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Setting your ewes up for success

Good conception and lamb marking rates are key to a successful sheep business. Lifetime Ewe Management (LTEM) can support maximising lamb numbers and give you the skills and support to make feeding and managing your ewes easier.

LTEM is delivered on-farm and suited to a small group of 5-7 participants. For information contact Bec Malseed on 0407 730 943 or email bmalseed@rist.edu.au. Go to www.rist.edu.au for more details.

Supporting native species by managing carp in local waterways

A program initiated by Wangaratta Landcare and Sustainability Inc (WLS Inc) has removed tonnes of carp from the lower Ovens River in the past six years.

The work has been delivered in partnership with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research (ARI) and the North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA).

Study finds Mountain Pygmy-possum eats variety of food, Bogong moth remains key

A study commissioned by the North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has found the threatened Mountain Pygmy-possum consumes a wide variety of plants and insects during its breeding season and its diet is not confined to the Bogong moth.

The study found the Bogong moth continues to be a key dietary item for the possum during its breeding season and in the rearing of its pouch young. It aimed to determine how important the moths and other food sources are to the possum’s diet throughout the remainder of the year.

Join the Great Southern (Backyard) Bioblitz 2021

Help discover the wild things inhabiting the Southern Hemisphere in 2021 for the second-ever Great Southern BioBlitz between 22 and 25 October.

Join the 2021 Great Southern Backyard Bioblitz project: Great Southern (Backyard) Bioblitz 2021 - North East Vic · iNaturalist

Landholders paid to help conserve woodland birds

North east Victorian landholders can apply for funding to create and improve habitat for Regent Honeyeaters and Swift Parrots, two nationally endangered birds.


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