‘It­was a great suc­cess’

Or­gan­is­ers happy as land­hold­ers learn from the ex­perts

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -

AGTRADERS of Biggen­den opened their doors to pri­mary pro­duc­ers for an in­store field day last Wed­nes­day.

About 20 land­hold­ers across the re­gion at­tended the in­for­ma­tion day which fea­tured pre­sen­ta­tions from two key in­dus­try lead­ers.

AgTraders’ Derek Cun­ning­ham said those who at­tended the free field day were pleased they did.

“Ev­ery­one said they gained a good deal of in­for­ma­tion out of it,” Mr Cun­ning­ham said.

“They said they felt even though they have been on the land for a while there is al­ways some­thing they can gain from the ex­perts."

Mr Cun­ning­ham said there would prob­a­bly be more field days.

“It­was a great suc­cess and there is a need to get prod­uct and stock man­age­ment in­for­ma­tion out to land­hold­ers,” he said.

Guest speak­ers on the day were Gary Zerner from AgSo­lu­tions and Rob Fry from Se­lected Seeds.

Mr Zerner cov­ered soil struc­ture, pas­ture, soil test­ing, re-min­er­al­is­ing pas­ture with fer­tiliser as well as livestock sup­ple­ments, while Mr Fry fo­cused on pas­ture species, grasses which do well in the lo­cal area, ben­e­fits of mon­i­tor­ing pas­ture con­di­tion, plant­ing the ap­pro­pri­ate species of pas­ture and graz­ing man­age­ment.

Photo: Erica Mur­ree

WORTH­WHILE: Krys­tal Ben­field, Rob Fry, Rus­sell Banks and Chris Po­letto in­spect the grasses at the work­shop held at Biggen­den AgTraders last week.

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