Pastures & Cropping

Hay shortage emerges after floods drown growing area

A SHORTAGE of high quality hay across the country has been attributed to a combination of widespread flooding in prime growing areas and high grain prices…Read More

Eric Barker, December 8, 2022

Feedgrain Focus: South softens as harvest cranks up

SOUTHERN feed wheat and barley prices have dropped around $10-$15 a tonne in the past week, reflecting an improving outlook for harvest and deliveries…Read More

Liz Wells, November 30, 2022

Weather and mice say order hay and feed now

AUSTRALIAN farmers are being urged not to hold back ordering hay if they believe they will need high-quality feed this winter…Read More

Sheep Central, May 17, 2021

Giant winter crop predicted for Australia

AUSTRALIA’S winter crop production will be the second biggest harvest on record, the national commodity forecaster has predicted…Read More

Sheep Central, February 17, 2021

Warakirri Cropping turns to discs, stripper fronts and sheep

WARAKIRRI Cropping is achieving production and economic efficiencies by switching to stripper-front harvesting and reintroducing sheep…Read More

Neil Lyon, Grain Central, February 8, 2021

Crop exports expected to play bigger role in export volumes

HIGHER Australian crop production is expected to help cropping products take over from livestock in export volumes in 2020-21, according to ABARES’ December quarter 2020 Agriculture Commodities report…Read More

Sheep Central, December 7, 2020

New fodder industry leader is focused on year-round quality

AUSTRALIA’S fodder industry needed to focus on producing better products year-round for livestock producers, according to the sector’s new leader…Read More

Sheep Central, September 28, 2020

Water trading focus in Agriculture Victoria webinar

WATER trading will be the focus of the first in a series of irrigation webinars to be run this Spring by Agriculture Victoria…Read More

Sheep Central, September 9, 2020

MLA and government invest $5.4 million for pasture dieback research

MEAT & Livestock Australia and the Federal Goverment will invest $5.4 million in new research projects investigating pasture dieback after it re-emerged following widespread rain across parts of Queensland and was confirmed on New South Wales’ north coast…Read More

Sheep Central, April 15, 2020

NSW DPI warns of toxic failed crop hay risk for livestock

HAY from failed crops with high nitrate levels could be kill livestock this year, recent testing data from the NSW Department of Primary Industries has shown…Read More

Sheep Central, October 31, 2019

Matching stocking rate to pasture productivity is crucial

MORE than 25 percent of pasture productivity could be lost by not matching stocking rate to carrying capacity during dry times, according to grazing consultant Bart Davidson…Read More

Sheep Central, June 12, 2019

Free sub clover test call to map high oestrogen cultivar areas

A FREE test service to determine the oestrogen content of sub clover pastures is being offered to southern Australian sheep producers keen to maximise their lamb production…Read More

Sheep Central, April 16, 2019

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