Product Used: Subzero Hybrid Forage Brassica
Subzero was an ideal summer feed option on the property of Tim Barry, at Clunes, in central Victoria. Mr Barry planted 32 hectares of Subzero hybrid forage brassica in October last year in an area that had contained pasture. He put 800 lambs on the feed in January and the number was increased to 1200 when it was clear the initial numbers weren’t keeping up with the feed. “Slowly they got on top of it,” Mr Barry said. Merino and cross-bred lambs were born in the spring time and were weaned onto the Subzero forage brassica. They performed well through summer and early autumn. The mob continually grazed the area until there wasn’t anything left in May, at which time the paddock was sprayed out and planted down to wheat. Mr Barry said the paddock grew a magnificent stand of wheat, with the Subzero proving to be an ideal rotational option on the property. He said the rotation would involve a summer of Subzero hybrid forage brassica, followed directly by two wheat crops and a forage oat before the paddock is then planted to a perennial pasture.
Tim Barry, Clunes, Vic