Stock Sense Farming Essentials Webinar Series
February 14 @ 6:00 pm – March 20 @ 7:30 pm
Join our six part webinar series on the essential elements of farm ownership. Each session offers practical insights and expert advice to empower you on your farming journey. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to set the foundation for a successful, rewarding, and sustainable farming experience.
Come along for the ride to enjoying the farming lifestyle while protecting your animals and community. We’ll be inviting special guests for each part and all of this for free!
Part 1 Owning Or Buying A Farm: Assessing What You Want And Have!
What do we do after getting a plot of land? Dive into the foundational aspects of farm ownership. Learn to set clear goals, assess locations, choose the right livestock, determine the land amount you need for the livestock you want, and understand soil quality. By pre-assessing a property or understanding what you currently have will ensure you can plan accordingly to set up your dream farm.
Part 2 Farm Layout & Essential Facilities
Planning where main entrance ways are, shed location and quarantine paddocks before any infrastructure goes in, can make management decisions and biosecurity set up easier. Learn how to create a functional, efficient, and safe farm environment for not only yourself but your livestock.
We will cover:
- Water and Irrigation
- Electricity and Utilities
We’ll also discuss where you can go for help.
Part 3 Buying Animals: What You Need To Know
Selecting the right animals is a crucial step in your farming adventure. Explore topics such as type and breed selection, health and genetics, age considerations, and the importance of quarantining new animals, having good traceability and practical biosecurity measures on your farm. Don’t miss this essential guide from both a stock agent and breeder on how to build a healthy and thriving farm.
Part 4 The First Few Months – A Critical Period
Navigate the initial challenges of bringing animals to your farm, covering topics like transportation, biosecurity, quarantine periods, acclimatization, feeding, routine health checks and legal requirements when buying new animals. Gain valuable insights into ensuring the well-being of your new farm residents and how to ensure you have the right set up before bringing new animals on your property.
Part 5 Animal Health, Nutrition & Welfare
Learn the art of preventive care from vaccinations to deworming from a Gippsland based livestock vet. Chelsea Hair will speak on the nutritional needs of different livestock, their shelter requirements and feasibility of mixing animals in one paddock. Discover how to recognize and address common health and at what point a vet is needed. Get equipped with the knowledge to provide the best care for your animals throughout their lives.
Part 6 The Long-Term Plan – Sustaining Your Farm
Explore sustainable farming practices, future planning, breeding considerations, and engagement with local groups and state programs. Gain insights into regenerative agriculture, setting long-term goals, and ensuring the well-being of your farm for years to come.