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Realising the benefits of eIDs

Are you wanting to trace productivity in your breeding ewes or make better informed decisions when selecting rams? Wanting to manage sheep on feed but unsure how to group them into management lots? Are you interested in using your time in the yards more efficiently while reducing labour requirement? Or do you have other ideas […]

Livestock Systems Update

Recent BCG activities in livestock systems have focussed on fodder. We are working on several project proposals looking at pasture and fodder options, and their management for production and quality to meet the needs of livestock and look after soils. Oaten Hay Agronomy TrialsHarvest time for AgriFutures and BCG Member oaten hay agronomy trials at […]

Farm-scale Natural Capital Accounting

Do you farm your land in a way that improves the soil, plant and animal health? Yes, you do! Have you reduced tillage to reduce evaporation and preserve soil moisture, and sow earlier to increase water use efficiency during the season? Do you use legume crops or pastures to build soil nitrogen? Do you amend […]

Vic National Hay Agronomy Update:

BCG Oaten Hay Trial at Curyo trial evaluating the use of PGR Moddus®Evo @ 200mL/ha on lodging and hay quality. We’ve seen a visible effect on height and maturity of Durack sown 5 May, PGR applied 10 August at GS32 (foreground). BCG have sown Wintaroo, Brusher, Yallara, Mulgara, Koorabup, Carrolup, Durack and Bannister at the […]

Red Leather Leaf – not just a tongue twister!

Red leather leaf (RLL) is a common fungal disease caused by Spermospora avenae, that reduces hay and grain yield, reduces grain quality and impacts hay appearance and colour. In Victoria we are beginning to see evidence of infection this season. RLL infection is favoured by cool (5-16°C), wet conditions so is more predominant in medium […]

Valuing your Farm Natural Capital

Do you farm your land in a way that improves the soil, plant and animal health? Yes, you do! Have you reduced tillage to reduce evaporation and preserve soil moisture, and sow earlier to increase water use efficiency during the season? Do you use legume crops or pastures to build soil nitrogen? Do you amend […]

Realising benefits of eIDs

Are you wanting to trace productivity in your breeding ewes or make better informed decisions when selecting rams? Wanting to manage sheep on feed but unsure how to group them into management lots? Are you interested in using your time in the yards more efficiently while reducing labour requirement? Or do you have other ideas […]

Available Pain Relief Options for your Mulesing Practices

You’re all now aware that from the 1st of July in Victoria it will be an offence to mules sheep without using pain relief.  But what is available, how do they work and what provides the best pain relief? From 1st of July you must use a pain relief product registered by the APVMA for […]

Getting Grazing Management Right Webinar with Alison Frischke

Good grazing management aims to achieve the best outcomes for both pasture and livestock production – in terms of availability and quality, meeting needs for growth and reproduction, pasture persistence and soil health. Join us to learn about different grazing strategies, stock requirements and how to manage large paddocks and soil health. Also join us […]

Getting Grazing Management Right Webinar with Alison Frischke

Good grazing management aims to achieve the best outcomes for both pasture and livestock production – in terms of availability and quality, meeting needs for growth and reproduction, pasture persistence and soil health. Join us to learn about different grazing strategies, stock requirements and how to manage large paddocks and soil health. Also join us […]

Realising benefits from sheep eIDs

Have you got ideas on how to use sheep electronic ear tags or eIDs, but haven’t tried it yet? Do you want to reduce labour and time in the yards? Want to identify high or poor performing animals? Or just want to use your data to make better informed management decisions? If so, this project is for […]

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