Winter forage/managed tropical grass for beef cattle PDS seminar | Casino, NSW

02 Mar 2020 09:30AM - 02 Mar 2020 03:00PM

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Location: Casino RSM, Canterbury Street, Casino, NSW

Cost: Free

This free seminar will assist producers to increase productivity through a winter forage/tropical grass production system.

MLA’s PDS program supports producers to adapt, validate and demonstrate the business value of integrating new management practices/skills into their local farming systems.

Overview of the Producer Demonstration Site:

  • demonstrating the productivity and profitability impacts on a beef herd by sowing winter forage into managed tropical grass pasture
  • breeding herd outcomes: year-round carrying capacity, reproductive rate and growth rate of calves
  • cow condition score and calf weights
  • cattle and pasture input costs and returns
  • whole-farm impacts.

What’s on the agenda?

  • Producer Demonstration Sites - how they enhance adoption of research results
  • The winter forage/tropical grass for beef cattle project - who’s involved, what they’re doing and the production parameters measured and what can be manipulated in the beef cattle production system to increase productivity, sustainability and profitability
  • Growing winter forages in our sub-tropical environment - paddock selection and management, planting options, fertiliser input and grazing management
  • Forage variety selection to match management and expected results
  • Three local producers presentations on their production system - inputs, what was recorded and the results.

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