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Laying the foundations for Central West egg producers

Poultry enthusiasts can obtain valuable insights into establishing or growing a successful free range egg business at two upcoming information sessions at Dubbo and Orange this month.

The free sessions will be delivered by Central West and Central Tablelands Local Land Services and the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI).

Attendees can find out about the challenges in starting and sustaining a free range egg business, including pest control and their biosecurity responsibilities.

Central West Senior Land Services Officer - Mixed Farming, Shelly Anderson said the sessions would be open to small-scale egg producers and anyone thinking about starting a free range egg enterprise.

“Free range egg production is a niche area that is swiftly growing in response to consumer demand,” Ms Anderson said.

“Central West and Central Tablelands Local Land Services are working in partnership with NSW DPI to assist and support small-scale free range egg producers to help develop and sustain this industry in the region.

“The information sessions are an ideal opportunity for new and established producers to ask questions and share ideas and solutions to various issues associated with running a smaller-scale free range egg enterprise.”

The sessions will cover topics including pest control, biosecurity (such as bird diseases and health); managing groundcover and other natural farm resources with specialist staff from Local Land Services and NSW DPI.

Industry trends and legislative changes that influence free range egg farming will also be explored.

The information sessions will be held at:
Dubbo: Tuesday 8 November, 12.30 pm to 4 pm, Westside Hotel, 22-30 Whylandra Street
Orange: Wednesday 9 November, 8.30 am to 12 pm, Orange Ex-Services Club, 231-243 Anson Street

Morning or afternoon tea will be provided and registration is essential.

For further information or to register, please contact Shelly Anderson on 02 6850 1600 or michelle.anderson@lls.nsw.gov.au.

This project is supported by Central West and Central Tablelands Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

Media Contact: Fiona Townsend, 0428 284 252, Fiona.townsend@lls.nsw.gov.au