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Video: A ryegrass with heat insurance

By Lucy Damin | March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pasture Genetics Territory Manager Dean Lombardozzi at Tatura, Victoria, illustrates how Pasture Genetics Mona Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass can hold its condition and produce quality feed even in warm summer conditions experienced during typical Australian summers. “Mona was mainly bred for its late flowering date, it’s good winter production, and it’s tiller density.”

Celebrating milestones

By Lucy Damin | March 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Celebrating milestones

Ash Jarvis first walked into Pasture Genetics Wingfield warehouse 15 years ago, at the age of 17. As a new starter, Ash learnt the ropes. He became efficient in mixing seed, driving the forklifts and the truck, and maintaining the machinery. Quickly, his outstanding work ethic became obvious. Hired by Pasture Genetisc General Manager Rob Damin, Rob […]

Media: Goulburn Post – Flock Ewe winners crowed at the show

By Lucy Damin | February 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Media: Goulburn Post – Flock Ewe winners crowed at the show

In front of a large crowd of well over 260 people […] Mr Treweeke thanked all competitors, sponsors and judges for their efforts in making the competition such a great success and the welcome he received by all involved in the competition. In the spring shorn Gavin and Casper McDonald “Aberdeen” Diamond Road were first. This […]

Local Focus: Tower Tall Fescue – quality pasture for longer

By Hugh Graham | February 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Local Focus: Tower Tall Fescue – quality pasture for longer

Many growers have come to Pasture Genetics, detailing difficulties in the persistence of their perennial ryegrass based pastures. It appears all too often, perennial ryegrasses have been bred for yield in a trial situation, rather than persistence in a paddock. Varieties are losing the ability to produce a highly tillered plant with a low growing […]

Local Focus: Ansa Diploid Perennial Ryegrass in the Goulburn Valley

By Dean Lombardozzi | February 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Local Focus: Ansa Diploid Perennial Ryegrass in the Goulburn Valley

Perennial ryegrass has come a long way since older varieties, such as Victorian perennial ryegrass. New genetics are assisting growers in obtaining greater yields and improving quality. Pasture Genetics Ansa Diploid Perennial Ryegrass, has been a proven performer in the Goulburn Valley of Victoria for almost five years now. Pasture Genetics began trialling Ansa Diploid Perennial Ryegrass in […]

Pasture Genetics attends premier grain event

By Lucy Damin | February 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Pasture Genetics attends premier grain event

Pasture Genetics Territory Manager Rehn Freebairn recently attended the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s (GRDC) Grains Research Update at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The latest cropping insights and recommendations were delivered to growers and their advisers from across the state.   It was an industry briefing that touched on issues relating to pests, weeds, diseases and crop nutrition. Growers were advised to implement practice change to […]

Rob Says: Forage Advisor 2018

By Rob Damin | February 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Rob Says: Forage Advisor 2018

With livestock returns on production at the highest levels in a generation, pastures are being renewed as farmers move to optimise their returns from livestock in meat, milk or fibre. The genetic potential of livestock performance in modern herds and flocks can be limited by intake quality and availability. Fortunately, at Pasture Genetics we evaluate […]

12 per cent better beef weight gains with Outback Forage Oats

By Lucy Damin | February 20, 2018 | Comments Off on 12 per cent better beef weight gains with Outback Forage Oats

At Pasture Genetics, filling your winter feed gap has been our long term goal. The constant introduction and improvement of high vigour forage cereals has been occurring since the company’s beginning in 1997. We’ve undertaken both quantitative and qualitative research to further understand the complexities of cereal grazing by livestock, ultimately helping farmers efficiently produce […]

Video: Valuable feed when you need it most

By Lucy Damin | February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pasture Genetics Territory Manager Ian Freebairn at Mount Gambier, South Australia, highlights the importance of feed when you need it, and the diversity of options the flexible Pasture Genetics Jackpot Diploid Italian Ryegrass can provide on-farm. “Jackpot Diploid Italian Ryegrass is rapid to establish, perfect for hay and silage, and excellent for grazing.”

Video: The perfect all-rounder

By Lucy Damin | February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pasture Genetics Territory Manager Dean Lombardozzi talks about the late-maturing Mona Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass, which has proven to have a fantastic fit for pasture systems in Northern Victoria. “With Mona Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass from Pasture Genetics you’ll see improved early vigour, and exceptional growth all the way until early summer; it’s also the latest-maturing ryegrass […]