Pastures & Cropping

Rabobank award winner manages transition from Queensland to Victoria

A QUEENSLAND wool grower’s son working in Victoria has taken out the 2019 Rabobank Business Development Prize from a field of some of Australia and New Zealand’s leading young farmers…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 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

WA sheep producers warned about early return to grazing

WESTERN Australian livestock producers have been urged to continue their supplementary feeding programs, despite widespread – yet variable – rainfall over the past week…Read More

Sheep Central, June 12, 2019

‘Nuts and bolts’ of livestock grazing are on workshop menu

AGRICULTURE Victoria will run series of two-day workshops to give livestock farmers the “nuts and bolts” around good grazing management…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2019

Littleproud and Fitzgibbon stoush over land clearing and ag visas

LABOR was accused of lying over its national native vegetation law intentions and federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud was roasted over the Coalition’s inaction on ag visas at the National Press Club’s agricultural leaders debate yesterday…Read More

Terry Sim, May 9, 2019

Grassland society sets membership aim with its first industry officer

LEADING temperate grassland farmer body, the Grassland Society of Southern Australia, has appointed its first industry officer to help grow membership by at least 10 percent a year…Read More

Sheep Central, April 29, 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

Perennial ryegrass pastures in high rainfall areas hit by plant deaths

SHEEP and beef producers are being advised to assess the extent of plant deaths in their pastures before releasing stock from feedlots and sacrifice paddocks, and especially in high rainfall..Read More

Sheep Central, April 15, 2019

Sheep rivalling cattle as western Qld restocks after rain

SHEEP are re-emerging as an attractive restocking option after recent rain for properties in Queensland’s central west that converted to cattle during the low wool price years of the 1990s and 2000s…Read More

James Nason, April 12, 2019

Lower lamb prices, exclusion fencing and light rain spells opportunity for some

FALLING sheep and lamb prices, exclusion fencing growth and an expected short season providing short-term grazing has prompted limited sheep purchases by Queensland producers…Read More

Terry Sim, March 8, 2019

Monaro sheep and beef producers to learn new skills for profitability

SHEEP meat and beef producers in New South Wales’ Monaro region will get tips on improving farm productivity at a free Meat & Livestock Australia workshop at Nimmitabel next week…Read More

Sheep Central, March 5, 2019

Wool grower Hugh has designed his own Smart Fencer for you

WOOL grower Hugh McKay’s dislike of farm fencing has led to an innovation that could slash time and labour on the fenceline…Read More

Sheep Central, March 1, 2019

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