Livestock

Bushfire-affected red meat producers can access support

By Rodney Woods

Red meat producers hit by the summer's bushfires can access free one-on-one support from a local farm management consultant thanks to a partnership between the Victorian Government and Meat & Livestock Australia.

The ‘Back to Business’ initiative, which is being co-ordinated by Agriculture Victoria with financial support from MLA, will provide fire-affected red meat producers with the expert advice they need to develop a strategic recovery plan.

Producers will have access to an experienced consultant who has an in-depth understanding of livestock farming systems from an integrated technical and financial perspective.

During the sessions, producers will be given tailored support to assess their current situation, work through the key issues and opportunities, and prioritise what actions to take.

All red meat producers, including sheep, cattle and goat, who have been affected by the recent bushfires are eligible to apply.

For more information on the ‘Back to Business’ program or to register your interest, contact the Victorian state co-ordinator Lyndon Kubeil at Agriculture Victoria by phoning 5761 1649 or emailing: lyndon.kubeil@agriculture.vic.gov.au

This program is one of several activities the government is delivering to support farmers to recover from the fires.

For more information, visit: agriculture.vic.gov.au/bushfires