Old Man Plains Field Day

Beyond the Dry Times

Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) staff are holding a field day at Old Man Plains Research Station to share knowledge and strategies for managing the landscape and livestock during dry times. The field day - Beyond the Dry Times - will include an engaging program of local and national agricultural specialists. Speakers include Chris Materne, DPIR’s Pastoral Production Officer based in Alice Springs, who is involved in several projects looking at land condition improvements at Old Man Plains. He will be joined by Ian McLean, Agribusiness Specialist, Alison Kain, Climate Mate for the Northern Australian Climate Program, Will Dobbie who is a research officer involved with the Wild Dog Study, Chris Nott, President of the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association and Christine Purdy from Meat and Livestock Australia.

Guests will be provided with ‘take home tools’ to help maintain their business during dry times and build resilience in the future.

Subjects covered during the day will include forecasting for dry times, informed decisions making, consistency in beef production despite seasonal variability, what’s happening on OMP and animal welfare. Beyond the Dry Times will take place on Thursday 26 September from 8.30am until 4:00pm at Old Man Plains Research Station. It is a chance for members of the beef producer community to learn, network and share experiences.

To register, contact Meg Humphrys, Pastoral Extension Officer.

Phone: 0427 373 011

Email: AccountsASP.DPIR@nt.gov.au

Please RSVP by Thursday 19 September.

Last updated: 12 September 2019