Record interest in livestock and biosecurity initiative

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The Victorian Farmers Federation’s (VFF) livestock biosecurity and welfare initiative, Stock Sense, is experiencing record high attendance at its Victorian events and workshops, reflecting a growing appetite amongst producers and the community for its resources.

VFF Livestock President Scott Young said initiative has never been more important since launching in its current format in 2021.

“It’s been fantastic to see the overwhelming turnout at some of our recent events. In some areas, we’ve seeing attendances three times larger than what we’d typically expect.”

“Stock Sense has now embedded itself as the go-to tool for education of livestock biosecurity and animal welfare this has a ripple effect of benefits to both the community and the state.”

“Stock Sense events draw on experts in the field to talk on topics ranging from stock handling, fencing, and feed, to general ownership, supply-chain, and everything in between, making it perfect for peri-urban and hobby farmers.”

“The focus on biosecurity has arguably never been stronger. That’s why these projects are so vital now and moving forward,” Mr Young said.

VFF Stock Sense has delivered 14 workshops an events throughout Victoria in 2024 and encourages you to visit to learn more and access the resources on offer and see when Stock Sense is coming to a town near you.