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Persistent perennial pasture produces fat profits

Establishing a new pasture can be an expensive and risky exercise. Looking after your existing pasture sometimes takes a back seat to the establishment of the new variety on the block. 

David Harbison, from D R Agriculture Pty Ltd, believes that "persistence starts and ends with us – the land manager and advisor".

The NSW Grassland Society Pasture update will be held on Stuart and Gemma Green's property "Chesney" at 1576 Burnt Yards Road, Mandurama at 12pm on Tuesday 15th September. Shortly after lunch, our hosts, the Green's, will outline their path to building resilience in their grazing enterprise.

Central Tablelands Local Land Services, Senior Land Services Officer for Pastures, Phil Cranney said, "we have some great speakers for this event outlining the key findings from the latest research conducted in the local area, including Dr Warwick Badgery, David Harbison and Meat & Livestock Australia's (MLA) Irene Sobotta. Brett Littler and Dr Bruce Watt will discuss current animal health issues, such as bloat control."

Mr Harbison will give producers an insight into the results from MLA's perennial pasture trial at Blayney. An interesting finding was the variation of persistence of the perennial ryegrass varieties, 11% to 79%. There are some newer varieties in this trial that could be worth considering on the Tablelands. 

After the presentations and afternoon tea, producers will have an opportunity to see a Phalaris pasture sown at Chesney in the 1930's and a couple of newly sown pastures using Chicory, Plantain, Lucerne, Sub-clover, White Clover, Phalaris and Cocksfoot in the mix.

Central Tablelands Local Land Services are committed to supporting these events that help connect local research to local farmers. 

This pasture update is proudly supported by MLA.

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