Regional News

(Please see our Events Calendar for details regarding upcoming events.) 

No Need for Gumboots - Animal Nutrition Sessions Coming Up

Wed 06th Jun 2018

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services and Riverina Stockfeeds are running a series of animal nutrition sessions to help landholders manage livestock in dry conditions.

Dates and venues:

Tenterfield: Wednesday 13 June 2018 from 8:00 – 10:30am at Tenterfield... more details

Using Sacrifice Paddocks to Protect Pastures

Tue 05th Jun 2018

Georgie Oakes – Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Pasture Agronomist

The main objectives through these tough seasonal conditions should be your own well-being, the welfare of livestock, the maintenance of the farm business and the productive resources of the farm &nda... more details

LLS Drought Support Factsheets

Fri 01st Jun 2018

Both Northern Tablelands and North West Local Land Services have recently released updated factsheets to help connect landholders with help during the current dry period. These can be downloaded below.

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Looking After Livestock During Dry Times - Welfare Considerations

Mon 28th May 2018

Nigel Brown, Northern Tablelands Local Land Services District Vet - Glen Innes

Most producers work hard to look after their livestock, especially when it’s very dry... but a few don’t. Livestock below a Body Condition Score of 1 (BCS1) could result in animal w... more details

Follow Your Farm Biosecurity Plan in Dry Conditions

Thu 17th May 2018

Introducing feed

As seasonal conditions worsen many landholders are bringing feed onto their farms from external sources, including interstate. This poses significant biosecurity risks and highlights the value of the farm biosecurity plan.

A farm biosecurity plan ... more details

Music Connects on Country

Tue 15th May 2018

Three days in the bush created strong ties to culture and country with a recent Didgeridoo workshop coordinated by Anaiwan Local Aboriginal Land Council.

The activity, funded by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme, offered the 14 like-minded men of all ages the c... more details

PUBLIC NOTICE: 1080 Aerial and Ground Baiting For Wild Dog Control 2018

Thu 10th May 2018

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and Forestry Corporation of NSW wish to advise they will be carrying out 1080 poison aerial and ground baiting for wild dog control, commencing 16 May and to be completed by the 30 June 2018.

This baiting ... more details

Drought - A Few Things to Remember

Thu 10th May 2018

Nigel Brown, Geoff Green and Beth Brown - Northern Tablelands LLS

The January to April 2018 period was the driest first quarter of the year for NSW as a whole since 1986. Few places across the Northern Tablelands have had a typical growing season and much of the area... more details

Bright, Young Minds at Property Planning Field Day

Fri 04th May 2018

The future of resilient agriculture is in good hands judging by the enthusiasm at the 2018 Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Schools Property Planning Field Day.

Over 140 agriculture students immersed themselves in the 21st annual property planning program on the Glen Inn... more details

Reconciliation Statement Launched in Inverell

Tue 01st May 2018

Chair of the Local Land Services Board, Richard Bull, launched the organisation’s Reconciliation Statement in Inverell today.

It was launched as part of the Northern Tablelands Aboriginal Reference Advisory Group meeting with representatives from the local Aboriginal communities in ... more details

Alert for Three-Day Sickness

Mon 30th Apr 2018

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services urges cattle producers to be vigilant for signs of Three-day Sickness in stock after numerous cases have been reported around the Inverell district. Otherwise known as Bovine Ephemeral Fever, the virus is spread by biting midges and is normally associated w... more details

A Bit of TLC for TSRs

Fri 27th Apr 2018

Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs) have long been a valuable resource for farmers when times get tough. Now, the stretches of grazing land alongside our roads and property boundaries are getting extra attention under the Protecting Biodiversity on TSRs in the Northern Tablelands Project.

Th... more details

First Release of Captive-Hatched Baby Bell’s Turtles Marks Successful Year

Tue 10th Apr 2018

Over 100 baby Bell’s Turtles will provide a major boost to the wild population of this endangered species after being released into the Macdonald River at seven sites near Bendemeer, north of Tamworth, today.

The release of turtle hatchlings through the Turtles Forever... more details

Shop Locally... For Your Livestock

Tue 27th Mar 2018

Geoff Green, Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Biosecurity Officer

One of the best biosecurity controls you can implement on your farm is “shop locally”. 

You are more likely to understand the local issues and you will know what to ... more details

River Tours Educate & Fascinate

Thu 22nd Mar 2018

It isn’t every day you have a chance to cradle a platypus. This rare opportunity was offered by Northern Tablelands Local Land Services to landholders and the community during a recent kayak tour, designed to help landholders understand more about the value of our river systems to landscape... more details

Expressions of Interest are open in the Northern Inland of NSW

Tue 20th Mar 2018

The NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from landholders interested in diversifying their incomes by earning annual conservation management payments for conserving biodiversity on their property.

EOIs are open today (20 March 2018) i... more details

Water-Way Weeds in the Spotlight on the Dumaresq River

Mon 19th Mar 2018

Two ornamental plants introduced to Australia a century ago have Northern Tablelands Local Land Services and Inverell Shire Council working hard to tackle these invasive species along the Dumaresq River.

Outlying patches spread from a large containment zone of Cat’s Claw Creeper and... more details

More communities take the bait and commit to long term pest control

Mon 12th Mar 2018

Aerial baiting programs, targeting wild dogs, are being launched across NSW during the next few months in a community-wide, co-ordinated bid to reduce attacks on livestock and protect native fauna.

The programs will be rolled out across seven of the state’s 11 Local Land Servic... more details

Have your say on the management of pest animals in the Northern Tablelands

Tue 06th Mar 2018

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services is encouraging interested individuals and organisations to have their say on the draft Northern Tablelands Regional Strategic Pest Animal Management Plan.

The economic impact of invasive species including wild rabbits, carp, pigs, foxes, dogs, goats... more details

Seeding the Future: Local Land Services Seed Bank Stocks Up

Thu 01st Mar 2018

It seems remarkable something as small as a seed has the capacity to renew and repair our native ecosystems.

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services (LLS) has just completed its fourth year of community seed collecting workshops, funded by NSW Catchment Action, to increase community educa... more details

Explore the River by Kayak with Local Land Services

Wed 28th Feb 2018

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services is giving the local community a unique opportunity to explore the wildlife and ecology of our beautiful waterways.

Local Land Services is hosting a guided kayak tour of Lake Inverell on Tuesday 6 March, and a tour of the Gwydir River at ‘Swan ... more details

Feeding Strategies for Early Weaning

Tue 20th Feb 2018

Advice from Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Officer (Beef Cattle) – Jason Siddell

There has been a bit of storm rain about (and let’s hope it continues) but there is, of course, a lag between rainfall and feed growth. Early weaning is a tool that can be used b... more details

Wean Earlier & Reap the Rewards this Season!

Thu 15th Feb 2018

Advice from Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Officer (Beef Cattle) – Jason Siddell

With dry seasonal conditions continuing, and above average temperatures forecast many cattle producers will be, and if not, should be developing management and marketing strategies to ... more details

Planning for Success of your Next Crop or Pasture

Thu 08th Feb 2018

Glen Uebergang – Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Mixed Farming Officer

The most productive crops or pastures require a successful plant establishment, but that all depends on timely rainfall, right? Sure, sufficient moisture is fundam... more details

Local Land Services: Rates Provide Essential Services

Wed 31st Jan 2018

Landholders across NSW are currently receiving their Local Land Services rates notices in the mail.

Rates are a vital source of income for Local Land Services—supporting the organisation’s biosecurity, emergency response and animal health work across NSW.

Rates will in... more details

Help stop the spread of pest fish Tilapia

Tue 09th Jan 2018

The Murray Darling Basin is under threat from invasion by the pest fish Tilapia.

Landholders, fishers and river users are encouraged to be on the lookout for Tilapia in the Northern Tablelands region. Tilapia are widespread in many coastal catchments of QLD and parts of northern NSW and a... more details