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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 […]

Video: Your winter feed gap solution – southern Australia

By Lucy Damin | February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dairy farmer Darren Fiebiger at Keyneton, South Australia talks about his success with planting a combination of both Pasture Genetics Outback Forage Oats and Moby Forage Barley to give plenty of feed throughout the whole season. “With Pasture Genetics, I have my winter feed-gap solution covered.”

Media: Dairy News Australia – High-yielding system despite lack of rain

By Lucy Damin | February 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Media: Dairy News Australia – High-yielding system despite lack of rain

Paul Price has been dairy farming in Northern Victoria for over 15 years. Since kick-starting his dairy operation in 2002, prior to the drought, Mr Price has been busy crafting and refining his operation, and despite the lack of rain, he has established a high-yielding grass based pasture feed system. This season, Mr Price has introduced […]

Media: Mildura Weekly – Kicking goals for charity

By Lucy Damin | January 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Media: Mildura Weekly – Kicking goals for charity

An inaugural series of seven-aside soccer matches is aiming to raise more than $5000 for two local charities. The brainchild of Morellofert owner David Morello, and Nutrano Citrus’ Richard Byllaardt, all funds raised through the event will be donated to The Lucas Foundation and Chances for Children. To be held at Soccer Park from 7pm […]

Media: The Land – Medic helps boost pasture performance

By Lucy Damin | January 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Media: The Land – Medic helps boost pasture performance

Based on advice from his local agronomist, John Xuereb of “Ullingala” at Twelve Mile Creek in central west New South Wales, added Pasture Genetics’ Cavalier Spineless Burr Medic to his pasture legume blend, and is impressed with his results despite a tough season. The Cavalier Spineless Burr Medic was planted in March on the back […]

Media: Stock Journal – Moby Forage Barley supports livestock enterprise

By Lucy Damin | January 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Media: Stock Journal – Moby Forage Barley supports livestock enterprise

Brian Haebich has been growing Pasture Genetics Moby forage barley on his Cooke Plains property in South Australia, for over three years. As a farmer, dairy livestock consultant and stud breeder, Mr Haebich requires substantial amounts of quick feed, despite his variable environment. “If I get an early rain, I’ll sow Moby forage barley late March or […]

Media: Queensland Country Life – Moby forage barley a winning success

By Lucy Damin | January 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Media: Queensland Country Life – Moby forage barley a winning success

Russell Zahnow of Zahnoonah Pastoral Co at Mundubbera, Queensland, has grown Pasture Genetics Moby forage barley for several years now across various regions of Queensland. Mr Zahnow has seen enormous success with Moby forage barley at Kalbar and Boonah in the Fassifern Valley region of south east Queensland, and had no hesitation in sowing it again […]