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East Gippsland is currently experiencing extremely dry weather, in fact a 1 in 20 year rainfall deficiency, according to the latest Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) data.

We can assist farmers to plan and prepare for these conditions with access to experts, relief agencies, planning workshops and financial support.     

Don't hesitate - contact us today to discuss your options
Drought in Eastern Victoria forcing farmers to sell off half their herds as dams run dry

ABC News article highlights the dire conditions facing our farmers in East Gippsland.   Read Article

The Farm Business Concessional Loan Scheme is available for Drought Assistance, as well as Dairy Recovery, and now a Business Improvement Concessional Loan package has been extended to farmers who have exhausted their full Farm Household Allowance (FHA) entitlements.   contact us for loan assistance

Read a success story - Drought Concessional Loan

visit Dept. Agriculture for more information
ORBOST - Practical farm day to assist farmers through the process of planning for a dry autumn and winter.

Expert advisors covering topics including:
- feed budgeting in a dry season
- what to expect from pastures 
- financial budgeting & understanding your situation
- buying feed based on quality & value
- managing herd health & welfare
- looking after yourself & your people

Friday 4 May   10.15 - 1.30pm
Bete Bolong - Orbost    Download Flyer   
REGISTER HERE  and include dietary requirements
BENDOC & TUBBUT - 2 sessions to help Landholders & communities deal with extreme rainfall shortage.  

– weather forecast
– stock feed requirements & costing supplements
– domestic & stock water issues
– soil protection & preparing for breaking rain
– rural financial assistance
– local needs & further assistance required

Thursday 10 May                  Download Flyer 
Bendoc  10am - 12.30pm
Tubbut   2.30pm - 5pm

REGISTER via email or contact 02 6458 4003


Farmers are urged to recycle silage wrap with Wellington Shire Council providing environmentally friendly disposal options.

The silage wrap collection will be at held at Kilmany and Yarram transfer stations 16 July - 13 August.

Pick up second-hand Bulka bags for free from their Sale Depot - Finegan Crt, Sale.

Council is offering a subsidised fee for disposal at $11 per Bulka bag.

Contact Wellington Shire Council 1300 366 244.
Make an appointment today
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