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Carrick oats | AusWest & Stephen Pasture Seeds
14 December 2018

6 traits to consider when selecting a new cereal variety

Cereal growers have access to more new varieties than ever before with extensive breeding programs and significant investment from breeding companies. Choosing the right variety for your cropping enterprise can be a challenge. When making the selection of a new cereal variety to grow on your farm it is important to have all the information and excellent resources for this are available including our Autumn Crop Guide, which will be, which will be released early in 2019, as well as the 2018 NSW DPI Winter Crop Variety Sowing Guide. The following attributes are the key drivers to selecting the right cereal for you.
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Grass weed control with HDL | AusWest & Stephen Pasture Seeds
14 December 2018

Protecting your quality feed from weeds and pests

With autumn fast approaching this year, more than most, the focus will be on maximising pasture production early after a summer of expensive hay and fodder rations.Focusing on a few key agronomic principles can greatly impact on farm profitability by decreasing both the quantity of bought in feed but more importantly the quality of feed available for grazing. Control of grass weeds in pastures (winter grass, barley grass, and silver grass) is an ongoing problem. Decreasing losses from grass weed infestations requires planning to reduce the potential to contaminate autumn pasture renovations.
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Tonic Dustins
04 December 2018

Dustin Kemp

It is great for weaning lambs onto. I have sent a lot of lambs over the hooks off this paddock.
Location: Cowaribin

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Wheat maturities
21 November 2018

Wheat maturities

The maturity difference between Condo (LHS) and Coolah (RHS) wheats was evident in these irrigated plots near Gooloogong, NSW. Condo is a quick maturing AH variety and Coolah an APH Gregory type adapted to a range of environments across NSW.
Name: Sarah - AusWest Seeds
Location: Gooloogong

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Knight establishing | AusWest & Stephen Pasture Seeds
19 November 2018

7 tips for autumn sowing

Proper planning and preparation is essential to grow as much home grown forage as possible, and now is the time to start thinking about growing feed for next season. With many regions of Australia experiencing dry conditions and feed becoming scarce, pasture renewal is an important factor to consider before sowing time in autumn to ensure quality feed on your farm. For successful pasture and crop establishment, preparation of paddocks is required well in advance of the time you need to sow. Here are our seven tips to get you on the front foot for autumn sowing right now.
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Bull Mix at Lockadee | AusWest & Stephen Pasture Seeds
19 November 2018

Getting the mix right - Perennial grasses

When designing a pasture mix for your farm it is important to consider the whole production system, and the environment in which you are working. Rangers Valley Feedlot in Glen Innes and Lockadee at Deepwater, both in NSW, are two examples of how pasture planning and selecting the right species and varieties can be highly beneficial for a grazing operation.
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Illabo wheat
06 November 2018

Illabo wheat

Irrigated Illabo wheat, near Forbes. This paddock was grazed for 4 weeks then locked up at the end of July. Five month old sucker lambs finished on the Illabo topped the Forbes market at the time. Illabo is a new dual purpose wheat that will be available this season.
Name: Sarah - AusWest Seeds
Location: Forbes

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Mach 1 doing the job
31 October 2018

Mach 1 doing the job

Mach 1 is doing a great job with this mob of Angus X heifers, getting them up towards joining weights for a November joining at Yarrowitch NSW.
Name: Aaron - AusWest Seeds
Location: Yarrowitch

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What are you looking at?
31 October 2018

What are you looking at?

This bloke is in top working order after grazing this “Bull mix” at Deepwater NSW. The mix contained Savvy cocksfoot, Atom Praire grass, Titan 7 lucerne, Tonic plantain, Gala Brome grass, Urana and arrow leaf clover.
Name: Aaron - AusWest Seeds
Location: Deepwater

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Beautifull Backgrounders
31 October 2018

Beautifull Backgrounders

This 2 year old Hummer MaxP tall fescue and Savvy cocksfoot mix is doing a great job backgrounding these steers at Rangers Valley.
Name: Aaron - AusWest Seeds
Location: Rangers Valley

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