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Boyd Holden is coming to Tocal

Boyd-holdenBoyd Holden, is coming to Tocal! Boyd is one of the top livestock handling trainers and consultants in Australia working for the MLA, MINTRAC, Workcover and other organizations involved with livestock handling and runs training in livestock around Australia, and from Russia, the Middle East to Indonesia.

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Diploma studies online offer flexibility

Enrol-now-diplomasTocal College is currently taking mid year enrolments for their two online Diploma courses in Agriculture and Conservation & Land Management. Course Supervisor of the CLM Diploma, Mr David Brouwer explains: "These Diplomas are available by external studies only, so students don't need to attend classes or residentials. So the course is extremely flexible, and students can work at their own pace."

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Work experience with a difference at Tocal

Work-experience-with-a-differenceSeven students from three local high schools spent a week at Tocal preparing steers to go out to local high schools as the Tocal School Steers Challenge kicks off for 2014. In the competition each of 12 local schools take a 9 month old steer back to their Agricultural plot where they feed it and teach it to lead.

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Making silage and hay to prepare for uncertain feed outlook

MakingSilageWith forecasts of an El Nino later in 2014 now is the time for stockowners to be planning for dry conditions and an uncertain feed outlook.

Making silage and hay and using it efficiently is one way farmers can prepare. It can also help cover the seasonal winter feed shortage.

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