Bush Tucker Day Cancelled: The Trundle Bush Tucker Day committee announced the cancellation of Trundle Bush Tucker Day on 4th September with great sadness. “Given the unpredictable nature of the current COVID situation in NSW, we feel it is not safe to proceed with the planning of TBTD 2021.” The committee thanked all volunteers and people in the background helping to make the event come together, with planning and commitment all year around. “We would also like to thank the community of Trundle, our generous sponsors, stall holders, food vendors, entertainment, Parkes Shire Council and most importantly our ticket holders! This has been a difficult decision to make, but was based on the safety of our region and our community here at Trundle.”
Technology And Homelessness: Technology can be the key to helping curb homelessness by playing a part in helping to create environments where people with rooms to spare can provide much needed aid to homeless people. A program like the Mend App gives the public an opportunity to help those who are homeless in their community by taking action instead of simply walking by. The app will send a report to local services with a request to check on this individual, and ensure they are receiving the care they need, while also analysing in real time a more accurate picture of what is happening for rough sleepers and couch surfers in NSW. Another way the public can assist is through the text line and web platform Mend: Couch Surfers. Download the Mend app in the App Store or Google Play.
Best Spring For Cattle: Cattle producers are expected to experience the best spring in recent memory, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) latest Australian Cattle Industry Projections. MLA’s Market Information Manager Stephen Bignell said: “With a favourable three-month weather outlook signaling a strong spring, average adult carcase weights are set to rise significantly leading to higher weight gain. Carcase weights have been revised 11kg higher to average 311.7kg and slaughter will remain depressed, with the 2021 volume expected to hit 6.3 million head.” He said the national herd is estimated to reach 26 million head this year, 5% above 2020 levels.