Welcome to the Autumn edition of the Regional Outlook newsletter. It's been an extremely tough summer, with landholders battling bush fires and extreme temperatures across our region. We look forward to milder conditions as we approach Autumn, and cross our fingers for rain.
This edition is packed full of events, read on to see what's happening in your patch. You can also like the Hunter Local Land Services Facebook page for all the latest information. There are now more than 1000 people doing the same, thank you for keeping in touch.
Assisting farmers affected by bushfires
Local Land Services staff from Central Tablelands, Central West, Hunter, North Coast and Northern Tablelands regions are continuing to offer support to landholders affected by recent Sir Ivan, Kains Flat and Ilford fires. Read more
Red-letter day for rabbit management
A national communication campaign has been launched ahead of the release of RHDV1 K5, the Korean strain of a naturally-occurring rabbit virus. Read more
Managing stock in dry times
The biggest contributor to landholder stress, production loss and livestock death due to starvation is lack of early planning for an extended dry season. Read more
Have your say on weed management in the Hunter
The draft Hunter Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan 2017-2022 is currently on public exhibition for community feedback feedback. 
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Three Day Sickness alert
Hunter Local Land Services District Veterinarians are asking producers to monitor cattle for signs of Bovine Ephemeral Fever (or Three Day Sickness) as the disease has been detected on properties in the Manning since December. 

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Conservation in Dungog Common
Planning is underway for a $150,000 conservation project to restore native vegetation and improve the quality of the Hunter’s drinking water. 

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Local Land Services elections
Enrol to vote now to have your say on who will represent you through the Local Land Services board election on 31 May 2017. Read more
Upcoming events
Beef marketing update - 1 March, Scone
Managing stock in dry times workshop - 1 March, Gresford
Rural property maintenance information session - 2 March, Gresford
Local beef industry day - 3 March, Gloucester
Who's living on my land workshop - 4 March, Tocal
Whole farm planning workshop (part 1) - 9-10 March, Manning and Great Lakes district
Managing stock in dry times workshop - 10 March, Dungog
Hunter Estuary Marine Debris Kayaking Challenge - 12 March, Ash Island
Free PROfarm course - faecal egg counts for worms - 15 March, Scone
Cattle weaning and disease management workshop - 16 March, Scone
African Love and Coolatai Grass management field day - 20 March, Glendon Brook
Floodplain farming evening - 22 March, Millers Forest
Managing our creeks workshop - 30 March, Murrurundi
Whole farm planning workshop (part 2) - 30-31 March, Manning and Great Lakes district
Throsby Creek Action Station - 2 April, Newcastle
Ewe management workshop - 6 April, Merriwa
Soil health field day - 12 April, Scone
Community planting day - 19 April, Ash Island
Thinning your forest for production or conservation - 22 April, Main Creek
Check upcoming events on our website for a full list of field days, workshops and community events in your area.

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