Farmers and agricultural advisers will be getting the real deal on how to best manage grazing systems to take advantage of available feed and seasonal conditions at a free information day at the Orange Agricultural Institute (OAI) on Wednesday November 14.
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NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) research agronomist, Warwick Badgery, said participants would receive reliable data based on four years of rigorous research from the EverGraze® More livestock from perennials project.
“We’ve explored rotational and set stocking management to give farmers the information they need to get the most from their native pastures,” Dr Badgery said.
“Working with local producers the EverGraze project focussed on making a profit from livestock production while ensuring that natural resource management delivered environmental benefits.
“The information being presented will allow producers to make important decisions on whether to use set stocking or rotational grazing systems and how to best apply grazing management strategies on their farms.
“It’s about the efficient allocation of resources to meet production objectives.” Dr Badgery will also discuss the role of precision agriculture in boosting profitabliity and environmental outcomes.
DPI agronomist, Belinda Hackney, has studied the effect of soil and climate on pasture production and will outline how her findings can be applied on farm.
To complement the DPI presentations, CSIRO senior principle research scientist, Richard Simpson, will discuss the use of phosphorous to boost pasture production, future global phosphorous availability and the potential impact on local production.
Questions from the floor will be welcomed at the conclusion of the three presentations.
Following lunch at the OAI Training Centre, buses will take participants to inspect the EverGraze research site near Panuara.
EverGraze® is a Future Farm Industries CRC research and delivery partnership between NSW DPI, Australian Wool Innovation, Charles Sturt University, Department of Agriculture and Food WA, DPI Vic and Meat & Livestock Australia Limited.
Producers should register to attend the information day, which starts at 9.30 am, by telephoning OAI, 6391 3800 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org