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Lucerne Pasture | AusWest & Stephen Pasture Seeds
12 October 2018

11 tips for growing lucerne

Often regarded as the king of fodder crops, lucerne is reliable, deep-rooted perennial legume suited to dryland and irrigation systems on a range of soil types across variable climatic conditions. Lucerne's main production periods are spring, summer and autumn producing high protein, highly digestible feed whether it is for grazing, silage or haymaking. To get the most out of your lucerne stand, good management is critical and starts even before sowing. These are our top 11 tips for giving your lucerne stand the best start.

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Sheep grazing One50 | AusWest & Stephen Pasture Seeds
12 October 2018

Management of ryegrass

To get the best out of ryegrass it needs to be well managed. Find out how the Alexander's at Walpa in Eastern Victoria have managed their One50 AR37 perennial ryegrass and Knight Italian ryegrass pastures for productivity and persistence.
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Choice roots
11 October 2018

Choice roots

Check out the taproot on the Choice chicory plants we dug up today. The deep taproot helps Choice to make the best of rain and irrigation and produce more feed during a dry spring summer period.
Name: Aaron - AusWest Seeds
Location: ARMIDALE

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A Thumping amount of feed
04 October 2018

A Thumping amount of feed

These steers are enjoying a feed of Thumpa Italian ryegrass at Hannam Vale. This paddock was originally sown as a dairy support block for silage production, but is flexible enough to do the job on this mob first.
Name: Aaron - AusWest Seeds
Location: Hannam Vale NSW

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Cereal workshop | AusWest & Stephen Pasture Seeds
04 October 2018

Dual-purpose cereals workshop

EVENT: Managing dual-purpose grazing cereals in NSW Farming Systems hosted by NSW DPI. FREE Grower and agronomist workshop with interactive morning session with key industry speakers followed by visit to a grazing cereal technology trial site in afternoon. 11 Oct 2018 Cudal and 17 Oct 2018 Holbrook. Click through for all the details.
Location: Cudal & Holbrook
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Bond forage oats at the Manildra trial
28 September 2018

Bond forage oats at the Manildra trial

The AusWest and Stephen Pasture Seeds team spent time looking at broadacre trials this week across New South Wales. Our Bond forage oats certainly put a smile on Aaron’s face.
Name: Kate - AusWest Seeds
Location: Manildra

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Rongai Lab Lab
21 September 2018

Summer forage and legume options

We often think only of forage sorghum when someone mentions ’summer forage'. In the current conditions where many areas are in severe drought the primary need is for quick feed, seed shortages of these will mean producers may need to look at other options such as the legumes cowpeas, lablab and soybean. Most of these can be utilised by grazing or cut for silage or hay and many offer regrowth potential. The quality of these crops can be variable and needs to be managed well to achieve the best results.
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Titan 5 flowers | AusWest & Stephen Pasture Seeds
21 September 2018

Our top 5 summer feed options to sow right now!

With soil temperatures rising and rain on the horizon as we official move into to spring, now is the perfect time to start sowing seed for high quality summer feed. Here are our top 5 spring sown summer feed options that can be sown now.

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Solid Recomendation
10 September 2018

Solid Recomendation

From now on if other farmers ask what ryegrass to grow I’ll be recommending Mach 1 ryegrass. On 35mm of rain - Outstanding
Name: Peter Reeves
Location: Wingham

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Lyttle Tonic | AusWest & Stephen Pasture Seeds
07 September 2018

John Lyttle

I am impressed with the persistence. After it has been dry there is still good plant populations. I don’t know what the stuff lives on. It is also still green after very heavy frosts. I have eaten the plantain down to the dirt and it comes back every time. What we see today was down to the dirt 6 weeks ago with the 430 lambs, we have had a hard autumn and little winter rain since I took the lambs off and it will be ready to graze again in 3 weeks’ time. It’s great for animal health. Wiener lambs don’t scour and I don’t have worm problems and the lambs fatten more evenly, more so than other pastures.
Location: Tirrannaville

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