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‘Beetles with Benefits’ Workshop and Farm Walk
2 March 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Workshop and Farm Walk
Wednesday 2 March 2022
Presentations at Balnarring Community Hall,10am-11:30am:
3035 Frankston – Flinders Rd, Balnarring
At this workshop learn all about dung beetles and how your farm can benefit from this amazing ecosystem engineer. Find out how to know if you have dung beetles and how can you ensure they stick around. This workshop is targeted to cattle farmers on the Mornington Peninsula.
Dr Russ Barrow CSU, Dung Beetle System
• The benefits of dung beetles
• Which dung beetles are found in Port Phillip and
Western Port region
• How to encourage dung beetles to your farm
• How to trap, capture and relocate dung beetles in
• Dung beetle nursery sites for new species
Dr Nikkie Chadee, District Veterinary Officer, Agriculture Victoria
Implementing livestock drenching best practices
Farm walk at dung beetle nursery site, 11:30am-1pm:
Kingston Park Stud
Please meet at 270 Red Hill Rd, parking inside the top paddock at the stockyards.
Registrations essential and all attendees need to show proof of vaccination (or approved exemption). For the health of others, please do not attend the event if you are unwell.
To ensure biosecurity, foot baths will be provided before entering the farm walk.
0427 480 170