudesert
Times: 10am til 2pm (Light lunch is provided)
Cost: FREE for QDO Members and Non Members

Please contact Torie or Damien on 3236 2955 to book your place.

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Free members dinner at QDO State Council
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Free members dinner at QDO State Council

QDO is holding a workshop with the new state and district councillors in Esk on 14 and 15 March.

The QDO member’s dinner will be held at the Grand Hotel in Esk on the evening of the 14th with drinks from 6.30pm. The evening will include two guest speakers; Australian Dairy Farmers President Terry Richardson and former State Minister Stephen Robertson.

The evening will be a great opportunity to meet and discuss issues with your new QDO state and district councillors, staff and invited guests.

All QDO members are invited to attend. Please RSVP the office with your name and number of attendees. ea@qdo.org.au / 3236 2955.

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Milking margins summer grazing & irrigation workshop - Beaudesert
Mar
6
10:00 AM10:00

Milking margins summer grazing & irrigation workshop - Beaudesert

Boosting profit with quality summer pastures and improved irrigation

  • Can you make more money by managing the Proportion of Ungrazed residual Pasture (PUP grazing)?
  • Is it worth managing tropicals in late summer?
  • Interested in growing more feed, freeing up time and making more money? ……. Maybe it’s time to change irrigation systems?
  • Choosing the best irrigation system for the shape of your paddocks
  • An update on the latest C4 Milk project research from Gatton.

Ross Warren and Ray Murphy from the DAF dairy team will be delivering the workshop.

Morning tea & Lunch will be provided.

RSVP by calling the DAF Call Centre on 13 25 23 or email: ray.murphy@daf.qld.gov.au

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Milking margins summer grazing & irrigation workshop - Warwick
Mar
1
10:00 AM10:00

Milking margins summer grazing & irrigation workshop - Warwick

Boosting profit with quality summer pastures and improved irrigation

  • Can you make more money by managing the Proportion of Ungrazed residual Pasture (PUP grazing)?
  • Is it worth managing tropicals in late summer?
  • Interested in growing more feed, freeing up time and making more money? ……. Maybe it’s time to change irrigation systems?
  • Choosing the best irrigation system for the shape of your paddocks
  • An update on the latest C4 Milk project research from Gatton.

Ross Warren and Ray Murphy from the DAF dairy team will be delivering the workshop.

Morning tea & Lunch will be provided.

RSVP by calling the DAF Call Centre on 13 25 23 or email: ray.murphy@daf.qld.gov.au

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Milking margins summer grazing & irrigation workshop - Wondai
Feb
28
10:00 AM10:00

Milking margins summer grazing & irrigation workshop - Wondai

Boosting profit with quality summer pastures and improved irrigation

  • Can you make more money by managing the Proportion of Ungrazed residual Pasture (PUP grazing)?
  • Is it worth managing tropicals in late summer?
  • Interested in growing more feed, freeing up time and making more money? ……. Maybe it’s time to change irrigation systems?
  • Choosing the best irrigation system for the shape of your paddocks
  • An update on the latest C4 Milk project research from Gatton.

Ross Warren and Ray Murphy from the DAF dairy team will be delivering the workshop.

Morning tea & Lunch will be provided.

RSVP by calling the DAF Call Centre on 13 25 23 or email: ray.murphy@daf.qld.gov.au

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Milking margins summer grazing & irrigation workshop - Kenilworth
Feb
27
10:00 AM10:00

Milking margins summer grazing & irrigation workshop - Kenilworth

Boosting profit with quality summer pastures and improved irrigation

  • Can you make more money by managing the Proportion of Ungrazed residual Pasture (PUP grazing)?
  • Is it worth managing tropicals in late summer?
  • Interested in growing more feed, freeing up time and making more money? ……. Maybe it’s time to change irrigation systems?
  • Choosing the best irrigation system for the shape of your paddocks
  • An update on the latest C4 Milk project research from Gatton.

Ross Warren and Ray Murphy from the DAF dairy team will be delivering the workshop.

Morning tea & Lunch will be provided.

RSVP by calling the DAF Call Centre on 13 25 23 or email: ray.murphy@daf.qld.gov.au

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Subtropical dairy programme ‘heat detective’ workshop - Roadvale
Feb
27
10:00 AM10:00

Subtropical dairy programme ‘heat detective’ workshop - Roadvale

  • 175 Roadvale Road Roadvale, QLD, 4310 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WHEN: Fri, 27th Feb @ 10:00am, for a 10:30am start, through to 2pm
WHERE: The Wenzel’s farm, 175 Roadvale Rd, ROADVALE  Qld  4310
RSVP: Belinda Haddow, 0423 00 3638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au 

The Heat Detective workshop is an on-farm, interactive discussion suitable for all farmers and farm workers involved in heat detection.  It will be delivered by a Dairy Australia Repro Right accredited veterinarian, Dr Carl Hockey.

The workshop will cover:

  • the importance of heat detection
  •  the biology behind heat detection
  • the signs of heat and correct timing for artificial insemination
  • how to make it all work - key elements of an effective system on farm
  • the use and application of a range of heat detection aids
  • how to review your heat detection strategy

This will also be an opportunity to discuss the ‘ins and outs’ of new heat detection technologies and view and discuss the Wenzel's cow collar system for heat detection.

Morning tea & lunch will be provided.

Please bring along a chair and hat. Due to OH &S and farm bio security requirements, we ask that you come with clean boots/footwear.

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Workplace Essentials Seminar - Boonah
Feb
22
8:45 AM08:45

Workplace Essentials Seminar - Boonah

Venue: The Outlook Training and Resource Centre
Address: 4001 Ipswich Boonah Rd, Boonah QLD 4310
Time: 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

Queensland’s agriculture industry is working together to help farm businesses reduce risks and increase efficiency and compliance in series of one-day workshops throughout the state. These workshops are being funded the Queensland Government and facilitated by the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN).

The Workplace Essentials workshops have been specifically tailored for farm managers, team leaders and supervisors, and aim to boost your farm business’ health, safety and people management skills. 

During the full day workshop, the following topics will be covered:

SESSION ONE: Workplace health and safety
• Update on Workplace Health and Safety laws and regulations
• WHS compliance checklist
• Understanding and managing risks and hazards
• When and how and to report incidents
• Overview of useful WHS services and resources available to businesses

SESSION TWO: People management
• Performance and behaviour management
• Handling conflict, bullying and difficult conversations in the workplace
• Supervisor responsibilities
• Update on workplace relations laws, regulations and programs
• Overview of further training and funding available

COST:
$30 per person – includes workshop, resources, morning and afternoon tea, and lunch.

GROUP DISCOUNT:
Save 20% if booking for three or more people from the same business.

Register for the Boonah Workplace Essentials workshop HERE

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Subtropical dairy programme ‘heat detective’ workshop - Kureelpa
Feb
20
10:00 AM10:00

Subtropical dairy programme ‘heat detective’ workshop - Kureelpa

  • 20 Intake Weir Road Kureelpa, QLD, 4560 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WHEN: Tues, 20th Feb @ 10:00am, for a 10:30am start, through to 2pm.
WHERE: DeVere Farm, 20 Intake Weir Road, Kureelpa, Qld 4560 Australia
RSVP: Kylie Dennis  0456 191 965 or kylie@subtropicaldairy.com.au

The Heat Detective workshop is an on-farm, interactive discussion suitable for all farmers and farm workers involved in heat detection.  It will be delivered by a Dairy Australia Repro Right accredited veterinarian, Dr Carl Hockey.

The workshop will cover:

  • the importance of heat detection
  •  the biology behind heat detection
  • the signs of heat and correct timing for artificial insemination
  • how to make it all work - key elements of an effective system on farm
  • the use and application of a range of heat detection aids
  • how to review your heat detection strategy

This will also be an opportunity to discuss the ‘ins and outs’ of new heat detection technologies and view and discuss the Wenzel's cow collar system for heat detection.

Morning tea & lunch will be provided.

Please bring along a chair and hat. Due to OH &S and farm bio security requirements, we ask that you come with clean boots/footwear.

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Workplace Essentials Seminar - Kingaroy
Feb
20
8:45 AM08:45

Workplace Essentials Seminar - Kingaroy

Venue: DAF Kingaroy Research Facility
Address: : 214 Kingaroy-Cooyar Road, Kingaroy QLD 4610
Time: 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

Queensland’s agriculture industry is working together to help farm businesses reduce risks and increase efficiency and compliance in series of one-day workshops throughout the state. These workshops are being funded the Queensland Government and facilitated by the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN).

The Workplace Essentials workshops have been specifically tailored for farm managers, team leaders and supervisors, and aim to boost your farm business’ health, safety and people management skills. 

During the full day workshop, the following topics will be covered:

SESSION ONE: Workplace health and safety
• Update on Workplace Health and Safety laws and regulations
• WHS compliance checklist
• Understanding and managing risks and hazards
• When and how and to report incidents
• Overview of useful WHS services and resources available to businesses

SESSION TWO: People management
• Performance and behaviour management
• Handling conflict, bullying and difficult conversations in the workplace
• Supervisor responsibilities
• Update on workplace relations laws, regulations and programs
• Overview of further training and funding available

COST:
$30 per person – includes workshop, resources, morning and afternoon tea, and lunch.

GROUP DISCOUNT:
Save 20% if booking for three or more people from the same business.

Register for the Kingaroy Workplace Essentials workshop HERE.

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Subtropical Dairy - Good business governance and investment forum
Jan
29
to Jan 30

Subtropical Dairy - Good business governance and investment forum

Consider taking your business to the next level.

WHEN: Day 1 – Monday, 29 January 9am – 5pm & Day 2 – Tuesday, 30 January 8.30am – 4.30pm

WEHRE: Tranquil Park Resort, 483 Mountain View Road, Maleny, QLD 4552

RSVP: Belinda Haddow 0423 00 3638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

You are invited to participate in a two day, interactive workshop focused on strategic business planning and decision making.  

The workshop aims to focus on the following key areas:

  • Investigating practical ways to implement effective business governance principles into your business irrespective of ownership structure; family-owned, equity partnership, joint venture or corporate ownership.
  • Understanding the difference between operational and strategic thinking and how to implement strategic planning within your business including taking your team on this journey.
  • What it means for a business to introduce an investor. How does this compare to growing a business using bank finance?
  • Options for family businesses to grow their wealth and transition their assets to their children. 
  • Risk management and understanding elements of different business structures including their strengths and weaknesses.

Previous participants recommend bringing along others from the business team and even your farm advisor.  They can assist with implementing and applying the tools and learnings from the workshop. 

Farm advisers are requested to bring a farmer client.

David Heinjus from ‘Rural Directions’ is the workshop facilitator. David comes with extensive experience in farm business governance across agriculture hence comes with diverse family and investment experience in farming.

Dairy Australia will fund particpant's attendence at the sessions however participants will be required to cover their own travel and accommodation. Meals at the workshop and a group dinner on day one will also be provided.

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Subtropical Fertigation Farm Walk
Jan
25
10:00 AM10:00

Subtropical Fertigation Farm Walk

Join us for a centre pivot farm walk to hear about the first year of the fertigation trial, which ran during last winter’s ryegrass season. Hear from pasture and irrigation specialists, as well as from the McInnes family on the practical considerations of using fertigation in a dairy grazing situation. An ideal opportunity to ask any questions you may have about fertigation systems.

WHERE: McInnes’s farm, 93 Radford Road, Harrisville
WHEN: Thursday 25th January 2018, 9:45am for 10am start, finishing with lunch at approx. 1:00pm
RSVP: to Sarah Childs on 0459 989 102 (for catering purposes) by Mon 22nd Jan

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Subtropical Dairy - euthanasia of livestock workshop – Gatton
Dec
18
9:30 AM09:30

Subtropical Dairy - euthanasia of livestock workshop – Gatton

WHEN: December 15 @ 9am – 3pm
WHERE: Gatton Research Dairy - The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, Gatton, Qld 4343
RSVP:  Mon, 11th December 2017 to Belinda Haddow 0423 00 3638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

The Dairy Australia 'Euthanasia of Livestock' short course is designed for dairy farmers, saleyard operators and other livestock handlers to help them deal with destruction of sick, injured and unsaleable cattle in a professional and humane manner. It has been delivered for a couple of years nationally and has been well received by farmers. Participant feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

The course provides theory and practical skills to safely destroy calves, downer cows and other livestock by a variety of methods, with the emphasis on use of captive bolt devices. The methods taught are evidence-based and align with animal welfare legislation in all states of Australia. No animals are harmed during the workshop but all participants are expected to take part in practical exercises using appropriate props to demonstrate their competency.

The course is delivered only by Dairy Australia-trained veterinarians with formal training qualifications. It forms part of the unit of competency AHCLSK307 - "Euthanase Livestock" and is administered by the National Centre for Dairy Education Partners.

Dairy Australia has identified the course as an industry training priority as we consider that formal accreditation in this important aspect of animal care is important to allow participants to demonstrate their competency in industry best practices.

Enrolment: you will be required to enrol through QATC for this course.

The cost of the course and accreditation is $100 for the first person and $60 for each additional person from the same enterprise.

To complete the enrolment process please contact Bree Best @ QATC 07 54 682 118 or email bree.best@qatc.edu.au

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Subtropical Dairy FNQ YDN – Christmas breakup lunch & paintball
Dec
12
10:00 AM10:00

Subtropical Dairy FNQ YDN – Christmas breakup lunch & paintball

WHEN: Tuesday 12th December - 10 for 10.30am start
WHERE: 803 Atherton Herberton Rd, Wongabel QLD 4883, QLD
RSVP:  Monday 11th December to Brie Bratfield  0448 245 894 or briebratfield@live.com.au

Morning Tea, Cold Drinks and Lunch Provided

A 3hr paintball session, finished off with a lunch at Odyssey Paintball & Lasertag Atherton 

COST PER PERSON - $55/person INC 3hr Paintball Session, Overalls + Goggles, Protective Wear, BT4 Combat Marker, 300 paintballsis hot off the press and will be available on the day.

RSVP to Belinda Haddow 0423 00 3638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

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Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Beaudesert
Dec
4
10:00 AM10:00

Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Beaudesert

QDO is running further biosecurity workshops across Queensland in November and December in Malanda, Nambour, Toowoomba and Beaudesert.

The workshops are for QDO members and are free for QDO members. Please take advantage of this opportunity as they will be the last workshops offered in this series. Places are limited so please rsvp to Kerrie ASAP to book your place.

QDO encourage you to join members at the upcoming farm biosecurity workshops that will provide you with a farm biosecurity plan.

If you are attending the workshops and have a laptop please bring it to the workshop. If you do not have a laptop, do not worry.

·        Beaudesert4 December, 10am-2pm, Beaudesert Bowls Club, Hopkins Street, Beaudesert

RSVP: Kerrie ea@dairypage.com.au OR 3236 2955

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Dec
1
10:30 AM10:30

Getting Started: Farm Starter Safety Kit workshop – Gympie, Sunshine Coast

When: 1 December @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Gympie DAF Centre, Cnr Cartwright and Louisa St, Gympie, Qld

A short workshop for dairy farmers taking you through the practical, easy-to-use resources to enable you to get your Farm Safety System started, or improve the existing system.

Bill Youl, Dairy Australia Program Manager - Industry Workforce Planning and Action, will facilitate the workshop focused on Dairy Australia's Farm Safety Starter Kit.

What you can expect during the workshop:

  • Discuss safety with other dairy farmers and farm safety experts
  • Learn how you can use the Farm Safety Starter Kit on your farm
  • Identify your safety priorities & how to take action
  • Receive a copy of the new Farm Safety Starter Kit

A second workshop will be offered later to those participating in this session, which will guide you through the process of developing a Farm Safety manual for your own business.

RSVP no later than 21 November to Belinda Haddow 0423 003 638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

(To ensure trainers travel plans can be finalised, RSVPs need to be finalised by the due date).

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Nov
30
10:30 AM10:30

Getting Started: Farm Starter Safety Kit workshop – Nanango, Burnett

When: 30 November @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Nanango RSL, 24-26 Henry St, Nanango, Qld 4615

A short workshop for dairy farmers taking you through the practical, easy-to-use resources to enable you to get your Farm Safety System started, or improve the existing system.

Bill Youl, Dairy Australia Program Manager - Industry Workforce Planning and Action, will facilitate the workshop focused on Dairy Australia's Farm Safety Starter Kit.

What you can expect during the workshop:

  • Discuss safety with other dairy farmers and farm safety experts
  • Learn how you can use the Farm Safety Starter Kit on your farm
  • Identify your safety priorities & how to take action
  • Receive a copy of the new Farm Safety Starter Kit

A second workshop will be offered later to those participating in this session, which will guide you through the process of developing a Farm Safety manual for your own business.

RSVP no later than 21 November to Belinda Haddow 0423 003 638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

(To ensure trainers travel plans can be finalised, RSVPs need to be finalised by the due date).

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Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Toowoomba
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Toowoomba

QDO is running further biosecurity workshops across Queensland in November and December in Malanda, Nambour, Toowoomba and Beaudesert.

The workshops are for QDO members and are free for QDO members. Please take advantage of this opportunity as they will be the last workshops offered in this series. Places are limited so please rsvp to Kerrie ASAP to book your place.

QDO encourage you to join members at the upcoming farm biosecurity workshops that will provide you with a farm biosecurity plan.

If you are attending the workshops and have a laptop please bring it to the workshop. If you do not have a laptop, do not worry.

Toowoomba 30 November, 10am-2pm, Green Room in Conference Centre, 203 Tor St, Toowoomba

RSVP: Kerrie ea@dairypage.com.au OR 3236 2955

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Nov
29
10:30 AM10:30

Getting Started: Farm Starter Safety Kit workshop – Toowoomba, Darling Downs

When: 29 November @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: DPI Gold Room, 203 Tor St, Toowoomba, QLD 4350

A short workshop for dairy farmers taking you through the practical, easy-to-use resources to enable you to get your Farm Safety System started, or improve the existing system.

Bill Youl, Dairy Australia Program Manager - Industry Workforce Planning and Action, will facilitate the workshop focused on Dairy Australia's Farm Safety Starter Kit.

What you can expect during the workshop:

  • Discuss safety with other dairy farmers and farm safety experts
  • Learn how you can use the Farm Safety Starter Kit on your farm
  • Identify your safety priorities & how to take action
  • Receive a copy of the new Farm Safety Starter Kit

A second workshop will be offered later to those participating in this session, which will guide you through the process of developing a Farm Safety manual for your own business.

RSVP no later than 21 November to Belinda Haddow 0423 003 638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

(To ensure trainers travel plans can be finalised, RSVPs need to be finalised by the due date).

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Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Nambour
Nov
29
10:00 AM10:00

Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Nambour

QDO is running further biosecurity workshops across Queensland in November and December in Malanda, Nambour, Toowoomba and Beaudesert.

The workshops are for QDO members and are free for QDO members. Please take advantage of this opportunity as they will be the last workshops offered in this series. Places are limited so please rsvp to Kerrie ASAP to book your place.

QDO encourage you to join members at the upcoming farm biosecurity workshops that will provide you with a farm biosecurity plan.

If you are attending the workshops and have a laptop please bring it to the workshop. If you do not have a laptop, do not worry.

Nambour - 29 November, 10am-2pm, B-Block Conference Room at Maroochy Research Facility, 47 Mayers Road, Nambour.

RSVP: Kerrie ea@dairypage.com.au OR 3236 2955

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Nov
28
10:30 AM10:30

Getting Started: Farm Starter Safety Kit workshop – Boonah, SEQ

When: 28 November @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: The Outlook, 4001 Ipswich-Boonah Rd. Boonah, QLD 4310

A short workshop for dairy farmers taking you through the practical, easy-to-use resources to enable you to get your Farm Safety System started, or improve the existing system.

Bill Youl, Dairy Australia Program Manager - Industry Workforce Planning and Action, will facilitate the workshop focused on Dairy Australia's Farm Safety Starter Kit.

What you can expect during the workshop:

  • Discuss safety with other dairy farmers and farm safety experts
  • Learn how you can use the Farm Safety Starter Kit on your farm
  • Identify your safety priorities & how to take action
  • Receive a copy of the new Farm Safety Starter Kit

A second workshop will be offered later to those participating in this session, which will guide you through the process of developing a Farm Safety manual for your own business.

RSVP no later than 21 November to Belinda Haddow 0423 003 638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

(To ensure trainers travel plans can be finalised, RSVPs need to be finalised by the due date).

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Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Malanda
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Malanda

QDO is running further biosecurity workshops across Queensland in November and December in Malanda, Nambour, Toowoomba and Beaudesert.

The workshops are for QDO members and are free for QDO members. Please take advantage of this opportunity as they will be the last workshops offered in this series. Places are limited so please rsvp to Kerrie ASAP to book your place.

QDO encourage you to join members at the upcoming farm biosecurity workshops that will provide you with a farm biosecurity plan.

If you are attending the workshops and have a laptop please bring it to the workshop. If you do not have a laptop, do not worry.

Malanda - 24 November 10am-2pm, Lion training centre, Howard's office, Malanda.

RSVP: Kerrie ea@dairypage.com.au OR 3236 2955

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Flood Recovery Workshop - Bundaberg
Nov
23
12:00 PM12:00

Flood Recovery Workshop - Bundaberg

Farmers are encouraged to attend Queensland Farmers’ Federation’s (QFF) Flood Recovery Workshops to hear from technical recovery experts who can assist in getting you back on your feet.

Bundaberg - 23 November @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Fairymead House

Topics covered:

  • Natural disasters in Queensland
  • Agronomy
  • Soil science
  • Irrigation
  • Energy efficiency

QRIDA will be there on the day to discuss government assistance available to affected farmers.

Please RSVP to (07) 3837 4720 or ross@qff.org.au for catering purposes.

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Flood Recovery Workshop - Monto
Nov
22
12:00 PM12:00

Flood Recovery Workshop - Monto

Farmers are encouraged to attend Queensland Farmers’ Federation’s (QFF) Flood Recovery Workshops to hear from technical recovery experts who can assist in getting you back on your feet.

Monto - 22 November @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Monto Hall

Topics covered:

  • Natural disasters in Queensland
  • Agronomy
  • Soil science
  • Irrigation
  • Energy efficiency

QRIDA will be there on the day to discuss government assistance available to affected farmers.

Please RSVP to (07) 3837 4720 or ross@qff.org.au for catering purposes.

 

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Subtropical Dairy Conference & AGM
Nov
16
to Nov 17

Subtropical Dairy Conference & AGM

The Northern Australian Dairy Conference “Turning today’s innovations and knowledge into tomorrow’s profit” will focus on the latest research and innovations, on-farm profit drivers, linking farmers with services and future farming systems.  The conference programme will consist of approximately 20 speakers comprising of leading farmers, scientists and service providers.

WHEN: November 16 - November 17
WHERE: University of Queensland Gatton Campus

This event will commence on Thursday with a Service Provider Breakfast outlining the latest Situation and Outlook and QDAS results, followed by a full day conference, Subtropical Dairy AGM, YDN dinner and networking function, concluding with an Industry dinner hosted by the Darling Downs SDP Regional Group.  The following day, we will be hosting two visits to regional farms on the Southern Downs and will conclude with an informal BBQ lunch.

There will be no cost to farmers to attend the 2-day event, however there will be a registration fee for all other participants (more information on the conference is included in this edition). 

A registration brochure will be emailed out in the next couple of weeks.

If you require further information, do not hesitate to contact Kylie Dennis on 0456 19 19 65 or email kylie@subtropicaldairy.com.au

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