Mr Tink planted two paddocks of SowSmart Winter Express after oats and provided an excellent mix of pasture varieties for grazing and hay production. “Some of it has already been fed in bales to weaned lambs. They really liked it.” Just seven inches of in-crop rainfall was received during the season which was well below average. Mr Tink said.The use of the Winter Express blend as a hay option also helped reduce the amount of Wimmera ryegrass in the paddocks. By cutting the crop and following it with an intensive graze the Wimmera ryegrass is not given an option to set seed and will help reduce numbers in the following years.
Brenton Tink, Bordertown, SA