Pastures & Cropping

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

Top hay season across eastern and southern Australia

AUSTRALIAN farmers have made their best quality hay for a decade with feed and visual tests easily outstripping the previous season…Read More

Sheep Central, February 19, 2024

York family plans sheep flock rebuild in WA wheatbelt

WESTERN Australia’s York family at Tammin is planning to rebuild its sheep numbers next year in order to ensure risk is spread in what looks like being another year of high input costs for cropping, and in the face of ongoing issues with herbicide resistance…Read More

Liz Wells, December 2, 2022

DPIRD harvests future in 10-year crop-livestock trial

TRIAL crops from a long-term Future Farming Systems cropping-livestock project are being harvested in Western Australia for the first time, providing a unique comparison between various broadacre production approaches…Read More

Sheep Central, November 18, 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

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

NFF proposes drought exit packages, but ALP says no

A CALL for exit assistance for drought-affected farmers has failed to win the support of the Australian Labor Party…Read More

Sheep Central, October 23, 2019

Australian superfine wool seminar to focus on industry’s challenges

MEETING the challenges of top wool production will be a focus of the 2019 Australian Superfine Wool Growers’ Association’s seminar and fleece competition this month…Read More

Sheep Central, May 6, 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

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

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