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MUDGEEFIELD DAYS CONTENTS 20-21

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Information and demonstrations 26-29 Exhibitor list

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Product List

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Equine focus By HOLLY McALISTER T’S been 35 years since a field days event first came to Mudgee, and since then the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days – once again proudly supported by Essential Energy – is still a landmark event on the calendars of thousands. This year’s event will again feature a “sustainability and innovation” focus, said Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC) general manager Steve Garland. “We decided not to change the theme this year because that’s the very essence of what people will be demonstrating – what’s new and interesting for small farm production,” Mr Garland said. “There will be plenty more to see, do and learn about at the field days this year so we’re looking forward to a very successful 35th anniversary.”

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When the field days first began in 1977, Mr Garland said the event featured olive oil,emus and other niche productions people could run on small acreage farms because that was what people wanted to hear about. Today,he said,there had been a visible shift to people using their extra blocks of land for recreation rather than agricultural production, and in answer to this the 2012 Mudgee field days will have an extra focus on the equine industry. “AREC has been hosting a lot more equine events throughout the year than we have done in previous years, so we decided to increase the equine sections of the field days,” Mr Garland said. “We’ll still have all our regular exhibitors and some newcomers with the machinery and lifestyle products, but considering many of our existing exhibitors already had horse products

we’ve given this a bit of a push. “We’ve always had the heavy horse exhibit – the Shire and Clydesdale horses – but this year we’ll have more horse-

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Local pony club celebrates NOT only will this be the first year visitors to the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days will be able to see demonstrations from the local pony club group, but the club will also be celebrating a rather large milestone. Senior instructor Andrew Mulligan said this year Mudgee Pony Club was celebrating its 60th anniversary and the chance to take part in the Mudgee field days on a larger scale than previous years was a great opportunity to promote the group to visitors. “Being at the field days will give us the chance to let people know that pony club can be for everyone,” Mr Mulligan said. “We have roughly 57 members all up, ranging from 4 to 25 years of age, and some kids will only ride once or twice a month whereas the other more serious

with spaces filling up faster than ever before and previous exhibitors upping the ante on their sites. “For the family, we’ll have

plenty of activities – a reptile awareness group will be holding educational demonstrations as part of the event this year, and NSW Fisheries

competitors will ride every weekend.” Fifteen pony club members will be at the field days this year, with two lesson demonstrations each day and two musical ride displays. The push of the equine theme at the field days this year was great, Mr Mulligan said. “There are a lot of small acreage landholders out there who do have a couple of horses or whose children have horses, so promoting the equine side of small farming will be great, I think,” Mr Mulligan said. Pictured are Mudgee Pony Club members: (mounted) Cody Nemec on Foggy, Mia Baggett on Ralph, Flynn Baggett on Lucky, and Bridie Mulligan on Oliver, (standing) Annalise Wilson, Maddison Nemec, Savannah Mealing, Olivia Spinks, Grace Pearce, Yolanda Spinks and Liam Mulligan.

has expanded its fishing program held on the dam at AREC as well as what will be at the fisheries site,” Mr Garland said.

“We’ve also had exhibitors coming from as far away as Western Australian and New Zealand to join the local businesses for the field days.”

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In Brief Versatile bag: On display for the first time at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days this year will be the Miche Bag, a product founded in the US as the result of a young mother’s frustration after ruining a handbag the same day she bought it six years ago. Michelle Romano’s brainwave was to superglue fabric onto the ruined bag and now hundreds of covers are available that clip on and clip off in three seconds.

Kirsten Tod saw the Miche Bag while holidaying in the US and saw in it potential for a party plan business. Mrs Tod’s company Mercedes Black has almost 200 distributors selling the Miche Bag throughout Australia and providing women with a low risk, low investment opportunity to have their own business. The Miche Bag will be on display on site A12. ■ Visit www.mercedesblack.com.au

Torie Burton, 4, Coonamble, got to feed the goats and the kids in the animal nursery at last year’s Mudgee Small Farm Field Days.

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Days, proudly supported by Essential Energy, will be held at the Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC) site, Ulan Road, Mudgee, on Friday July 13 and Saturday July 14 2012. ■ Gates open from 8.30am to 5pm each day. ■ Entry costs will be $15 for a oneday adult pass and $25 for a twoday adult pass; $8 for a one-day child pass (5 to 18 years) and $14 for a two-day child pass; $35 for a one-day family pass (two adults and up to four children); $10 for pensioners, Veterans Affairs and Centrelink cardholder pass, and children under five years are free. ■ No dogs will be permitted on site with the exception of guide and assistance dogs. ■ Mobility gophers can be hired for the event, with the service organised by Gofor Gulgong. To book or

make an inquiry about the hire service, contact Bill or Gwen, (02) 6374 1152. ■ Parking is free and there are two public car parks. One entry is from Ulan Road and the other is via Henry Lawson Drive. ■ There will be a free shuttle bus service operating from several locations throughout Mudgee every 20 minutes between 8am and about 6pm. The service departs the Mudgee Swimming Pool, Mudgee South Shopping Plaza, Mudgee Scout Hall, Mudgee High School, Jubilee Sports Ground, Mudgee Valley Tourist Park and Mudgee Tourist Information Centre. ■ For information about accommodation or visiting the region visit the Mudgee Visitor Information Centre at www.visitmudgeeregion.com.au or contact (02) 63721020. ■ For event information visit www.arec.com.au.

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assembled and four-in-one bucket models are factory fitted,” Mr Spring-Brown said. One of the tractors is pictured with the optional slasher attachment. Midway Sales will be located on site 228 at Mudgee field days. ■ Visit www.midwaysales.com.au or contact 1300 87 22 86.

Work ‘easier’ F THERE was an award for longest distance travelled to attend the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days, Richard Roe would certainly be in the running. Mr Roe owns Dandaragan Mechanical Services, based 160 kilometres north of Perth. Dandaragan Mechanical Services, which will be at site 339 at Mudgee, sells Hecton stock handling products, which “take the bite out of stock work”. “We sell different pieces of handling equipment, which make (the work) considerably easier than in the past,”Mr Roe said. He has decided to head for the east coast to attend the Lambex conference in Bendigo, Victoria, and will also attend the Mudgee field days in the same trip. This is his first time at Mudgee and he hopes some of the smaller landholders who attend will see

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that Hecton products are perfect for those on both small and large properties. “We mightn’t get many people wanting to buy $20,000 machines, but there may be some interest in the $2000 machines.” He said customers who needed to stick to a budget could save money by opting for a machine that involved more manual labour. Mr Roe has been selling Hecton products for more than eight years and said there was a bigger range available in Australia than New Zealand. “We’ve adapted some of their principals and extended them here,”Mr Roe said. “The products cater for all sheep and we’ve got special equipment for Dorpers.” Mr Roe said the products were specially designed for farmers and their feedback was important in future development of the machines.

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In Brief Recon service solution: Recon Industries Australia provides compliant solutions to the earthmoving and mining industries and can offer factory-trained technicians for field service of equipment at a time and place that suits the client. Only quality parts and oils are used, and the company is committed to ensuring equipment is correctly diagnosed, repaired and serviced, for a quick turnaround, said company spokesman. “Our records system tracks work done on your equipment,” he said. “Systematic preventive maintenance saves you money in the long run by reducing the

chances of equipment failure and reducing time lost to repairs.” When the time came to upgrade or replace your machinery, Recon Industries Australia could provide a full service history report, increasing the value of your equipment, said the spokesman. Recon Industries Australia will display its new range of Isuzu NPS four-wheel drive service vehicles, fitted with rollover protection system and the latest in service body designs, on site 326 at Mudgee. ■ Visit www.reconindustries.com.au or contact (02) 4953 4131.

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Benny’s tricks By HOLLY McALISTER HEN it comes to donkeys and tricks, the phrase “stubborn as an ass” will usually come to mind. And though Benny could sometimes be a bit pigheaded when it came to doing what he’s told, owner Bob Pankhurst said the donkey was proof horses weren’t the only ones who could turn a trick or two. Mr Pankhurst, a veteran animal trainer from Somersby on the Central Coast, with his donkey Benny and trick horse Araluen will again be attending the Essential Energy Mudgee

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Bob Pankhurst’s pony Araluen practices some of his tricks.

Small Farm Field Days this year to wow the crowd with their skills as part of the exhibit by the Donkey Society of NSW. “I’ve had Benny for about 10 years and when I got him he’d been on a lead and had been sat on before, but I taught him harness work and broke him in for riding,” he said. “At the field days this year Benny will be doing some snigging work, where he pulls a log behind him with the harness, and we have a sled as well which he uses.” Half mountain pony, half brumby, Araluen’s mother was also a trick horse that belonged to Mr Pankhurst, and will be along for the ride at Mudgee to help Benny out. “Sometimes Benny will do his tricks and sometimes he’ll want to just do his own thing, so Araluen will be there as a bit of backup in case Benny doesn’t want to co-operate,”Mr Pankhurst said. “We got some really good feedback from last year’s field days, so we’re looking forward to going back.” Mr Pankhurst will be doing stage demonstrations throughout both days of the field days. Donkey Society of NSW president Sarina Caccamo said it was lovely to have been invited back by the field days organisers.

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In Brief Fill your pantry: Three years ago Susan Gawthorne and Craig Dennis, Morrigan Farm, made their dream a reality and moved from the city to a 40-hectare farm at Mudgee. Having both experienced country life before, this made the move a relatively simple one. The couple wanted to be able to provide enough meat, fruit and vegetables to make the family as self-sufficient as possible, and planned to sell the excess locally to reduce food miles. Along the way they discovered permaculture and they now breed Wessex Saddleback pigs, pure breed chickens, Dorper sheep,

Bob Pankhurst, Somersby, prepares donkey Benny and pony Araluen for their performances at this year’s Mudgee Small Farm Field Days. “We got a great response to our positive attributes, so we’re very exhibit last year, with Bob and much looking forward to the Benny proving to be very popu- event.” The Donkey Society of NSW lar with the visitors,” she said. “The field days will be a great and Mr Pankhurst, with Benny opportunity to promote don- and Araluen,can be found at site keys and remind people of their L48 and 431.

Boer goats and a small flock of alpacas. Morrigan Farm specialises in products for the small farm or the family that wants to be able to grow and preserve and know the origin of their own food – all products have been used successfully on the Ms Gawthorne and Mr Dennis’ own farm. This will be the family’s first time at the Mudgee field days, where they plan to sell a range of products to help similar families fill their pantries and freezers. They will be on site 427. ■ Contact Craig Dennis and Susan Gawthorne, Morrigan Farm, (02) 6358 8620.

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In Brief The Land goodies: Bargain hunters at this year’s Mudgee Small Farm Field Days will be in for an extra special bonus this year at The Land site, 402. While stocks last, The Land is offering copies of the beautifully presented 268-page book The Story of The Land 1911-2011 for $15, with buyers to receive The Land showbag filled with goodies for all the family for free. Plus, for budding innovators, entry forms are still available for the 2012 NSW Farmers Farm Inventor of the Year competition. Showcase your ideas at Commonwealth Bank AgQuip, Henty Machinery Field Days or Australian National Field Days at Orange to be in the running for more than

$30,000 up for grabs in cash and prizes. Registration forms are now available and entry is free. If you’re an exhibitor or have a product or service which you feel would find its niche among “tree changers” why not pick up a free entry form and be a part of this year’s Farming Small Areas Expo. Celebrating its 10th year, the expo is again being held at Hawkesbury Showground, November 9 and 10, with everything from equine displays to cottage industry products, aquaculture to miniature cattle. ■ Visit www.theland.com.au and click on the FSA icon for details or contact (02) 4570 4444.

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Ag, catchment By HOLLY McALISTER GRICULTURAL industry bodies including the Central West Catchment Management Authority (CMA) and the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) have long been exhibiting at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days, and 2012 will be no exception. At the Central West CMA site officers will discuss a range of landcare and environmental topics and the exhibit will include displays focusing on the theme of biodiversity on the farm. Central West CMA natural resource officer Bruce Christie, Mudgee, said this year they would also unveil an electric quad bike the CMA had been working on for about a year. “The quad bike was developed as part of a carbon program – it’s good for little run-arounds on the farm but not so much for long periods of time at the moment,” Mr Christie said. The winners of the 10-weeklong property planning competition organised by the Central West CMA with local high schools would also be announced, he said. The competition involved students in Years 10 and 11 travel-

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ling to a Mudgee farm and then developing a farm management plan for the property. The field days would also again be the site of the lauch of the Central West CMA’s photography competition, which Mr Christie said was very popular. The Central West CMA site would also have an Australian Year of the Farmer theme. “As part of a celebration of the Australian Year of the Farmer this year, people will be able to come to our site and talk about why the agricultural industry and farming are important to them – we’ll film them speaking and then upload the videos to YouTube,” Mr Christie said. With a number of sites again this year, the NSW DPI will be able to cater to any field of the agricultural industry visitors might be looking for. In addition to visitors being able to approach NSW DPI representatives with any agronomy questions they may have, specialised talks by Tony Cox, the district agronomist at the Orange DPI, and Lester McCormick, a DPI technical specialist (pastures) for northern NSW, will cover the topics of rotational grazing and the potential for tropical pastures in the Mudgee region. A grains industry biosecurity

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officer will also be on hand to talk about farm biosecurity practices, and informational talks on the plots at the Australian Rural Education Centre site of white clover, lucerne, legumes and more will also be held. The Central West CMA will be located on sites L19 and 541, while the NSW DPI can be found on sites L15-17, L25 and 550. RIGHT: NSW Department of Primary Industries Orange Agricultural Institute technical officer (scientific), David Pickering, Orange, with evaporation equipment the DPI was working on with the Bureau of Meterology at last year’s field days.

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In Brief Solar solution: In the past decade, Mudgee business, Solar Pumping Solutions has seen the solar industry grow from a “greenieonly” interest into the mainstream. The company witnessed an exponential boom in the industry recently due to unprecedented government incentives, with an equally large slow down as incentives were wound back, said business owner Steve Harding. A positive outcome of this was the

development of an independent solar industry. “Solar can now stand on its own and has made a path around the plethora of government policy changes,” he said. “The cost of solar has steadily become competitive and it poses little or no risk, the sun will always come up.” Solar Pumping Solutions will be on site 452 at the Mudgee field days. ■ Contact 1300 727 422.

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Sustainable By HOLLY McALISTER USTAINABILITY is once again a major focus at the 2012 Mudgee Small Farm Field Days, and the popular straw bale building demonstrations will be held again at this year’s event. A well-known feature of the field days, the straw bale construction exhibit and information site will be a feature of the event for the fifth time this year, with talks and demonstrations being held by Sam Vivers of Viva Living Homes in the Blue Mountains. It was Mr Vivers’ own experience having his home built from straw bales that led to him setting up the Blue Mountains business more than 10 years ago,

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when he decided he needed to share the construction method with others because of how well it suited his needs of sustainability and affordability. Since then, Viva has built homes across Australia and even overseas in France. “The interest we get at field days from visitors is certainly increasing as people start to look at more sustainable building methods and as energy costs increase, people look at ways they can offset these costs,” Mr Vivers said. “If a straw bale house is designed correctly – and design is as big a part of the process as the material for construction is – then straw bale houses can be very energy efficient. “There’s also less energy spent in making the materials for the construction as well.” Another little known benefit of the straw bale construction method is that it can provide a healthier living environment. “Because the houses are rendered with earth inside, this regulates the humidity inside the house and keeps it at a healthy level,” he said. “There is also an argument the clay within this render is able to draw toxins from the air, similar LEFT: Straw bale builder, Sam Vivers, Viva Livong Homes, gives a demonstration at last year’s Mudgee Small Farm Field Days. Photo: Viva Living Homes

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Local Maurice Berry will again hold dry stone wall demonstrations at this year’s Mudgee field days. to the way people use clay masks demonstrations at the field days on their faces to cleanse their for years, combining it with a horticulture site with fellow skin.” Dry stone wall construction local exhibitor Horticultural techniques will also be demon- Highlights. “It’s a busy two days and we get started at the field days by Mudgee local and gardener a good turn-up of people at the little 20 minute demos I do a few Maurice Berry. times each day,” he said. Mr Berry said he was first “I look at it as something that’s introduced to the dry stone wall helping out the community, building craft 15 years ago, educating people about techlearning how to build freestand- niques they wouldn’t necessarily ing and retainer dry stone walls be exposed to otherwise.” through a course held by builder ■ Visit Mudgee field days site Jeff Duggan, who had travelled L39 for the straw bale building overseas to upgrade the methods. demonstrations and site L8 for Mr Berry said he’d been doing the dry stone wall building.

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By PETER SOMERVILLE F YOU’VE ever considered keeping bees in your backyard, you’ll get plenty of food for thought at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days. Hornsby Beekeeping Supplies is returning to the event this year and bringing a range of products necessary for beekeeping, as well as the knowledge of its staff. The business has been operating for more than 20 years,and is still getting follow up inquiries from last year’s event. Company representative Atif Jamil said Hornsby Beekeeping Supplies’ team had a wealth of experience, with one of its staff members serving as secretary of the North Shore Beekeeper’s Association. As well as selling the necessary equipment the business now offers live bees, which is quite an involved process. Mr Jamil explained bees came in a corrugated cardboard box and had to be delicately transported. “We are getting a good response from people who are starting

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Atif Jamil shows off beehives available from Hornsby Beekeeping Supplies during the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days. out, as well as those who are restocking or expanding their hives,” he said. He said many customers started keeping bees because they were concerned at reports of bee numbers declining. Mr Jamil said one of the best ways to learn the art of beekeeping was to join a beekeeping association, which could be found in both Sydney and across country areas. Hornsby Beekeeping Supplies will be on site B26.

Unique alpaca fibres: If you’re after something unique for yourself or someone special, you can’t find a better option than alpaca – “the fibre of the gods” – says Jess Sachs, Bringarum Alpacas. Ms Sachs said the business stocked a large range of the highest quality alpaca garments. “We pride ourselves on customer service and will go to great lengths to find a particular item you have in mind, although chances are you may find something even better in our ever-changing collection,” she said. “Even better, you can buy all our items online at our e-boutique.” The Bringarum Alpaca stud,

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Murrumburrah, was established in 1996 by the Sachs family with six foundation animals, and today the herd was just under 80 head. “While we continue to grow our herd, our emphasis has always been on producing animals with the best genetic foundation available,” she said. “This provides us with a good basis to increase our numbers while maintaining our fibre quality and that will guarantee the finished products are of the highest standard.” Bringarum Alpacas will be located at site C5 at the Mudgee field days. ■ Visit www.bringarumalpacas.com.au

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Wiggly worms By HOLLY McALISTER HEY’RE pink, slimy and it’s difficult to tell which end is which, but worms can be good for more than just entertaining the kids while you do some gardening. Bill Haszard from Wilina Worms at Bunyah, via Nabiac, will be conducting demonstrations on how to set up worm farms at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days this year, as well as being on hand to answer any questions from visitors on the benefits of a backyard worm farm. Mr Haszard said he had been growing worms for a couple of years as a secondary part of his cattle production, using the manure from the cattle to grow the worms. But, he said, you don’t have to have cattle to have worms. “One of the main troubles is

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wonderful with waste “You can put almost any organic product into the worm farm and they’ll turn it into some great compost you can use on your garden,” Mr Haszard said. “Rather than throwing out the waste so it can be dumped into landfill, you’re recycling and getting something back from being environmentally aware.” This will be Mr Haszard’s first time exhibiting at the Mudgee field days, but after receiving good attention and feedback from visitors to his site at the Tocal Field Days, Paterson, last month, he said he was looking forward to being in Mudgee. The worm farm demonstrations will be held at 10am and 2pm on both days at site V30. RIGHT: Bill Haszard, Wilma Worms, Bunyah via Nabiac, will discuss the benefits of worm farming at Mudgee Small Farm Field Days.

In Brief NBN partner: The National Broadband Network (NBN) is here, and Harbour IT – an Australian-owned company based in Central West NSW – is placed to have an understanding of the needs of rurally-based Australians, said a company spokesman. Harbour IT has been appointed a partner to the NBN rollout and will be helping Australians get connected to internet most of us have never experienced, he said. “The NBN is a high-speed telecommunications network that will bring a fast broadband link to every home or business across Australia,” the spokesman said. “Not only will this broadband link ensure everybody has affordable ‘always-on’ access to the internet, it will also serve as a future platform for the delivery of television, movies and high definition video telephony, as well as future government services such as health and education.” Harbour IT will be located at site 565 at the Mudgee field days. ■ Contact 1300 366 1691.

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SSENTIAL Energy is back this year as the major supporter of the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days and with a site which has something for all ages and occupations. Regional general manager for Essential Energy Matt Patterson said the company’s site would focus on educating their customers about farm safety, energy efficiency, planning before you plant, and investment plans for the area. “We provide an essential service to the community and our site is about providing information to our customers and answering any questions they have,” Mr Patterson said. Employees from Essential Energy’s dedicated energy efficiency advice line will be onsite to provide visitors with simple ideas to reduce their power consumption. Farm safety will also be a focus following a number of accidents

Garden2Kitchen’s Phil Dudman, Lismore, and Julie Ray. Byron Bay, present cooking demonstrations at the Essential Energy site during last year’s field day. involving farm machinery and cooking demonstrations at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm the power network. “I would encourage farm own- and discuss how to grow your ers and managers to bring them- own food and cook fresh home selves and their staff along to grown produce. Kids can have their faces paintour site to discuss practical ways to improve their safety when ed and decorate their own Busta working around powerlines, ” Draught door snake The Essential Energy exhibit Mr Patterson said. ABC Radio personalities from will be located at site 124-126 at garden2kitchen will host daily the field days.

In Brief Fruit difference: The Fruit Salad Tree Company will present four different tree types at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days this year. James and Kerry West from Emmaville, near Glen Innes, developed the trees to bear up to six different fruits on the one plant. Customers can choose from peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots and peachcots; the citrus tree can grow oranges, mandarins, lemons, limes, grapefruits, tangelos, lemonades and pomelos; a multi-apple tree and nashi trees. Customers can have more than one variety of the same fruit on the same tree, which can suit any climatic conditions, whether cool, warm, tropical or subtropical. The fruit salad trees are suitable for both large areas and small backyards, and can be grown either in the ground or in a pot, Mrs West said. The Fruit Salad Tree Company will be located on site 108 at the field days. ■ Visit www.fruitsaladtrees.com

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Field Days Lecture Series Location: Straw Bale Building L40 Speakers organised by Watershed Landcare & Milkwood Permaculture FRIDAY Time

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9.00am

The first ever Straw Bale Landcare Office! Come hear a short talk and slide show about how the building took shape over the past couple of years... and find out what else Watershed Landcare gets up to in our region.

Thea Ridley - Watershed Landcare

10.00am

Organic Farming in China in 2012 - A fascinating overview of what is happening in the Chinese organicsmall-farm sector in 2012. Learn how organic production is being approached in China in 2012, building on thousands of years of continuous agriculture. Stephen Couling - Milkwood Permaculture

11.00am

Serious Spring Veggie Growing - Want to have your veggies jumping out of the ground and fruiting like mad this year? Learn what grows best next to what, and why, and how to do it!

12.00 noon The facts about Solar - Homes, business and schools come and find out the latest on off grid / connected, solar power, solar hot water, rebates, funding and finance. Steve Harding will give a great case study looking at a solar solution in a typical home. 1.00pm

2.00pm

Stephen Couling - Milkwood Permaculture

Steve Harding - Solar Pumping Solutions

Designing and building a solar passive home with natural materials. A short talk and slide show of straw bale and earth homes with a special focus on what it costs to build a straw bale home. The talk is followed by a straw bale building demonstration next door which shows you how to build one.

Sam Vivers Strawbale Building Assoc & Viva Homes

Direct Marketing Beef - Finding your own niche market. Rob Lennon will talk about his experience marketing his Organic Wagyu Beef through regional and city restaurants and butcher shops. Is direct marketing a growing sector?

Rob Lennon - Gundooee Organics

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10.00am

11.00am

Backyard chooks, and eggs! Mike Byron, Moderator and Medical Advisor for online Backyard Poultry will explain what you need to get started, what breed to buy and how to house, feed and care for your chooks to keep them happy, healthy and producing eggs!

Mike Byron - Backyard Poultry

Designing and building a solar passive home with natural materials. A short talk and slide show of straw bale and earth homes with a special focus on what it costs to build a straw bale home. The talk is followed by a straw bale building demonstration next door which shows you how to build one.

Sam Vivers Strawbale Building Assoc & Viva Homes

Grass-fed, broad acre egg production. Todd Fergusson will talk about new enterprises for traditional farming systems.

Todd Fergusson Farmer Brown’s Pastured Egg

12.00 noon Natural beekeeping with the Warré hive - An overview of natural beekeeping techniques and a discussion on the importance of why and how to protect our pollinators. 1.00pm

2.00pm

3.00pm

Small Farm Design Ideas - Get ideas for how your farmstead’s orchard, veggie and animal systems can work together to produce better harvests and less work for you, with simple, integrated farmstead design.

Nick Ritar - Milkwood Permaculture

Serious Spring Veggie Growing - Want to have your veggies jumping out of the ground and fruiting like mad this year? Learn what grows best next to what, and why, and how to do it!

Stephen Couling- Milkwood Permaculture

The first ever Straw Bale Landcare Office! Come hear a short talk and slide show about how the building took shape over the past couple of years... and find out what else Watershed Landcare gets up to in our region.

Thea Ridley - Watershed Landcare

The straw bale building courses at Mudgee Small Farm Field Days prove popular with visitors to the annual event.

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Poultry lecturer, Todd Fergusson, with his wife Sara with their children, and some feathered friends.


Kids��� & Family Activities What See clever dogs rounding up sheep Western Magazine Cudgegong Valley Championship Yard Dog Trials. 3 events will be run over the two days with approximately 120 dogs participating. Learn to fish and maybe catch one Experience Fishing on the Dam – sessions open to all ages, bookings at site L38 (NSW Fisheries).

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L38 Dam Have your face painted Face Painting, you can be painted as your favourite animal or even Superman- Essential Energy. 9.00am to 4.00pm 124-126 Snakes Alive!! See wild snakes & learn how to be safe Reptile Awareness Displays of Australia will present an array of snakes and lizards & will cover such topics 10.00am start, as characteristics and behaviors of reptiles, techniques & tips to avoid those bites. then every 30mins L3, 35 & 36 Find out more about fish Fisheries Info session – Covers catch and release techniques, NSW rules and regulations, fishing basics. 10.00am to 11.00am, (NSW Fisheries) 2.00pm to 3.00pm L38 Dam Mudgee Pony Club, see horses doing jumping & kids riding Mudgee Pony Club instructors will be giving lessons on jumping, sporting & dressage. There will be a musical riding demonstration. Information will be available to join as a member & members are available to talk to. 10.00am, 1.00pm L47 See what you can teach your dog Mudgee and District Kennel and Obedience Club. Beginners and advanced dog training demonstrations (puppy training, beginner, 1st, 2nd & 3rd classes). 10.00am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm L32, 641 Learn how to make your own worm farm Setting up and maintaining a worm farm for the family home (Bill Haszard, Wilina Worms). 10.00am, 2.00pm V30 Help build a scarecrow and win Join in and build a scarecrow. Entrants are encouraged to bring along themed clothing and props for building their masterpiece. Opposite the Fashion Pavilion. Starts 10,30am daily L1 Learn how to cook Cooking demonstrations with Garden2Kitchen - Essential Energy. 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm 124-126 How to ride an ATV Safely Yamaha ATV Safety Institute, Instructor Rodney Jenner will be demonstrating basic but practical riding tips to improve your safety on an ATV. Demonstrations aimed at improving the commitment to safety of ATV riders. 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm L41 SES Platypus Paddy will give tips on being safe in floodwater Paddy the platypus will be handing out information on storm & flood safety. Come & say hello or have a photo taken with Paddy & the SES members. (Mudgee Unit of the NSW State Emergency Service) 11.00am L45, 521 See girls & boys dressing up Fashion Parades - Proudly Supported by Essential Energy and Pages Event Hire. The fashion parades will showcase a variety of what is available in clothing accessories from our exhibitors on site. Entry is free. 11.00am, 1.00pm & 2.30pm L36 Have a go at milking a goat Goat milking demonstration by Leaning Oak Goat Dairy. Onlookers can have a turn at milking. 11.15am, 2.45pm L46 See emus & chicks too See emus & learn about them (Emu Logic). Information available all day 646 Wild & crazy chooks The display will include many popular breeds of poultry and some quite strange ones as well. L28, 744 Pull over rider, it’s the Mounted Police The NSW Police & their mounts will be around the site all day, see if you can see them & say G’day. around on-site Get up close to your favourite baby animal Animal Nursery - Proudly Supported by Essential Energy, Hands on farm animal nursery A display of very interesting animals for the kids to see and pat. L27, 745 Be the first one to see all these animals Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Alpacas, Poultry, Dogs, Horses, Emus. Livestock Road See the man who can make dogs do as he says Working Dog demonstrations with Winona Kelpie Stud. L30, 559 Rules for when you fish Fishing Education Trailer - ‘Perchy’ - Learn about Freshwater Rules and Regulations. ‘Fish in Farm Dams’ info. (NSW Fisheries) L16 Pretend snakes Busta Draft door snake activity, a fun craft activity for kids to grandparents, participants can decorate their own Busta Draft door snake with the fun materials provided while learning about Energy Efficiency- Essential Energy. 124-126 Basketball & other fun games Go 4 Fun is a health program that encourages children to become fitter, healthier & happier.There will be fun games, activities with prizes to be won, demonstrations & information available. Participation is encouraged (Western NSW Local Health District). V17 Feed a baby goat & give them a pat Leaning Oak Goat Dairy will have baby goats available for children to mingle with, pat and feed. Cheese tasting and purchases available all day. L46 Clever donkey & pony doing tricks Bob & ‘Benny’ his very talented Donkey will be demonstrating Donkeys in a sulky, sled, log snigging harness & under saddle. Bobs trick horse will also be performing a number of amazing & very entertaining tricks. (Donkey Society of NSW Inc) L48, 431 Very big horses Draught horses & heavy horses, see these gentle giants ploughing & having there feet trimmed. L22, 746, 747 Big old tractors puffing smoke The Cudgegong Valley Antique Machinery Club will be showcasing their range of engineering wonders of yesteryear. The demonstrations include Tractor pull, balance beam, static and working engines, various types of machinery, steam engines and more. L17 All about farmers- ‘Year of the Farmer display’, kids activity Sammy Saver money box painting competition (cost $10) & keep the box. 213A Hairy little cows See the Baidland Hill Highland cattle- they live in Mudgee. 648

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Free Information and Demonstrations Guide Unless stated, free information and demonstrations will be held on both Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July (Subject to change without notice) Time

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AGRICULTURE AGRONOMY, LAND MANAGEMENT & CONSERVATION 9.00am -10.00am

Agronomy inquiries welcome. (DPI)

L15

10.00am, 12.00 noon, 2.00pm

Scythe use & sharpening demonstrations. Display in DPI Plots.

L15

10.30pm

Rotational grazing how does it work & how well does it work in different parts of the landscape & for different classes of livestock? Tony Cox District Agronomist at Orange NSW DPI will present the research results of the Evergraze research on rotational grazing, ewes & lambs on native pastures on the central tablelands.

L15

11.15am

Production potential for Tropical pastures in the Mudgee district & central slopes. Lester McCormick Technical Specialist, Pastures North NSW DPI.

L15

11.45am

A walk & talk around the plots including white clover, lucerne, annual legumes, pasture herbs & temperate pasture grasses (DPI).

L15

2.00pm-4.00pm

Bring along any plants you would like to have identified to the agronomy tent (DPI).

Information available all day

Staff on hand from the Diagnostic & Analytical Labs to discuss various test requirements. Test kits available – water, soil, worms, olive oil (DPI).

L16

Plantation Forestry - Timber plantations have the potential to improve long-term farm resilience through the diversification of farm income. We offer advice on the Plantations & Reafforestation Act 1999 & the Code of Practice (DPI).

L16

Tocal Ag College - representative available to answer enquiries on the college’s full time courses, external studies, rural traineeships, skills recognition programs & PROfarm short courses available through the college. Comprehensive range of rural publications available. L16 Farm Biosecurity – Talk to a Grains Industry Biosecurity Officer about priority pest threats, farm biosecurity practices by growers & organic grains production. (DPI).

L16

Mid-Western Regional Council Noxious Weeds - Weed display, identification, control & programs in Mudgee region.

L16

Grain storage - See what happens to underground stored grain at the Grain Tunnel.

L14

Agronomy Plots, a living classroom - Examples of perennial & annual legumes, Perennial temperate & tropical grasses, Forage crops & native grasses. Permanent plots with a variety of planted examples. L15 AQUACULTURE 9.00am-10.00am, 11.00am-2.00pm, 3.00pm-4.00pm

Experience Fishing on the Dam – sessions open to all ages, Bookings at site L38 (NSW Fisheries).

L38 Dam

10.00am-11.00am, 2.00pm-3.00pm

Fisheries Info session – Covers catch & release techniques, NSW rules & regulations, fishing basics (NSW Fisheries).

L38 Dam

Information available all day

Fishing Education Trailer - ‘Perchy’ - Learn about Freshwater Rules & Regulations. ‘Fish in Farm Dams’ info (NSW Fisheries).

L16

FENCING 10.00am, 11.00am, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm

Demonstrations of OneSteel Waratah Fencing products.

219, 220

Fencing demonstration by John Price (former professional fencer). Introduction to basic fencing, fence design, selection for different stock & terrain. There will also be a talk on fancy front entrances for your property. Visitor participation is encouraged.

L4

HORTICULTURE / VITICULTURE / TREES 10.00am, 1.30pm

Composting Household Waste on the Farm (Living Earth Supplies).

L7

10.30am, 1.30pm

Rose Pruning, Bed Preparation & Planting. (DPI).

L8

10.30am, 2.00pm

Machine Harvesting Hazelnuts (Australian Gourmet Hazelnuts).

11.00am, 2.00pm

Fruit Tree & Grape Vine Pruning (DPI).

11.30am, 3.00pm

Farm Fruit Trees & Vegetable Gardens (Living Earth Supplies).

12.00 noon, 2.30pm

Farming Hazelnuts: A Growing Investment (Australian Gourmet Hazelnuts).

12.30pm

Qld Fruit Fly - Life Cycle & Control Methods (DPI).

1.00pm

Kerry West of Fruit Salad Trees will be educating people on the skills of grafting & general care of fruit trees for ground or pots.

Information available all day

Pests & Diseases of Fruit & Vegetables (DPI).

L16

Lawn Types (DPI).

L15

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Australian Gourmet Hazelnut Nursery.

L7

Living Earth Supplies Nursery. Plan before you plant (vegetation around powerlines) - Essential Energy.

L7 124-126

LANDCARE Fri 12.00 noon

Winner announced for the Mudgee Schools Property Planning Competition (CWCMA).

L19

Fri 12.20pm

Launch of the CWCMA photographic competition 2012.

L19

Fri 12.45pm

CWCMA Interactive display with Year of the Farmer theme. Get your face on You Tube. Tell the world what’s important to you in your catchment. Prizes offered to be involved.

L19

Information available all day

Promotion of latest incentive funding available in the Central West CMA.

L19

CWCMA display, Bio-diversity on the farm - What easy steps can you make to improve biodiversity on your farm while increasing long term productivity?

L19

CWCMA Interactive display, Bio-diversity on the farm - Fish passage, why is it important, what can you do to assist our precious native fish? Demonstration of electric quad bike.The bike has been converted from petrol to electricity as part of the Central West CMA soil carbon project.

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Watershed Landcare - Learn about some of the projects & field days, become a member today!

L8

Plant Identification - from your paddock / bushland – bring along a specimen to the Watershed Landcare botanist/grazier Christine McRae (bring a GOOD sample, including leaves/roots/stems/flowers/seeds if possible).

L8

Waterwise Garden (Watershed Landcare) – come & see some beautiful garden plants that aren’t thirsty!

L8


Free Information and Demonstrations Guide Unless stated, free information and demonstrations will be held on both Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July (Subject to change without notice) Time

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LANDCARE (con’td) Information available all day

Serrated Tussock & the innocent native bystanders. Learn how to spot the difference with live plants at Watershed Landcare! Find out about assistance available for control.

L8

LIFESTYLE STRAWBALE BUILDING Information available all day

Find out about this efficient building technique (Strawbale Building Assoc & Viva Homes).

L39

COOKING 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm

Cooking demonstrations with Garden2Kitchen - Essential Energy.

124-126

FASHION PARADES Daily 11.00am, 1.00pm & 2.30pm

Fashion Parades - Proudly Supported by Essential Energy & Pages Event Hire. The fashion parades will showcase a variety of what’s available in clothing accessories from our exhibitors on site. Entry is free.

L36

GARDENING 10.00am, 2.00pm

Setting up & maintaining a worm farm for the family home (Bill Haszard, Wilina Worms).

10.30am, 1.30pm

Rose Pruning, Bed Preparation & Planting (DPI).

11.00am, 2.00pm

Fruit Tree Pruning (DPI).

11.30am, 3.00pm

Farm Fruit Trees & Vegetable Gardens (Living Earth Supplies).

1.00pm

Kerry West of Fruit Salad Trees will be educating people on the skills of grafting & general care of fruit trees for ground or pots.

Information available all day

Pests & Diseases of Fruit & Vegetables (DPI).

V30 L8 L6, L10 L7 L7 L16

Living Earth Supplies Nursery.

L7

Permanent display of different types of vegetable gardens, ideas for your own vegetable gardens.

L8

Jackie from Horticultural Highlights will be discussing, answering queries, giving ideas about gardening, including landscaping, mulching, composting.

L8

Ann McDonald from the Lavender Station will be available to provide information & answer queries on lavender. There are various types of Lavender on display in the Lavender Plots. (supported by Merriwa Nursery).

L9

HEALTH Information available all day

Australian Breastfeeding Association Baby Change & Feed Room is available for carers of babies and small children, needing a place to change, feed or just simply rest with the children.

Near L36

Mudgee Men’s Shed - Members will be present to discuss the finer points of the shed, the concept, how it operates, special features . Visitors will be able to look through the shed & see the woodworking rooms, computer room, education rooms that are available.

L34, 514

Mudgee District Prostate Cancer Support Group - Information health & advisory, blood sugar level checks available. Department of Veteran Affairs onsite with brochures & equipment. A mini Pit Stop – Quick health check for men – brought to you by the Rural Support Program & the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (NSW DPI).

454A L16

BreastScreen NSW - information available.

10

Australian Hearing - information available.

440

Guide Dogs - information available.

C13

Western NSW Local Health District Recruitment - information available.

V17

Go 4 Fun is a health program that encourages children to become fitter, healthier & happier.There will be fun games, activities with prizes to be won, demonstrations & information available. Participation is encouraged (Western NSW Local Health District). V17 PIONEER WAY Information available all day

The Mudgee Historical Society / Colonial Inn Museum will be displaying a restored early 1950s model Austin A40 ute & a range of gold mining apparatus & early tools.

L21, 542

RENEWABLE ENERGY & EFFICIENCIES Information available all day

Energy efficiency - Essential Energy.

124-126

SAFETY 10.00am

Mudgee Unit of the NSW State Emergency Service will be demonstrating the types of jobs they undertake with the assistance of the NSW Rural Fire Service.

10.00am start, then every 30 mins

Reptile Awareness displays of Australia will present an array of snakes & lizards & will cover such topics as characteristics and behaviours of reptiles, techniques & tips to avoid those bites.

10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm

Yamaha ATV Safety Institute, Instructor Rodney Jenner will be demonstrating basic but practical riding tips to improve your safety on an ATV. Demonstrations aimed at improving the commitment to safety of ATV riders.

11.00am

Paddy the platypus will be handing out information on storm & flood safety. Come & say hello or have a photo taken with Paddy & the SES members. (Mudgee Unit of the NSW State Emergency Service) L45, 521

2.00pm

The SES will be demonstrating the work they carry out & the equipment they use to do their job. (Mudgee Unit of the NSW State Emergency Service).

Information available all day

First Aid - St John Ambulance Australia.

L45, 520, 521 L3, 35 & 36 L41

L45, 521 Centre Ring

Safety around the farm - Essential Energy.

124-126

Safety around the Home - Essential Energy.

124-126

Plan before you plant (vegetation around power lines) - Essential Energy.

124-126

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Free Information and Demonstrations Guide Unless stated, free information and demonstrations will be held on both Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July (Subject to change without notice) Time

Free Information and Demonstration Topic

Map Location

SAFETY (con’td) Information available all day

(con’)

Fire And Rescue NSW - there will be a display of Fire Safety, this will include Kitchen Fire Simulation & extinquishing Demonstration, also the Fire Safety Community Caravan will show smoke alarm activation, planning & safe evacuation from your residence. There will be a display of gear & equipment carried on the Fire Appliance. L43 NSW Rural Fire Service - will be available to talk about the varied roles within the service & the increased risk of grass fires resulting from recent rainfall. They will be educating people on the danger of grass & bush fires & how better to protect your home & property from fire. Members of the NSW RFS State Mitigation Support Services will be available to talk about the (AIDER) program. L45, 520 Mudgee Unit of the NSW State Emergency Service will be providing information to create better awareness & help prepare people for storms & floods. Become a volunteer & join the SES, information available. Members will be available to answer questions. L45, 521 NSW Food Authority - Information & leaflets available.

L16

STONE WALLS 11.00am, 2.00pm

Dry stone wall & demonstration with Maurice Berry (sessions go for 20 mins).

L8

WINES Information available all day

The Mudgee Wine Industry invites Field Day guests to The Mudgee Wine Bar to sample a variety of Mudgee Wines at stand L36. A $17 lunch showcasing our regional produce will be available including your choice of a glass of wine. (MWGGA).

L36

Taste Mudgee’s finest wines with our local produce. Discover more about food & wine matching. (MWGGA).

L36

WOODWORKING Information available all day

Mudgee & Gulgong Woodworkers will be demonstrating turning Wooden Pens, Small Bowls, Goblets & computerised routered timber signs. (Orders taken on the day)

L5, 433

ANIMAL NURSERY Proudly Supported by Essential Energy, hands on farm animal nursery - A display of very interesting animals for the kids to see & pat.

L27, 745

Central North Livestock Health & Pest Authority - Meet with the new District Veterinarian Dr Jillian Formosa who will be on hand to discuss Livestock Health issues, including toxic plants & tick fever.

any L23, 548

Central North Livestock Health & Pest Authority - Rangers will be on hand to discuss Pest Animal control, including trap displays, bait site preparation & monitoring techniques.

L23, 548

LIVESTOCK Information available all day

Biosecurity Field Vets – Do you sell livestock? - Find out about Mandatory Property ID Codes coming into effect in September (DPI).

L16

ALPACAS 2.00pm

Felting Demonstration, come & learn how to felt with Alpaca Fleece (Alpaca Central Western Region NSW).

L29, 661

Information available all day

Alpaca Central Western Region NSW will have a large number of breeders with their livestock on display.

L29, 661

Spinning Demonstrations, Alpacas for sale, products & crafts for sale (Alpaca Central Western Region NSW).

L29, 661

BUTCHERY 10.00, 1.00pm, 2.00pm

Forequarter & Hindquater of beef & Lamb - view the butchers of S & S Meats breaking down a forequarter & a Hindquarter of beef & lamb. Recipe tips also available. There will also be talks on Cattle selection, general butchery & sharpening of knives.

L12

CATTLE Feeding, Weaning, Selecting & Managing beef cattle for production & profit (DPI).

L25

10.00am, 1.00pm

Using paddock feed. Making the best of what you have got!

L25

10.30am, 1.30pm

Maximising your market return for your weaners?

L25

11.30am, 2.30pm

Managing replacement heifers, your herds future!

L25

12.00 noon, 3.00pm

Structure & its affect on longevity!

L25

Information available all day

More Beef from Pastures.

L25

General feeding & nutrition of your cattle?

L25

Utilising NLIS on farm.

L25

General management & marketing advice. The Cattle Breeds on display this year will be Brahman, Charolais, Dexter, Galloway, Highland, Limousin, 3 way Speckle Parks.

L25 Livestock Road

DOGS 7.30am start, run all day

Western Magazine Cudgegong Valley Championship Yard Dog Trials. 3 events will be run over the two days with approximately 120 dogs participating.

10.00am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm

Mudgee & District Kennel & Obedience Club. Beginners & Advanced dog training demonstrations (puppy training, beginner, 1st, 2nd & 3rd classes).

L32, 641

L31

Information available all day

Working Dog demonstrations with Winona Kelpie Stud.

L30, 559

EMUS Information available all day

Penny Henley of Emu Logic will be providing information on native bird regulations, the farming of Emus & how & why you farm Emus. Emus & Emu Chicks will be on display.

646

11.00am

GT Ferreira renowned South African breeder & Mohair producer will be speaking on Mohair production & Angora breeding (available for questions).

L12

11.15am, 2.45pm

Goat Milking demonstration by Leaning Oak Goat Dairy. Onlookers can have a turn at milking.

L46

GOATS

Sat 12.00pm Getting Started, 12.45pm Cutting the Curd, 2.15pm Hooping the Cheese Goats milk Camembert cheese making demonstration by Leaning Oak Goat Dairy. Information available all day

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Mohair Australia Ltd will have promotional CDs available, publications on the Goat industry, Goats milk soap, spinning demonstrations, Mohair products, Mohair Fleece, Angora Goats on display. President & experienced breeders will be available to answer any questions.

L46 L26, 653


Information and Demonstrations Guide Unless stated, free information and demonstrations will be held on both Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July (Subject to change without notice) Time

Free Information and Demonstration Topic

Map Location

GOATS (con’td) Information available all day

Leaning Oak Goat Dairy will have baby goats available for children to mingle with, pat & feed. Cheese tasting & purchases available all day.

L46

Central North Livestock Health & Pest Authority - Staff available to discuss NLIS for Goats, how to complete mob based transfers etc.

L23, 548

General NLIS Information for goats (DPI).

L25

The Goat breeds on display this year will be Angora & Dairy.

Livestock Road

HORSES 10.00am, 1.00pm

Mudgee Pony Club instructors will be giving lessons on jumping, sporting & dressage. There will be a musical riding demonstration. Information will be available to join as a member & members are available to talk to.

10.00am, 2.00pm

Harnessing to a vehicle & demonstration driving. (Australian Draught Horse Stud Book Society Inc).

10.00am, 2.00pm

Clydesdale & Shire horse exhibition - Pauline Mitchell & Maurice Irvine will be presenting demonstrations & education sessions on these breeds of heavy horses, their care, preparation for show, history & working ability.

L22, 747

12.00pm, 3.00pm

Foot Trimming (Australian Draught Horse Stud Book Society Inc).

L22, 746

1.00pm

Discussion of the breed standards for different breeds of heavy horse (Australian Draught Horse Stud Book Society Inc).

L22, 746

2.00pm

Harnessing to low chains for ploughing (Australian Draught Horse Stud Book Society Inc).

L22, 746

Information available all day

Draught horse members will be discussing heavy horses & their associated problems & advantages (Australian Draught Horse Stud Book Society Inc).

L22, 746

Bob & ‘Benny’ his very talented Donkey will be demonstrating Donkeys in a sulky, sled, log snigging harness & under saddle. Bob’s trick horse will also be performing a number of amazing & very entertaining tricks. (Donkey Society of NSW Inc).

L48, 431

L47 L22, 746

The NSW Police & their mounts will be around the site all day.

around on-site

POULTRY Information available all day

Poultry display organised by Pat Birchall. The display will include many popular breeds of poultry.

L28, 744

SHEEP It’s All about EWE! Looking after ewes during lambing this year (DPI).

L25

9.30am, 12.30pm

Preparing the mums in the flock: The things you need to know for a successful lambing & what’s happening in the lambing paddock? (DPI).

L25

11.00am, 2.00pm

Rain & Weight Gain: Animal Health issues to be aware of as we head towards lambing this year in a good season (DPI).

L25

Information available all day

General management & marketing advice (DPI).

L25

General NLIS Information for sheep (DPI).

L25

General feeding & nutrition of your sheep? (DPI).

L25

Central North Livestock Health & Pest Authority - Staff available to discuss NLIS for Sheep, how to complete mob based transfers etc. The Sheep Breeds on display this year will be Merino, Wiltipol, Black & Coloured, Poll Dorset.

L23 Livestock Road

MACHINERY, VEHICLES, AVIATION 12.00 noon

The (CVAMC) grand parade.

L17

12.30pm

There will be a vintage grading demonstration (CVAMC).

L17

Information available all day

Mudgee Aero Club will have various aircraft on display including the Australian designed & manufactured Jabiru, plus imported models including X-Air & Alegro. Organise a trial flight on the day.

L18

The Cudgegong Valley Antique Machinery Club will be showcasing their range of engineering wonders of yesteryear. The feature manufacturer this year will be ‘International’.The demonstrations include Tractor pull, balance beam, static & working engines, various types of machinery, steam engines & more. The club promotes all aspects of antique machinery & its restoration.

L17

Cudgegong Valley Pioneer Vehicle Club, Vintage & Veteran cars on display.

L44

The Cudgegong Cruisers will have cars on display.

L44

FIELD DAY SPECIAL

Package available at The Land (Site 402) at Mudgee Field Days

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TL1855502

$

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2012 Mudgee Small Farm Fields Days Guide