Glen Innes pasture update attracted an audience from a wide area

The pasture update focused on pasture establishment, including planting machinery, results from comparative trials on a range of alternative fertilizers. Advances in precision agriculture were also covered.The day started out with formal presentations in the morning discussion on the range of pasture machinery and then the afternoon followed with two farm visits, the first was at Sam and Bea Bakers “Yiri North” and the Burridge family property “Glendon Vale”.

Speakers on the day were Fiona Leech, South East Local Land Services, Lewis Kahn AIMS Ag, Cameron Allan, Meat and Livestock Australia, Mark Trotter, UNE and Mick Duncan, pasture agronomist. Mark Pietsch “Yarraford Station”, joined the speakers during the panel session.

The NSW Pasture Update series is coordinated by The Grassland Society of NSW Inc. and funded by Meat and Livestock Australia. The Grassland Society partners with other organisations to deliver the Updates across the state. The Grassland Society is pleased to have been able to partner with GLENRAC to present the Glen Innes Pasture Update 15 May 2015.

More info and links to presentations from the day are also available at the Glenrac website here.

Glen Innes Pasture Update 15 May 2015

Sam Baker “Yirri North” explaining to attendees at the Pasture Update how he establishes pastures.


Mick Duncan Agronomist Armidale, speaking on pasture establishment at “Yirri North”.

Glen Innes Pasture Update 15 May 2015

A large display of equipment at the pasture update held at NSW DPI, Glen Innes Research and Advisory station.

Tillage radish at Glen Innes pasture update

The large crowd of attendees, at the Pasture Update, inspecting the tillage radish forage crop at “Glendon Vale”.

Ranald and Henry Burridge "Glendon Vale" Pasture Update

Ranald and Henry Burridge “Glendon Vale” discussed their choice of tillage radish at the Glen Innes Pasture Update.

The Panel at Glen Innes

The Panel at the Glen Innes Pasture Update, L to R: Lewis Kahn Aims Ag, Mark Trotter UNE, Mark Pietsch “Yarraford Station”, Fiona Leech South East Local Land Services, Mick Duncan Agronomist Armidale.