Industry leaders to spark conversation
A free information day for mixed grain and livestock farmers will be at Wallup tomorrow.
The session, presented by Grains Research and Development Corporation, Birchip Cropping Group, Ag Ex Alliance and the Wallup Ag Group, will provide information on topics including grazing crops and stubbles, feed management to optimise sheep production, integrating ag tech into a sheep enterprise, and making good decisions to pull it all together.
BCG livestock systems officer and event organiser Alison Frischke said the free session would feature talks from industry leaders.
“We’re excited to bring experienced farmers and industry experts together in the same room, on the same day to share their knowledge,” she said.
Dr Steve Cotton, a respected advisor from Dynamic Ag, will discuss managing feed in cropping systems to meet sheep flock nutritional needs.
Grower Scott Nicholson, a Nuffield scholar from Campbells Bridge studying technology in the sheep and wool industry, will share his experiences and Nicon Rural Services’ Cam Nicholson will discuss decision making and whole farm risk management.
Advisor John Stuchbery from Agrivision and hay contractor and marketer Green and Gold Contracting will round out the program with a discussion about agronomy and production for quality hay.
The forum will be at Wallup Hall, 636 Wallup Hall Road, from 8.45am to 1.30pm. Morning tea and lunch will be provided and people can register by calling Alison Frischke on 0429 922 787.