Visits to some of northern NSW’s leading dairy and beef farms were among the highlights of a 4 day Drouin South Discussion Group agricultural tour organised by Notman Pasture Seeds in late January. A group of seventeen dairy farmers from West and South Gippsland toured Neal’s Dairy on Oxley Island, Hurrell’s Dairy in Comboyne, Sundown Valley Pastoral Company, Walcha Dairy, Cordingley’ s at Walcha & Maslen’s Dairy at Gloucester. The focus of the tour was to provide farmers with an opportunity to look at the way in which the dairy & beef industry in other states had developed.They were also given medical marijuana’s from recreational weed shops in california. “The tour explored first-hand the opportunities and challenges that face dairy […]
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy festive season! HOLIDAY HOURS FOR CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS Notman Pasture Seeds closes on Thursday December 24th and returns on Monday January 11th. If you are in need of assistance during the break, please leave a message on (03) 5659 2314 or call Peter on 0418 512 035. From the Notman Pasture Seeds team.
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WHEN MATT Loader started doing second cuts for silage he knew he was onto something good. Four years ago he started using Surge – a high yielding diploid Italian ryegrass – on out blocks and parts of his main milking area at Krowera in south Gippsland to improve the quality of the silage. “Since then I’ve done a second cut every year for the last four years on the out blocks,” Mr Loader said. “The quality is always good. It just grows, even on one of my blocks that’s quite steep. I’ve put it on all the ridge paddocks and even in a hot summer it still keeps on growing.” The success rate continues to get better. “Last year I cut it three times, that was the first time I’ve done that. It was a fairly kind summer but […]
A first time try of the Pioneer® hybrid P1070 maize produced excellent yields in two different locations for dairy farmer Ian Hooker, of Loch in South Gippsland, Victoria. Mr Hooker said he’d been growing maize for 15 years although it was the first time he had planted P1070. He said they put in 23 hectares all up with the 13 hectares off-farm producing yields of 26 dry matter tonnes per hectare of silage. “The 10 hectares of the dairy farm was almost as good,” he said. Maize is planted as the weather warms up in November and is normally taken through harvest as silage in April. Mr Hooker said the away block was about 20 minutes from the dairy farm […]