Farmers are being asked to take care of effluent and ensure the safety of stock ahead of “Gypsy Day” tomorrow.
A number of farms will change hands at the end of the 2011/2012 season on 31 May, as sharemilkers take up new contracts.
Farmers will take to the road moving cattle up and down the country, and are being asked to be mindful of their animals effluent during their transport.
Federated Farmers sharemilking spokesperson Ciaran Tully says the clean movement of stock is paramount.
“It isn’t a good look to leave roads covered in effluent when it can be minimised by planning ahead,” he says.
““If farmers are moving stock on roads please make sure you have permits from your local council. Have plenty of staff on hand and wear helmets and high visibility clothing if your team are operating quads and bikes.”
Tully also called on motorists to be patient if they themselves stuck behind a convoy of cattle trucks, and to avoid using their horns and spooking stock.
Selection of stock
Prepare stock for travel
At the new farm