Pastures & Cropping

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

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

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

Agriculture Victoria offers pasture seminars to sheep and beef producers

AGRICULTURE Victoria will support beef and sheep producers affected by difficult seasonal conditions with a phone/online seminar on pasture recovery next week…Read More

Sheep Central, April 12, 2019

Rural crime prevention and pasture set to steal the show at Stawell

RURAL crime and how to steal some benefit from the tough dry season will be addressed at a Perennial Pasture Systems update at Stawell in Victoria next week…Read More

Sheep Central, March 27, 2019

MLA welcomes federal assistance on pasture dieback research

MEAT & Livestock Australia has welcomed a $3 million grant for further pasture dieback research from the Minister for Agriculture & Water Resources, committing to match the Commonwealth Government’s investment dollar for dollar…Read More

Sheep Central, March 25, 2019

Global grass and seed giant to extend its reach in Australia and NZ

THE world’s biggest pasture grass and clover seed company – DLF Seeds — is set to increase its market reach after it received important Australian and New Zealand regulatory approvals for its NZ$421 million acquisition of PGW Seeds this week…Read More

Sheep Central, February 15, 2019

NSW livestock producers warned of drought-stressed sorghum poison risk

NEW South Wales graziers have been advised that drought-stressed sorghum could contain unsafe levels of prussic acid potentially leading to livestock poisoning and death…Read More

Sheep Central, February 11, 2019

Training group ChemCert seeks review and stay of registration decision

MAJOR national chemical use training group ChemCert has applied to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to review the expiry of its registration with the Australian Skills Quality Authority…Read More

Terry Sim, February 11, 2019

ChemCert withdrawal from industry training prompts questions

MAJOR national chemical use training group ChemCert has declared it is unable to deliver accredited courses, enrol new students nor issue certification to those who have completed units…Read More

Terry Sim, February 1, 2019

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