SDP FNQ Introduction to Herd Nutrition Workshop
Oct
26
9:30am 9:30am

SDP FNQ Introduction to Herd Nutrition Workshop

WHEN: October 26 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
WHERE: JCU Centre, Next to Malanda Vet Clinic Malanda, Qld
WHO: Dr Brad Granzin, Executive Officer of Subtropical Dairy will facilitate a one-day workshop focussing on the basics of dairy cow nutrition.

The workshop will begin with a morning theory session covering the following topics:

  • The major nutrients required for milk production and dairy cow maintenance
  • An overview of the cow’s digestive tract and how it absorbs and processes key nutrients
  • What are some key things to focus on to achieve maximum performance from cows fed Setaria and other tropical pastures during summer.
  • Monitoring your herd for indicators of nutrition problems.
  • Question and answer session

This will be followed by a practical session on-farm focusing on pastures, the milking herd and supplementary feeding.

This workshop is a great introduction to dairy cow nutrition science and practices.  It is also a great refresher for honing your nutrition skills.

RSVP: Jo Srhoj on 0458 065 695 or email jo@subtropicaldairy.com.au

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SDP Darling Downs Low Stress Calving/Transition Cows Management Farm Walk
Oct
26
10:00am10:00am

SDP Darling Downs Low Stress Calving/Transition Cows Management Farm Walk

WHEN: October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Greg & Christine Clewleys farm, 366 Mt Darry Road Kulpi, Qld

Overall, a fully integrated transition diet can provide relative net benefits of up to $200 plus per cow per year.

The Low Stress Calving session is a 2 hour, on-farm, group discussion delivered by a Dairy Australia Repro Right accredited veterinarian, Dr Carl Hockey.

The session focuses on how transition cow feed management can:

  • Adapt fresh cows rumens to high energy feeds
  • Avoid milk fever and other health problems around calving related to hypocalcaemia
  • Maintaining high feed intakes post calving and control body condition loss in early lactation.

Implementing an integrated approach to transition nutrition and fresh cow management results in:

  • Higher in-calf rates
  • Better use of labour
  • Lower culling and death rates
  • More milk (up to 300+litres / cow)

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

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FNQ Subtropical Dairy Annual Dinner
Oct
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

FNQ Subtropical Dairy Annual Dinner

The Subtropical Dairy Annual Dinner will be held at the Malanda RSL on Thursday 26th October @ 6.30pm. Bill Tranter will be the guest speaker on the night. Come along and enjoy a night out and complimentary meal with your friends and colleagues in the industry.

WHEN: October 26 @ 6.30pm
WHERE: Malanda RSL
RSVP: Jo Srhoj on 0458 065 695 or email jo@subtropicaldairy.com.au

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SDP Heifers on Target/Heifer Rearing Webinar
Oct
27
12:00pm12:00pm

SDP Heifers on Target/Heifer Rearing Webinar

WHEN: October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Subtropical Dairy is hosting an on-online discussion focusing on HEIFER REARING with Dr Carl Hockey.

Heifers present a significant investment on dairy farms. At the point of calving, it is estimated that a heifer has cost the dairy farm owner between $1300 and $1500. Therefore, for every 100 heifers raised on a farm, it has cost the enterprise $130,000 to $150,000. To receive a return on this significant investment, heifers must get in calf quickly, calve without difficulty, produce well and get back in calf easily.  To achieve good productivity, a heifer must be well grown from day one.

Join us online for an interactive discussion and Q & A session, focusing on the Dairy Australia ‘Heifers on Target’ recommendations.  Make a note of any questions or issues you’d like answered and discussion will be focused around areas of interest to the group.

More information to follow next week.

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

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SDP SEQ Low Stress Calving/Transition Cow Management Farm Walk
Nov
1
10:00am10:00am

SDP SEQ Low Stress Calving/Transition Cow Management Farm Walk

Overall, a fully integrated transition diet can provide relative net benefits of up to $200 plus per cow per year. The Low Stress Calving session is a 2 hour, on-farm, group discussion delivered by a Dairy Australia Repro Right accredited veterinarian, Dr Justin Schooth.

WHEN: November 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Ross & Steve Blanchs farm, Blanch's Rd, Lower Mt Walker, Rosewood, Qld

The session focuses on how transition cow feed management can:

  • Adapt fresh cows rumens to high energy feeds
  • Avoid milk fever and other health problems around calving related to hypocalcaemia
  • Maintaining high feed intakes post calving and control body condition loss in early lactation

Implementing an integrated approach to transition nutrition and fresh cow management results in:

  • Higher in-calf rates
  • Better use of labour
  • ·Lower culling and death rates
  • More milk (up to 300+litres / cow)

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

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Workplace Essentials Seminar - Gympie
Nov
2
8:45am 8:45am

Workplace Essentials Seminar - Gympie

Venue: Fossickers Room, Civic Centre Gympie
Address: 32-34 Mellor St, Gympie 

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 Gympie Workplace Essentials workshop HERE.

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Darling Downs YDN Heifer Rearing Farm Walk
Nov
7
10:00am10:00am

Darling Downs YDN Heifer Rearing Farm Walk

The Darling Downs YDN is hosting an on-farm discussion and farm walk focussing on HEIFER REARING with Dr. Carl Hockey. Heifers present a significant investment on dairy farms.

WHEN: November 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHERE: Venue TBC, Kenilworth, QLD

At the point of calving, it is estimated that a heifer has cost the dairy farm owner between $1300 and $1500. Therefore, for every 100 heifers raised on a farm, it has cost the enterprise $130,000 to $150,000. To receive a return on this significant investment, heifers must get in calf quickly, calve without difficulty, produce well and get back in calf easily. To achieve good productivity must be well grown from day one.

Come along and join the DD YDN for an interactive farm-walk, focussing on the Dairy Australia ‘Heifers on Target’ recommendations. Bring along any questions or issues you’d like answered and discussion will be focussed around areas of interest to the group.

The morning discussion and farm walk will be followed by lunch.

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

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

Workplace Essentials Seminar - Kingaroy

Venue: TBA
Address: Kingaroy, TBA

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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Free QDO dinner for young farmers - Maleny
Oct
20
12:00pm12:00pm

Free QDO dinner for young farmers - Maleny

QDO will be having meetings with young farmers in all five districts in October to encourage them to get involved and to stand for the QDO elections.

This will include a dinner meeting in Maleny on the lunch on the 20 October in Maleny.

QDO members under 40 are encouraged to attend these casual dinners and find out more about QDO.

WHERE: TBA
WHEN: 20 October 12noon
 
COST: FREE

Please rsvp to Kerrie at QDO on 3236 2999 or ea@dairypage.com.au

 

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Free QDO dinner for young farmers - Gympie
Oct
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Free QDO dinner for young farmers - Gympie

QDO will be having meetings with young farmers in all five districts in October to encourage them to get involved and to stand for the QDO elections.

This will include a dinner meeting in Gympie on the evening of 19 October at the Phoenix Hotel. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 6.30pm for 7pm dinner till 8.30pm.

QDO members under 40 are encouraged to attend these casual dinners and find out more about QDO.

WHERE: Phoenix Hotel, 29 Red Hill Road, Gympie
WHEN: 19 October 6.30-8:30pm
 
COST: FREE

Please rsvp to Kerrie at QDO on 3236 2999 or ea@dairypage.com.au

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Free QDO dinner for young farmers - Beaudesert
Oct
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

Free QDO dinner for young farmers - Beaudesert

QDO will be having meetings with young farmers in all five districts in October to encourage them to get involved and to stand for the QDO elections.

This will include a dinner meeting at Beaudesert RSL on the evening of 18 October. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 6.30pm for 7pm dinner till 8.30pm.

QDO members under 40 are encouraged to attend these casual dinners and find out more about QDO.

WHERE: Beaudesert RSL, 23/25 William Street, Beaudesert
WHEN: 18 October 6.30-8:30pm,
 
COST: FREE

Please rsvp to Kerrie at QDO on 3236 2999 or ea@dairypage.com.au

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SEQ YDN visit to summer land camel farm
Oct
18
10:00am10:00am

SEQ YDN visit to summer land camel farm

The SE Qld YDN is planning a visit to the Summer Land Camel Farm at Harrisville. Join us for the day to have a look at how the farm operates, how they milk their camels and the types of products they are marketing.

WHEN: October 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Summer Land Camel Farm, 8 Charles Chauvel Dr, Harrisville, Qld
COST: $10 per person

Summerland Camel Farm is Australia’s first commercial scale camel dairy. Located in Harrisville, only 45 minutes out of Brisbane, Summerland is home to a herd of approx. 450 camels.

When the Government introduced the culling program targeting wild camels, director Jeffrey Flood, saw the opportunity to save the camels from a gruesome fate and started Summerland in 2015. Since then, the business has rapidly grown, currently producing around 350 litres of camel milk per day.

With lots of interest in the health benefits of consuming camel milk products the future of camel milk in Australia looks promising. Focusing more on camel milk products rather than fresh milk, Summerland produces cheese, yoghurt, ice cream and a range of skin care products.

The visit to the farm will incorporate a full farm tour looking at the working of a camel dairy and the day-to-day operations in the business, with Jeffrey Flood and a farm veterinarian.

Freshly made morning tea and a gourmet lunch of ‘desert wagyu’ steak sandwiches will be on offer for our YDN group.

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

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Women in farm business workshop - Caboolture
Oct
18
9:30am 9:30am

Women in farm business workshop - Caboolture

WHERE: Caboolture Hub Seminar Room - 4 Hasking St, Caboolture

In October, QFF is hosting workshops to connect with women in farm businesses. The workshops will look at the range of leadership spaces where women could have an impact and open discussions about the barriers that constrain women from stepping into wider leadership roles and the support or resources that would be useful to help them move ahead in business and beyond.

These workshops are an opportunity for women to pause for a moment, consider their options and aspirations, and plan their next move.

Women from cane, cotton, dairy, horticulture, nursery, chicken meat and other intensive farming industries are encouraged to come along, share their perspectives – and make some plans.

Jess Fealy, Mareeba mango and avocado grower and Queensland finalists in the 2017 Rural Women’s Awards, will talk about the strategies she has used to build her networks and influence, and there will be some other inspiring speakers as well.

These workshops are funded through the Office of Small Business under the Advancing Women in Business program and also supported by Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and AustSafe Super. The workshops will help QFF prepare recommendations for the best way forward for leadership development for women in Queensland’s agricultural sector.

For more information, contact Jane Muller on jmuller@growcom.com.au

REGISTER HERE

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Women in farm business workshop - Toowoomba
Oct
17
9:30am 9:30am

Women in farm business workshop - Toowoomba

WHERE: DAF Seminar Room - Tor St, Toowoomba

In October, QFF is hosting workshops to connect with women in farm businesses. The workshops will look at the range of leadership spaces where women could have an impact and open discussions about the barriers that constrain women from stepping into wider leadership roles and the support or resources that would be useful to help them move ahead in business and beyond.

These workshops are an opportunity for women to pause for a moment, consider their options and aspirations, and plan their next move.

Women from cane, cotton, dairy, horticulture, nursery, chicken meat and other intensive farming industries are encouraged to come along, share their perspectives – and make some plans.

Jess Fealy, Mareeba mango and avocado grower and Queensland finalists in the 2017 Rural Women’s Awards, will talk about the strategies she has used to build her networks and influence, and there will be some other inspiring speakers as well.

These workshops are funded through the Office of Small Business under the Advancing Women in Business program and also supported by Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and AustSafe Super. The workshops will help QFF prepare recommendations for the best way forward for leadership development for women in Queensland’s agricultural sector.

For more information, contact Jane Muller on jmuller@growcom.com.au

REGISTER HERE

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Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Malanda
Oct
12
10:00am10:00am

Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Malanda

WHEN: 12 October 10am-1.30pm
WHERE: Lion Training Room, Malanda

The biosecurity planning workshop will be run by QDO Executive Officer Eric Danzi alongside QDAF staff members Lawrence Gavey (Johnes disease expert) and Malcolm Macleod (ticks expert). 

During the workshop, farmers will develop a biosecurity plan tailored to their farm and specific circumstances. These plans will then be signed off and farmers will have a procedure to deliver animals to the meat works from 1 October 2017 and to maintain their johnes disease free status. Most importantly, the workshop will provide direction to each farmer on the main activities they need to undertake to manage biosecurity risks on their farm.

After the workshop, farmers will be given the option of having a free Johnes test slurry test undertaken on their farm if they wish. QDAF staff will collect the samples and undertake the tests at a suitable time with each farmer.

The workshop is for QDO members only so please do not miss this opportunity. Free meals will be provided at all workshops.  RSVP to Kerrie at QDO either by emailing ea@dairypage.com.au or calling 3236 2955.

What to bring: Those attending biosecurity workshops should bring their laptop if they have one.

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Free QDO dinner for young farmers - Malanda
Oct
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Free QDO dinner for young farmers - Malanda

QDO will be having meetings with young farmers in all five districts in October to encourage them to get involved and to stand for the QDO elections.

This will include a dinner meeting at Malanda Hotel on the evening of 11 October at Malanda Hotel. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 6.30pm for 7pm dinner till 8.30pm.

QDO members under 40 are encouraged to attend these casual dinners and find out more about QDO.

WHERE:  Malanda Hotel, 12 English Street, Malanda
WHEN: 11 October 6.30-8:30pm

COST: FREE
 
Please rsvp to Kerrie at QDO on 3236 2999 or ea@dairypage.com.au

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Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Millaa Millaa
Oct
11
10:30am10:30am

Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Millaa Millaa

WHEN: 11 October, 10.30am-2.00pm
WHERE: CWA Hall, 3 Palm Ave, Millaa Millaa

The biosecurity planning workshop will be run by QDO Executive Officer Eric Danzi alongside QDAF staff members Lawrence Gavey (Johnes disease expert) and Malcolm Macleod (ticks expert). 

During the workshop, farmers will develop a biosecurity plan tailored to their farm and specific circumstances. These plans will then be signed off and farmers will have a procedure to deliver animals to the meat works from 1 October 2017 and to maintain their johnes disease free status. Most importantly, the workshop will provide direction to each farmer on the main activities they need to undertake to manage biosecurity risks on their farm.

After the workshop, farmers will be given the option of having a free Johnes test slurry test undertaken on their farm if they wish. QDAF staff will collect the samples and undertake the tests at a suitable time with each farmer.

The workshop is for QDO members only so please do not miss this opportunity. Free meals will be provided at all workshops.  RSVP to Kerrie at QDO either by emailing ea@dairypage.com.au or calling 3236 2955.

What to bring: Those attending biosecurity workshops should bring their laptop if they have one.

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Free QDO dinner for young farmers - Maleny
Oct
6
12:00pm12:00pm

Free QDO dinner for young farmers - Maleny

QDO will be having meetings with young farmers in all five districts in October to encourage them to get involved and to stand for the QDO elections.

This will include a dinner meeting in Maleny on the afternoon of 20 October. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 12 midday.

QDO members under 40 are encouraged to attend these casual dinners and find out more about QDO.

WHERE: Maleny, venue to be advised
WHEN: 20 October 12 midday
 
COST: FREE

Please rsvp to Kerrie at QDO on 3236 2999 or ea@dairypage.com.au

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Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Gatton
Oct
5
10:00am10:00am

Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Gatton

WHEN: 5 October 10am-1.30pm
WHERE: QDAF Gatton Research Facility, Warrego Highway, Gatton

The biosecurity planning workshop will be run by QDO Executive Officer Eric Danzi alongside QDAF staff members Lawrence Gavey (Johnes disease expert) and Malcolm Macleod (ticks expert). 

During the workshop, farmers will develop a biosecurity plan tailored to their farm and specific circumstances. These plans will then be signed off and farmers will have a procedure to deliver animals to the meat works from 1 October 2017 and to maintain their johnes disease free status. Most importantly, the workshop will provide direction to each farmer on the main activities they need to undertake to manage biosecurity risks on their farm.

After the workshop, farmers will be given the option of having a free Johnes test slurry test undertaken on their farm if they wish. QDAF staff will collect the samples and undertake the tests at a suitable time with each farmer.

The workshop is for QDO members only so please do not miss this opportunity. Free meals will be provided at all workshops.  RSVP to Kerrie at QDO either by emailing ea@dairypage.com.au or calling 3236 2955.

What to bring: Those attending biosecurity workshops should bring their laptop if they have one.

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FREE Pest Animal & Chemical Management Training Workshop - Beaudesert
Oct
5
8:30am 8:30am

FREE Pest Animal & Chemical Management Training Workshop - Beaudesert

This one-day workshop for landholders will include practical training and information on the latest pest animal control tools specific to your industry’s pest animal issues. Included in this workshop is nationally accredited chemical handling safety training for safely preparing, delivering, transporting and storing chemicals.

You will receive (at no cost):

  • Training on new baits and tools, including PAPP baits, Canid Pest Ejectors with 1080 capsules – Certificate of Participation
  • Eligible experienced participants may qualify for a Statement of Attainment in the following nationally accredited units:
    – AHCCHM303 – Prepare and apply chemicals
    – AHCCHM304 – Transport and store chemicals

REGISTRATION FORM. Limited places available, Register NOW!

To register, visit www.agforceprojects.org.au or complete the form above and return to fax (07) 3236 3077 or post to AgForce Projects C/O AgForce Brisbane: PO Box 13186, North Bank Plaza, cnr Ann and George Streets, Brisbane, QLD, 4003.

For more information call (07) 3238 6048 or email admin@agforceprojects.org.au

This project is delivered by AgForce Projects with support from the Queensland Farmers Federation and the Queensland Government, funded by the Australian Government. AgForce RTO Reg No. 1834

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Free QDO dinner for young farmers - Toowoomba
Oct
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

Free QDO dinner for young farmers - Toowoomba

QDO will be having meetings with young farmers in all five districts in October to encourage them to get involved and to stand for the QDO elections.

This will include a dinner meeting in Toowoomba on the evening of 4 October at Fitzy’s on Church. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 6.30pm for 7pm dinner till 8.30pm.

QDO members under 40 are encouraged to attend these casual dinners and find out more about QDO.

WHERE:  Fitzy’s on Church, 153 Margaret St, Toowoomba City
WHEN: 4 October, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
COST: FREE
 
Please rsvp to Kerrie at QDO on 3236 2999 or ea@dairypage.com.au

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Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Toowoomba
Oct
4
10:00am10:00am

Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Toowoomba

WHEN: 4 October 10am-1.30pm
WHERE: QDAF Green Room, 203 Tor Street, Toowoomba

The biosecurity planning workshop will be run by QDO Executive Officer Eric Danzi alongside QDAF staff members Lawrence Gavey (Johnes disease expert) and Malcolm Macleod (ticks expert). 

During the workshop, farmers will develop a biosecurity plan tailored to their farm and specific circumstances. These plans will then be signed off and farmers will have a procedure to deliver animals to the meat works from 1 October 2017 and to maintain their johnes disease free status. Most importantly, the workshop will provide direction to each farmer on the main activities they need to undertake to manage biosecurity risks on their farm.

After the workshop, farmers will be given the option of having a free Johnes test slurry test undertaken on their farm if they wish. QDAF staff will collect the samples and undertake the tests at a suitable time with each farmer.

The workshop is for QDO members only so please do not miss this opportunity. Free meals will be provided at all workshops.  RSVP to Kerrie at QDO either by emailing ea@dairypage.com.au or calling 3236 2955.

What to bring: Those attending biosecurity workshops should bring their laptop if they have one.

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Women in farm business workshop - Mareeba
Oct
4
9:30am 9:30am

Women in farm business workshop - Mareeba

WHERE: Jackaroo Motel, Conference Room - 340 Byrnes Street, Mareeba

In October, QFF is hosting workshops to connect with women in farm businesses. The workshops will look at the range of leadership spaces where women could have an impact and open discussions about the barriers that constrain women from stepping into wider leadership roles and the support or resources that would be useful to help them move ahead in business and beyond.

These workshops are an opportunity for women to pause for a moment, consider their options and aspirations, and plan their next move.

Women from cane, cotton, dairy, horticulture, nursery, chicken meat and other intensive farming industries are encouraged to come along, share their perspectives – and make some plans.

Jess Fealy, Mareeba mango and avocado grower and Queensland finalists in the 2017 Rural Women’s Awards, will talk about the strategies she has used to build her networks and influence, and there will be some other inspiring speakers as well.

These workshops are funded through the Office of Small Business under the Advancing Women in Business program and also supported by Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and AustSafe Super. The workshops will help QFF prepare recommendations for the best way forward for leadership development for women in Queensland’s agricultural sector.

For more information, contact Jane Muller on jmuller@growcom.com.au

REGISTER HERE

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Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Kingaroy
Oct
3
10:00am10:00am

Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Kingaroy

WHEN: 3 October 10am-1.30pm, QDAF Research Facility
WHERE: 214 Kingaroy-Cooyar Road, Kingaroy

The biosecurity planning workshop will be run by QDO Executive Officer Eric Danzi alongside QDAF staff members Lawrence Gavey (Johnes disease expert) and Malcolm Macleod (ticks expert). 

During the workshop, farmers will develop a biosecurity plan tailored to their farm and specific circumstances. These plans will then be signed off and farmers will have a procedure to deliver animals to the meat works from 1 October 2017 and to maintain their johnes disease free status. Most importantly, the workshop will provide direction to each farmer on the main activities they need to undertake to manage biosecurity risks on their farm.

After the workshop, farmers will be given the option of having a free Johnes test slurry test undertaken on their farm if they wish. QDAF staff will collect the samples and undertake the tests at a suitable time with each farmer.

The workshop is for QDO members only so please do not miss this opportunity. Free meals will be provided at all workshops.  RSVP to Kerrie at QDO either by emailing ea@dairypage.com.au or calling 3236 2955.

What to bring: Those attending biosecurity workshops should bring their laptop if they have one.

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Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Beaudesert
Sep
15
10:00am10:00am

Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Beaudesert

WHEN: 15 September 10am-1.30pm
WHERE: Beaudesert Bowls Club, Hopkins Street, Beaudesert

The biosecurity planning workshop will be run by QDO Executive Officer Eric Danzi alongside QDAF staff members Lawrence Gavey (Johnes disease expert) and Malcolm Macleod (ticks expert). 

During the workshop, farmers will develop a biosecurity plan tailored to their farm and specific circumstances. These plans will then be signed off and farmers will have a procedure to deliver animals to the meat works from 1 October 2017 and to maintain their johnes disease free status. Most importantly, the workshop will provide direction to each farmer on the main activities they need to undertake to manage biosecurity risks on their farm.

After the workshop, farmers will be given the option of having a free Johnes test slurry test undertaken on their farm if they wish. QDAF staff will collect the samples and undertake the tests at a suitable time with each farmer.

The workshop is for QDO members only so please do not miss this opportunity. Free meals will be provided at all workshops.  RSVP to Kerrie at QDO either by emailing ea@dairypage.com.au or calling 3236 2955.

What to bring: Those attending biosecurity workshops should bring their laptop if they have one.

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Workplace Essentials Seminar - Lockyer Valley
Sep
15
8:45am 8:45am

Workplace Essentials Seminar - Lockyer Valley

Venue: Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre
Address: 34 Lake Apex Dr, Gatton

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 Lockyer Valley  Workplace Essentials workshop HERE

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Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Maleny
Sep
8
10:00am10:00am

Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Maleny

WHEN: 8 September 10am-1.30pm
WHERE: Old Witta School, 316 Witta road, Witta

The biosecurity planning workshop will be run by QDO Executive Officer Eric Danzi alongside QDAF staff members Lawrence Gavey (Johnes disease expert) and Malcolm Macleod (ticks expert). 

During the workshop, farmers will develop a biosecurity plan tailored to their farm and specific circumstances. These plans will then be signed off and farmers will have a procedure to deliver animals to the meat works from 1 October 2017 and to maintain their johnes disease free status. Most importantly, the workshop will provide direction to each farmer on the main activities they need to undertake to manage biosecurity risks on their farm.

After the workshop, farmers will be given the option of having a free Johnes test slurry test undertaken on their farm if they wish. QDAF staff will collect the samples and undertake the tests at a suitable time with each farmer.

The workshop is for QDO members only so please do not miss this opportunity. Free meals will be provided at all workshops.  RSVP to Kerrie at QDO either by emailing ea@dairypage.com.au or calling 3236 2955.

What to bring: Those attending biosecurity workshops should bring their laptop if they have one.

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Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Miriam Vale
Sep
7
10:00am10:00am

Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Miriam Vale

WHEN: 7 September 10am-1.30pm
WHERE: Miriam Vale Community Hall, Blomfield Street, Miriam Vale

The biosecurity planning workshop will be run by QDO Executive Officer Eric Danzi alongside QDAF staff members Lawrence Gavey (Johnes disease expert) and Malcolm Macleod (ticks expert). 

During the workshop, farmers will develop a biosecurity plan tailored to their farm and specific circumstances. These plans will then be signed off and farmers will have a procedure to deliver animals to the meat works from 1 October 2017 and to maintain their johnes disease free status. Most importantly, the workshop will provide direction to each farmer on the main activities they need to undertake to manage biosecurity risks on their farm.

After the workshop, farmers will be given the option of having a free Johnes test slurry test undertaken on their farm if they wish. QDAF staff will collect the samples and undertake the tests at a suitable time with each farmer.

The workshop is for QDO members only so please do not miss this opportunity. Free meals will be provided at all workshops.  RSVP to Kerrie at QDO either by emailing ea@dairypage.com.au or calling 3236 2955.

What to bring: Those attending biosecurity workshops should bring their laptop if they have one.

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Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Rockhampton
Sep
6
10:00am10:00am

Free Farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Rockhampton

WHEN: 6 September 10am-1:30pm
WHERE: Gracemere Saleyard Training Room, 16 Saleyards Rd, Gracemere

The biosecurity planning workshop will be run by QDO Executive Officer Eric Danzi alongside QDAF staff members Lawrence Gavey (Johnes disease expert) and Malcolm Macleod (ticks expert). 

During the workshop, farmers will develop a biosecurity plan tailored to their farm and specific circumstances. These plans will then be signed off and farmers will have a procedure to deliver animals to the meat works from 1 October 2017 and to maintain their johnes disease free status. Most importantly, the workshop will provide direction to each farmer on the main activities they need to undertake to manage biosecurity risks on their farm.

After the workshop, farmers will be given the option of having a free Johnes test slurry test undertaken on their farm if they wish. QDAF staff will collect the samples and undertake the tests at a suitable time with each farmer.

The workshop is for QDO members only so please do not miss this opportunity. Free meals will be provided at all workshops.  RSVP to Kerrie at QDO either by emailing ea@dairypage.com.au or calling 3236 2955.

What to bring: Those attending biosecurity workshops should bring their laptop if they have one.

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QDO Annual General Meeting and Forum
Aug
29
10:00am10:00am

QDO Annual General Meeting and Forum

QDO's Annual General Meeting and Toowoomba forum will take place on 29 August at Toowoomba City Golf Club from 9am to 3pm.

Event speakers:

  • Mick Keogh - ACCC Agricultural Commissioner
  • Shane Webcke - Queensland farm safety ambassador
  • Steve Leracy - Larpro Toowoomba milk plant
  • Chris Ketter, Queensland Senator (ALP), Chair of Economics References Committee
  • David Inall – Australian Dairy Farmers CEO
  •  Norman Repacholi– Dairy Australia Commercial Research and Analysis Manager

Agenda:

9.15 - Registration / Refreshments
10.00 - Shane Webcke (Farm Safety)
            Sen. Chris Ketter, ALP
            Steve Leracy (Larpro, Toowoomba milk plant)

12.00  - LUNCH

12.45  - Mick Keogh (ACCC, ACCC Dairy inquiry)
             David Inall (ADF CEO)
            Norman Repacholi (DA, dairy market update

14.30 - Annual General Meeting

15.00 - CLOSE

Dairy Australia, Lion, Dairy Farmers Milk Co-operative, Norco, Parmalat, Allflex, Riverina, Upper Murray Seeds and QRIDA are proud sponsors for the event. RSVP to ea@dairypage.com.au or call 3236 2955.

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Aug
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

Daughters of Dairy Farmers Legendairy Party in Beaudesert

Come and celebrate Beaudesert’s dairy industry, courtesy of Dairy Australia’s LEGENDAIRY initiative.

Daughters of Dairy Farmers (DDF) is planning a night of great food, great music and great company. Come along for a fun night out!

RSVP today to secure your spot!

WHEN: 6-9pm, 26 August 2017

WHERE: Ms. Mary’s Hall, Beaudesert (cash bar)

RSVP: Sunday 20 August 2017, Lisa Harrison: daughtersofdairyfarmers@gmail.com or 0407 746 118

To register, visit www.agforceprojects.org.au or complete the form above and return to fax (07) 3236 3077 or post to AgForce Projects C/O AgForce Brisbane: PO Box 13186, North Bank Plaza, cnr Ann and George Streets, Brisbane, QLD, 4003.

For more information call (07) 3238 6048 or email admin@agforceprojects.org.au

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Aug
22
8:30am 8:30am

FREE Pest Animal Management and Chemical Training Workshop - Lockyer Valley

This one-day workshop for landholders will include practical training and information on the latest pest animal control tools specific to your industry’s pest animal issues. Included in this workshop is nationally accredited chemical handling safety training for safely preparing, delivering, transporting and storing chemicals.

You will receive (at no cost):

  • Training on new baits and tools, including PAPP baits, Canid Pest Ejectors with 1080 capsules – Certificate of Participation
  • Eligible experienced participants may qualify for a Statement of Attainment in the following nationally accredited units:
    – AHCCHM303 – Prepare and apply chemicals
    – AHCCHM304 – Transport and store chemicals

REGISTRATION FORM. Limited places available, Register NOW!

To register, visit www.agforceprojects.org.au or complete the form above and return to fax (07) 3236 3077 or post to AgForce Projects C/O AgForce Brisbane: PO Box 13186, North Bank Plaza, cnr Ann and George Streets, Brisbane, QLD, 4003.

For more information call (07) 3238 6048 or email admin@agforceprojects.org.au

This project is delivered by AgForce Projects with support from the Queensland Farmers Federation and the Queensland Government, funded by the Australian Government. AgForce RTO Reg No. 1834

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Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Warwick
Aug
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Warwick

WHEN: 9 August 6.30-9pm
WHERE: QDAF Warwick – 604 Yangan road, Warwick QLD 4370

The biosecurity planning workshop will be run by QDO Executive Officer Eric Danzi alongside QDAF staff members Lawrence Gavey (Johnes disease expert) and Malcolm Macleod (ticks expert). 

During the workshop, farmers will develop a biosecurity plan tailored to their farm and specific circumstances. These plans will then be signed off and farmers will have a procedure to deliver animals to the meat works from 1 October 2017 and to maintain their johnes disease free status. Most importantly, the workshop will provide direction to each farmer on the main activities they need to undertake to manage biosecurity risks on their farm.

After the workshop, farmers will be given the option of having a free Johnes test slurry test undertaken on their farm if they wish. QDAF staff will collect the samples and undertake the tests at a suitable time with each farmer.

The workshop is for QDO members only so please do not miss this opportunity. Free meals will be provided at all workshops.  RSVP to Kerrie at QDO either by emailing ea@dairypage.com.au or calling 3236 2955.

What to bring: Those attending biosecurity workshops should bring their laptop if they have one.

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Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Toowoomba
Aug
9
10:00am10:00am

Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Toowoomba

WHEN: 9 August 10am-1pm
WHERE: QDAF Toowoomba – 203 Tor Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350

The biosecurity planning workshop will be run by QDO Executive Officer Eric Danzi alongside QDAF staff members Lawrence Gavey (Johnes disease expert) and Malcolm Macleod (ticks expert). 

During the workshop, farmers will develop a biosecurity plan tailored to their farm and specific circumstances. These plans will then be signed off and farmers will have a procedure to deliver animals to the meat works from 1 October 2017 and to maintain their johnes disease free status. Most importantly, the workshop will provide direction to each farmer on the main activities they need to undertake to manage biosecurity risks on their farm.

After the workshop, farmers will be given the option of having a free Johnes test slurry test undertaken on their farm if they wish. QDAF staff will collect the samples and undertake the tests at a suitable time with each farmer.

The workshop is for QDO members only so please do not miss this opportunity. Free meals will be provided at all workshops.  RSVP to Kerrie at QDO either by emailing ea@dairypage.com.au or calling 3236 2955.

What to bring: Those attending biosecurity workshops should bring their laptop if they have one.

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Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Kingaroy
Aug
8
6:30pm 6:30pm

Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Kingaroy

WHEN: 8 August, 6:30pm-9pm
WHERE: Town Common Hall, Oliver Bond Street, Kingaroy.

The biosecurity planning workshop will be run by QDO Executive Officer Eric Danzi alongside QDAF staff members Lawrence Gavey (Johnes disease expert) and Malcolm Macleod (ticks expert).

During the workshop, farmers will develop a biosecurity plan tailored to their farm and specific circumstances. These plans will then be signed off and farmers will have a procedure to deliver animals to the meat works from 1 October 2017 and to maintain their johnes disease free status. Most importantly, the workshop will provide direction to each farmer on the main activities they need to undertake to manage biosecurity risks on their farm.

After the workshop, farmers will be given the option of having a free Johnes test slurry test undertaken on their farm if they wish. QDAF staff will collect the samples and undertake the tests at a suitable time with each farmer.

The workshop is for QDO members only so please do not miss this opportunity. Free meals will be provided at all workshops.  RSVP to Kerrie at QDO either by emailing ea@dairypage.com.au or calling 3236 2955.

What to bring: Those attending biosecurity workshops should bring their laptop if they have one.

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Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Gympie
Aug
8
10:00am10:00am

Free farm biosecurity workshop by QDO - Gympie

WHEN: 8 August, 10am-1pm
WHERE: QDAF Gympie – 1 Cartwright Road, Gympie QLD 4570

The biosecurity planning workshop will be run by QDO Executive Officer Eric Danzi alongside QDAF staff members Lawrence Gavey (Johnes disease expert) and Malcolm Macleod (ticks expert). 

During the workshop, farmers will develop a biosecurity plan tailored to their farm and specific circumstances. These plans will then be signed off and farmers will have a procedure to deliver animals to the meat works from 1 October 2017 and to maintain their johnes disease free status. Most importantly, the workshop will provide direction to each farmer on the main activities they need to undertake to manage biosecurity risks on their farm.

After the workshop, farmers will be given the option of having a free Johnes test slurry test undertaken on their farm if they wish. QDAF staff will collect the samples and undertake the tests at a suitable time with each farmer.

The workshop is for QDO members only so please do not miss this opportunity. Free meals will be provided at all workshops.  RSVP to Kerrie at QDO either by emailing ea@dairypage.com.au or calling 3236 2955.

What to bring: Those attending biosecurity workshops should bring their laptop if they have one.

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SDP Euthanasia of livestock workshop - Gatton
Jul
28
9:00am 9:00am

SDP Euthanasia of livestock workshop - Gatton

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.  100% of participants surveyed found the program useful with around 93% being able to implement what they learnt immediately after the program.

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.

WHERE: Gatton Research Dairy - The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, Gatton, Qld 4343
WHEN: Friday, 28th July 2017
TIMES: 9.00am to 3.00pm
RSVP: Mon, 24th July 2017 to Belinda Haddow 0423 00 3638 or email belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au

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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