Filling feed gaps hot on agenda at Cowra event
NEW ways to fill feed gaps, the latest technology to measure pasture and meat quality and getting the most out of livestock production systems will be at the top of the list for the Grassland Society conference in Cowra on Tuesday, July 25, and Wednesday, July 26.
NSW Department of Primary Industries researcher Matthew Newell said the two-day event would take participants to inspect beef, sheep and dairy production systems, offer insights from local producers and showcase the latest research results.
“The focus is on developing a big-picture approach, looking at filling feed gaps, identifying opportunities and exploring what the latest technology has to offer,” Mr Newell said.
“Producers will be keen to hear results from a joint DPI/Grains Research and Development Corporation project evaluating new long-season barley, oat, triticale and wheat varieties.
“These dual-purpose crops give mixed farming systems the ability to produce forage to fill feed gaps and can be harvested for grain. DPI’s research into perennial wheat, which has been bolstered with the injection of new lines from the United States, aims to fortify farming systems with new dual purpose crops.”
COMING EVENT: The Grassland Society conference will be held in Cowra next week.