Climate change and animal health sessions to start in NSW

In conjunction with Farmers for Climate Action, Deputy Chair Dr Angela Frimberger is holding free animal health and climate change sessions next week, as reported in Sheep Central and National Tribune.



CLIMATE change and animal health information sessions will be held across New South Wales next week.

Vets for Climate Action and Farmers for Climate Action are offering free climate change and animal health information sessions from 28 March onwards to farmers and landholders in northern New South Wales.

In the sessions, Vets for Climate Action deputy chair Dr Angela Frimberger will explain how to help livestock “weather the storm” of climate-driven events such as floods, heatwaves and droughts.

Dr Frimberger said she would also cover what farmers in the northern NSW region can do to limit emissions, and act on climate change.

“I think it’s really, really important we focus on hope in agriculture, because when we talk about the impact of climate change on animals it can be really quite confronting.

“So it’s important we also discuss solutions,” Dr Frimberger said.

Farmers for Climate Action chief executive officer Dr Fiona Davis said it was the first time the two organisations had come together to deliver training specifically relating to livestock.

“Australian farmers and their animals are on the front lines of climate change; whether it’s the floods last year or more recent grassfires in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.

“We know farmers care deeply about their animals and want to protect them from climate change impacts,” she said.

“Our recent Farming Forever Report found many farmers want more on-the-ground information sessions to help them find out about reducing emissions and becoming more resilient to climate change effects. These sessions are a small step towards this.”

Protecting Our Livestock: Climate Change and Animal Health Sessions:

Taree/Wingham: 6pm on 28 March at the Wingham Services Club

Dorrigo: 6pm on 29 March at Tallowood Cafe

Grafton: 11am on 30 March at The Village Green Hotel, Grafton

Lismore: 6pm on Thursday 30th March (location TBC)

Register your attendance here