Pastures & Cropping

Lamb producers spread grain to maximise lamb and ewe survival

WESTERN Victorian sheep producers forced to lamb down ewes on rain-starved sub-optimal pastures have successfully spread grains and pulses in lambing paddocks as a substitute for the current lack of pasture…Read More

Terry Sim and Liz Wells, June 26, 2024

Fungi gives cropping and sheep operation its latest lift

INTRODUCTION of beneficial fungi is boosting yields and building soil carbon on the Nicholson family’s 4000ha mixed-farming operation at Pinnacle, south of Forbes in the Central West of New South Wales…Read More

Liz Wells, June 14, 2024

Too many paddocks being lost to fall armyworm

GRAZIERS and dairy farmers as well as grain growers and advisors are invited to register for an online fall armyworm update information being held on Wednesday 1 May this week…Read More

Sheep Central, April 29, 2024

Grassland society commits to fight for its future

THE future of a society that has connected livestock farmers, scientists and agricultural consultants for 65 years is on the line, according to farm consultant Tim Prance…Read More

Sheep Central, March 27, 2024

Poor hay storage could be a long-term industry problem

ABOUT a third of the hay produced in southern Australia this season won’t be able to be sold through Feed Central’s consignment system after being left uncovered and damaged by rain…Read More

Sheep Central, February 9, 2024

Timely update of Victorian stubble grazing resource

A RESOURCE for farmers intending to graze crop stubble has had a timely update by Agriculture Victoria as the state’s grain harvest draws to a close and following recent rainfall…Read More

Sheep Central, January 17, 2024

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

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