Pasture Update coming to Grafton
15 February 2017
North Coast beef and dairy producers will have the opportunity to hear the latest in local pasture and feedbase research at the NSW Pasture Update to be held in Grafton on 23 February.
Julie Dart, Senior Land Services Officer said the Pasture Update will combine a field trip and technical talks aimed at farmers who are interested in maintaining healthy and productive pastures.
“The event will have particular relevance to beef and dairy farmers but we are confident that all farmers will benefit from attending,” Ms Dart said.
The event will be held on Thursday 23 February at the South Grafton Serviceman’s Club starting at 9 am. A bus will run from the Club for a morning farm tour, returning to the club for lunch and afternoon speakers.
Presentations will be provided by NSW Department of Primary Industries, BGA AgriServices, Meat and Livestock Australia, Northern Cooperative Meat Company and South Australia Meat Research Council (SAMRC).
Topics to be covered include; Direct grazing of standing maize to fill the autumn feed quality gap, Local tropical pasture trial, Healthy soils for Productive pastures, Beef Growth rates on summer pastures and Assessing your own Grazing management.
Meat and Livestock Australia will also be discussing current investment in pasture research and how producers can have a say in the ongoing investment in research through SAMRC forums.
There is a small fee of $20 to participate and interested farmers must register with the NSW Grassland Society via their website.
There will also be a bus leaving from Casino for farmers who wish to use this service.
Julie Dart, Senior Land Services Officer 02 6659 9406
Todd Andrews and David Bennett from DPI in the maize crop that participants will visit during the farm tour.