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20 July 2022

Ecotain® boosts lambing percentages

In our lamb business, we are trying to achieve a higher stocking rate with a higher lambing percentage and to get more kilograms per hectare, and so far, Ecotain’s been brilliant!
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8 February 2022

Manta Italian ryegrass is ready to grow

One of Manta growers, Tim Scott-Young said Manta provided a lot of grazing for his family’s sheep stud and mixed cropping operation. They sowed 35 hectares and were happy with its establishment. The Manta paddock was initially stocked with 340 Coopworth ewes for lambing in July and August, but by lamb marking at the start of September this was nearly tripled to 900 ewes plus all their lambs just to keep the growth under control. “Manta is leaps and bounds ahead of Knight. The speed of its growth coming out of winter is amazing.”
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Speedan being cut at Mondrook 2020
1 May 2021

Green turnaround with new Speedan

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.”

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Simon Hunt on his Mohaka paddock in Stratford, VIC
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.

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FeedEx sorghum in Gippsland, VIC
1 April 2020

FeedEx Sorghum

FeedEx sorghum was planted in Gippsland, VIC as a break crop in a rotation with peas.
Name: Shaun Mahony - Stephen Pasture Seeds
Location: Gippsland

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13 February 2020

Moving on to greener pastures

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….
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19 August 2019

Mix it up this spring to boost fodder reserves

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.
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19 August 2019

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.
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19 August 2019

Product Focus Choice chicory for lamb and milk production

Choice chicory is a productive forage herb, capable of finishing lambs and putting milk in the vat. Choice is a perennial chicory, specifically bred for persistence and disease tolerance.
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9 July 2019

Product Focus: Spring Sown Brassica Winfred, Mainstar, Hunter

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4 July 2019

A solution to feed challenges at lambing

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4 July 2019

Case Studies: Brassica's provide great spring feed options

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Titan
30 May 2019

Keith Warren

I was happy with how the Titan 5 established. You could see that it was growing taller and thicker than the other variety, especially when mowing through it.
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Bond & Knight getting a grow on
12 April 2019

Bond & Knight getting a grow on

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

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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.
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