Summary of work being done on better pastures and nutrition.
Oaten hay production in the southern Mallee / northern Wimmera 2001
Reports on a trial conducted at Derrinallum in Victoria on the effects of different types of drainage (humps and hollows, raised beds) on pasture production.
A fact sheet answering frequently asked questions around establishing cereals into lucerne.
Yaloak Estate manager John Sheehan talks about oversowing grazing oats into established lucerne on raised beds to fill the winter feed gap in south west Victoria,
Prepared by the National Feedbase Team, this paper examines the pros and cons of introducting perennial pastures and fodder shrubs into a cropping operation. It examines suitable species, where they should be located, removal before cropping and monocultures or mixes.
This study produced by the CSIRO examines the effect of retaining sorghum stubble after hervest to provide fodder rather than removal by spraying. Soil water implications and the subsequent effect on the next crop are compared to the extra forage added by sorghum regrowth.
Craig Forsyth from Erwin in WA explains his motivations to change a cropping operation to grazing through using annual and perennial species.
Geoff Chase from Naromine NSW describes is cattle operation using old man saltbush and cell grazing.
Cropping, Merinos and cross-bred sheep, plus lambs. Cadiz serradella and Dalkeith subclover sown into annual pastures, saltland pastures, lucerne, tagasaste.
Cell grazing beef cattle, subtropical perennial grasses.
Mixed farming, cropping, tagasaste, sheep, trade cattle. Boosting stocking rates.
Sheep and wool, subtropical perennial grasses.
Cattle, tagasaste, subtropical perennial grasses. Extended growing season.
Cropping, Merino sheep. Salt country, Eucalypts and saltbush alleys, perennial grasses and lucerne.
Wheat-lupins or wheat-pasture. Merino sheep, Salt country, perennial grasses and saltbush.
Cropping, Merino sheep, saltbush.
Cropping, Merino sheep, Salt country, puccinellia, tall wheat grass, saltbush, bluebush.
Wagon wheel cell grazing, cattle, tagasaste, subtropical perennial grasses. Share profit alliance to finish cattle for export.
Cropping, bluebush, Angus calttle.
Cropping, tagasaste, subtropical perennial grasses on white sandy soils., Murray Grey cattle and sheep.
Cropping, Merino ewes, breeding and trade cattle, tagasaste, subtropical perennial grasses.
Grazing, cropping, stud Merinos, cattle. Salt country planted to saltbush, Rhodes grass and more.
Cropping, Merinos, prime lambs, Damaras and Dorpers. Lucerne, saltbush and tagasaste.
Angus cattle, sheep, feedlot. Cropping, perennial grasses, tagasaste.
Angus cattle, annual pastures ryegrass, blue lupins, Dalkeith and Balansa clover, tagasaste.
Queensland agronomist Michael Castor describes his shift in thinking about the role of livestock in a no till system,
A CSIRO report modelling the effects of introducing lucerne into a cropping system in the Avon region of WA..