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Paul Barnett took his chance and sowed 40 hectares of the new Speedan, after his Mondrook farm received 25 mm of rain in late November 2019.
True to its name, the Speedan was up to 750 mm in height and being grazed within five weeks. Not only that, but the Speedan was also outperforming his usual sorghum feed in terms of leaf area and resilience.
This autumn, Mr Barnett conserved 1000 round bales of Speedan silage, plus grazed it every day.
“I’ll certainly be looking to grow Speedan again next spring on my lighter country because it did so well there, even in the tough conditions.”
1 February 2021
Mohaka produced plenty of high-quality feed
Mohaka has performed well, producing plenty of high-quality feed, and the cattle really went for it. However, the real test has been the way it has survived two flooding episodes at my place and has grown really well, right into the early summer. It is still green now towards the end of January, and very strong in the drill rows.
1 April 2020
FeedEx sorghum was planted in Gippsland, VIC as a break crop in a rotation with peas.
Challenging convention is at the heart of the Davis family’s dairy farming operation, so it’s no surprise they are moving away from perennial ryegrass to some exciting new pasture species.
Reggie and Tanya Davis and their four children milk 600 Holstein cows grazing on 260 hectares of pastures near Cobden….
Seed mixes can offer a range of benefits to graziers looking to diversify their home-grown feed supplies. Shaun Mahony, Area Sales Manager for Stephen Pasture Seeds in central and southern Victoria, has two top picks for this spring, SPS Forage Blend Plus and SPS Silage Blend.
Case study: Premier Digit / Bambatsi Panic mix use in cattle breeding operations. - Romani Pastoral Company
Windy Station has been using subtropical pasture mixes for several years in their beef operation at Blackville near Quirindi in northern NSW. They have found that a Premier Digit and Bambatsi Panic mix gives them maximum production from their red sloping soils.
Three week old Bond oats and Knight Italian ryegrass is getting going following rain at Marlee, near Wingham. This feed will be used to grass fatten bullocks destined for MSA graded beef.
Name: Aaron - AusWest Seeds
Location: Marlee NSW
5 April 2019
Italian ryegrass - integral to high performance for northern Victoria dairy
With the rising cost of water impacting irrigated dairy's profitability in northern Victoria, farmers are now looking to sow higher yielding high-quality pasture species which typically use less water. The Heap family have turned to new generation Italian ryegrass varieties such as Knight, Thumpa and Asset, to make the most of their limited water resources in tough times, producing more feed in a shorter planting window.
Today some of the team spent the day sowing trials at the ANFD site at Borenore near Orange NSW. Trials including Cocksfoot, forage oats, dual-purpose oats and other forage cereals were sown.
Name: Kate - AusWest Seeds
28 March 2019
Fueling the Yarringtons
BMR Fuel forage sorghum has given the Yarrington family of Dolly's Flat a valuable feed wedge. So far the crop has yielded 1 cut of silage and is on its second grazing. BMR Fuel allows Rod and Natasha to grow a bulk of feed while cleaning up problem paddocks.