Storing grain? Attend Trials Review Day on Feb 25

“Growers assume they will be taking the same quality grain out of storage as what went in. Without strategic monitoring and management this isn’t always they case,” warned grain storage expert Chris Warrick. “This reality can be gut-wrenching for farmers who have gone to the nth degree to protect and nurture their crop throughout the […]

“I’ve seen enough. The drought hub is a better way forward”

The Drought Hub’s North West Node Project Officer Jenna Allan said she has seen enough disastrous consequences of drought on farmers, the landscape and rural communities. Jenna believes there is a better way. “The drought hub is a fresh way forward. In the past, in times of drought, we’ve seen coverage on the news of […]

Welcome Jenna Allan!

Image: Jenna Allan (centre) with left to right, her husband Ricky, daughters Blair and Scottie and son Cooper. BCG welcomed Jenna Allan to the team this week! So you can get to know her (and like her as much as we do) we asked her a few questions: What is your background?  I am a […]

Dale Poyner BCG

Farmer in Focus: Dale Poyner

Dale Poyner, thanks for agreeing to be this month’s Farmer in Focus!  Can you give us a bit of background on yourself and your farm? We purchased some of the family farm, located 8kms north of Nullawil, from our father and uncle. We have been operating in our own right for around seven years.  Reece […]

Kelly Angel BCG Storage

New storage sparks joy for Kelly

In the words of organiser guru Marie Kondo, don’t keep anything that doesn’t spark joy. For BCG Operations Manager Kelly Angel, her smile in presenting BCG’s new compactus storage system speaks volumes. “It will allow us to maximise storage in our lab, something that is always a challenge in small spaces. We will be able […]

Save the date: BCG Trials Review Day Feb 25

BCG has commenced harvest. Data is being analysed and commercial strategies for farmers are being developed. The BCG team will share their findings at BCG’s Trials Review Day to be held on Friday the 25th of February at the Birchip Leisure Centre. The event is an opportunity for BCG members to engage with relevant local […]

Dyer Weidemann BCG Board

Dyer and Weidemann welcomed as new BCG Board Members

BCG welcomed two new members to its board at last week’s Annual General Meeting: Kaniva grain grower Jonathan Dyer and Rupanyup cropping and sheep farmer Kayla Weidemann. They were each elected for a three-year term.  BCG Chair John Ferrier welcomed the two new board members: “BCG is fortunate to have such high calibre candidates willing […]

Callum Boxall Woomelang Farmer

Farmer in Focus: Callum Boxall

Tell us about yourself and your farm? I farm with my parents Darrell and Leonie north of Woomelang. I came back to the farm two years ago after working in banking. We are 100% cropping. Tell me something interesting about your farm. Do you do anything differently? We’ve been on CTF for over 10 years. […]

BCG Drought Hub

$2.5 million to support agricultural innovation

Agricultural innovation in Victoria has received a significant boost with the Commonwealth Government announcing $2.5 million of additional funding for the Victorian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub, led by the University of Melbourne. The Victorian Hub, which is led by the University of Melbourne, is based at the University’s Dookie Campus in Northern Victoria and has five nodes throughout regional Victoria. […]

Frost damage BCG

Frosty conditions allow vital BCG frost work to advance

BCG’s Frost Trial has been a focus for BCG’s research team, with recent frosts allowing for data to be collected. The trial is looking at the economics of grazing, grain production and salvage hay production to paint a picture of the financial outcomes of different frost management decisions. BCG researcher Genevieve Clarke is leading the […]

Tim Dunlop Rupanyup Farmer

Farmer in Focus: Tim Dunlop

Tell us about yourself and your farm? I farm with my brothers Greg and Nathan, father Russell and uncle Graeme at Rupanyup. Our soil type is mainly black self-mulching loam with patches of red clay. We grow wheat, barley, lentils, beans, canola, vetch hay and oaten hay. We also run a couple hundred first-cross ewes […]

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