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Dual Purpose Crops – Do they add value?

13 Mar 2024 07:00PM - 13 Mar 2024 08:00PM

Location: online webinar

The Productivity & Profitability series presents new and topical information to help southern producers increase the success of their businesses. Beef, sheep and goat producers can listen to a diverse range of expert speakers present webinars to aid on-farm decision making.

Shawn McGrath is an agricultural scientist and Senior Research Fellow at the Gulbali Institute at Charles Sturt University. He completed a PhD considering the context of grazing reproducing ewes on dual-purpose wheat and has since been part of several other research projects investigating the utilisation of dual-purpose crops in farming systems and the prevention of metabolic diseases in sheep associated with crop grazing. 

The webinar covers:

  • The opportunity of dual-purpose crops to increase profitability in mixed-farming enterprises.
  • Management requirements of dual-purpose crops to optimise livestock production and grain yield.
  • Forage quality and expected growth rates from grazing dual-purpose crops.

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