Note from the Editor

As we are all aware, the New Year has unfortunately not yielded much in the way of a wet season on the Barkly. Therefore, in this edition we have a series of articles to assist you with your decision making, including early weaning, the current feed outlook for March, drought support that is available in the Northern Territory (NT) and the current climate outlook.

Please note that the 2019 Barkly Herd Management Forum has been postponed to later in the year; a revised advert will be sent out when the dates are set.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. Kieren McCosker has provided an update on the phosphorus work being carried out at the Katherine Research Station. Whitney Dollemore has some advice on bull selection in the lead up to the annual DPIR Brahman and Composite Bull Sale which will be held in June. And there are the Katherine and Douglas Daly Research Station’s Field Days coming up in April.

It’s not just DPIR though, also in this edition:

  • The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have released the revised Western Davenport Water Allocation Plan and are also calling for landholders to take part in the Parthenium survey.
  • Geoscience Australia have provided some insight into the Exploring For The Future (EFTF) program.
  • Territory Natural Resource Management (TNRM) are running a three day erosion control workshop down in Alice Springs in April.

And the edition is wrapped up with the ever reliable Animal Health News, courtesy of the Biosecurity Team, as well as the Pastoral Market Update.

The Barkly DPIR team would also like to wish Casey Collier the best of luck in her new career teaching Agriculture at the Tennant Creek High School.

Enjoy the read

Jane Douglas

Last updated: 23 September 2019

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