Fencing for Productivity and Diversity

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Bywong, NSW 2582

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The purpose of the workshop is to demonstrate fencing options to maximise landscape productivity and biodiversity. Participants will help construct 50 meters of new fencing on a small farm. This is an opportunity to learn about how to incorporate electric fencing into your farm design for many applications including feral animal control, managing kangaroos and livestock. Low cost fencing ideas will also be discussed and demonstrated.

The topics will include:

  • Fencing for riparian zones, shelter belts and remnants.
  • Fauna friendly fence design principles.
  • Innovative ideas for using available resources and retrofitting existing fences. Learn how to repurpose existing materials that you might have at your place.
  • Fencing options for managing stock, both temporary and permanent fencing solutions.
  • New electric fencing options.

The practical demonstrations will include using the right insulators and how to tie them off, looking at the Insulated Line Post and Weston Fence range. Technical advice on setting up an electric fence "permanent and semi-permanent solutions i.e. feral exclusion, sub division and strip grazing to maximise pasture growth and regeneration. Also fault finding and how to test your fence and energiser.

The group discussion will focus on understanding land classes and how vegetation can add value to your farm landscape.

Our presenters are David Hilhorst and Dean Paton.

David has worked in natural resource management for over 20 years, most recently as a Local Land Services Officer, South East Local Land Services with the Rural Landscapes Program. His previous experience includes Greening Australia (ACT SENSW), Landcare, the Lachlan and Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority and South East Local Land Services. David designs projects that inspire creativity based on scientific knowledge and life experience. He also provides advice to landholders seeking to undertake sustainable agricultural practices.

Dean Paton is the Territory Manager (Animal Management) for Gallagher Fencing Products in Southern NSW. Dean is from a farming background having grown up on a fourth generation dairy and beef farm in Southern NSW. He has a wealth of knowledge about fencing and has demonstrated fence building on local farms in the area and at workshops for other Landcare Groups.

Matt Chidgey who works with Southern AG will be helping us set up and prepare the site for the workshop. Southern Ag run cropping and livestock enterprises in the southern region of NSW. They also are contractors in fencing, cropping, pasture improvement and weed management.

Morning tea and lunch are provided. BYO hats, chair, water bottle, safety gloves and glasses. You need your own protective equipment to participate in the practical activities. Details of what to bring are provided after you register.

The ticket price is $ 30.00 including booking fee.

This project received grant funding from the Australian Government through the National Landcare Program. The materials used for this demonstration are supplied by the landholder with the exception of a few post donated by Gallagher Fencing Products.

Refunds are only available up until one week prior to the field day and you need to contact us to arrange a refund.

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Bywong, NSW 2582

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