Agronomists, service providers and researchers in feedbase came together in Moama in March for the third workshop in a series provided by the Accelerating Change project. The series is designed to strengthen relationships across the dairy industry, enhancing collaboration and capability in all areas of feedbase, providing participants with a range of information they can use to support dairy farmers in a changing environment.
The focus of the March workshop was to give participants a better understanding future water availability for dairy farmers in the region, changes to feedbase, and dairy cow nutrition. Bringing these topics together at the end of the workshop, attendees were asked to help identify research, development and extension priorities for what they believe are required to support future feedbase systems.
The Socio-Economic Impacts of the Murray Darling Basin Plan
Claire Miller, Dairy Australia’s Manager of Policy Strategy, presented the findings from several re...
Accelerating Change hosted the third Successful Summer Cropping workshop in Barooga on the 28th March to round off the summer cropping season by talking through harvesting practices to optimise silage quality. The group also began the first part of the Successful Winter Cropping series, discussing how they would set up their winter cropping agronomy program, and covered the key requirements to set high yield potential for forage crops from the start.
The following take home messages were highlighted by presenters David Lewis of Lallemand and Matt Nihill of Landmark Elmore that are of particular importance this season. More information can be found in the full presentations under our Cropping Resources tab.
Corn silage harvest management
Many farmers have got their basic silage management processes down pat. However to drive efficiencies and optimise nutritive outcomes there are a number of strategies that can be implemented to get that extra return on investment. David Lewis took the gro...