Modelling conducted by Andrew Bathgate examining the optimum mix of crop and livestock. Valueable to find the 'tipping point' in enterprise mix.
Investigate the effects of grazing livestock in no-till paddocks on soil structure, soil compaction and soil moisture, weed seed burial and carbon/nitrogen cycling in no-till farming systems. In two seasons, on soils in the Mallee and Wimmera, modest Autumn grazing of no-till crop stubbles had no measurable effect on crop yield , quality or weed seed burial.
Test whether sheep grazing in no-till systems damages soil and reduces crop yields. Research conducted in Temora and Condobolin. Sheep grazing on stubbles and crops do not reduce crop yields provided summer weeds are controlled and at least 70% stubble cover (2-3 t/ha cereal stubble) is maintained.
Grazing forage brassicas.
Evaluate a vigorous hybrid canola variety in a low rainfall Mallee environment for its grazing value at different growth stages and its ability to reciover from grazing.
Comparison of dry matter production available for forage and plant recovery after grazing of the forage barley variety Moby with that of Hindmarsh barley and Correll wheat.
In the southern Victorian Mallee environment, grazing crops intended for grain production can be risky, with potential penalties to grain yield and/or quality.
To evaluate the suitability of different wheat and barley varieties for both grazing and grain production, when sowm early in the cropping program in low rainfall.
Huge potential to improve the profitability of livestock enterprises through improved grazing management while maintaining and enhancing the soil resource that these enterprises rely upon. Past estimates show that only 20-30% of feed grown is actually eaten by stock but 40 to 50% use of paddock feed is considered sustainable.
Increasing lamb survival rates in low rainfall environments.
Grazing cereal and vetch crops and measuring impact on subsequent yield. 2 farmer demonstrations.
Grazing medics, feed value, grass free.
Describes negligible impact of crop and stubble grazing on crop yield and soil structure in no til system in both high and low rainfall mixed farming zones.
The integration of cropping and grazing remains a major management challenge in the Mallee. Technology such as portable fencing systems and virtual fencing potentially offer a solution to improve grazing ...
A farmer and adviser friendly guide that updates the latest collation of grazing crop work from the Grain and Graze 2 program.
Using supplements - opportunity for improved production on grazing crops.