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His mixed farming operation on the 750 hectare 'Quamby' property, plus 340 hectares currently being leased, has reduced the risk inherent in a full-cropping enterprise, and has allowed Charles to better manage weeds and parasites and utilise crop stubble for grazing. ".. Ararat is a high rainfall area and suits this style of management where summer rain can make it very expensive for weed control," says Charles, who spoke about his production system at a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)/Southern Farming Systems Grains Research Update at Skipton... Charles, who also works as a consulting partner with agricultural consultancy Mike Stephens & Associates, has welcomed a retreat in the cost of inputs thanks to his integrated operation, which includes a self-replacing Merino ewe flock of 5000 head. "..
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His mixed farming operation on the 750 hectare 'Quamby' property, plus 340 hectares currently being leased, has reduced the risk inherent in a full-cropping enterprise, and has allowed Charles to better manage weeds and parasites and utilise crop stubble for grazing. ".. Ararat is a high rainfall area and suits this style of management where summer rain can make it very expensive for weed control," says Charles, who spoke about his production system at a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)/Southern Farming Systems Grains Research Update at Skipton... Charles, who also works as a consulting partner with agricultural consultancy Mike Stephens & Associates, has welcomed a retreat in the cost of inputs thanks to his integrated operation, which includes a self-replacing Merino ewe flock of 5000 head. "..
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Charles Brett, who has grain farms in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, is focused on producing high-protein wheat targeted to Asian market needs... "Last year we had prolonged cold weather, which caused the chickpeas to abort six to seven positions, and when the temperature warmed it became very hot very quickly, resulting in a limited window to finish the crop," Charles says... Charles and Fiona's son Hamish, 25, recently returned to the farm to run the business, freeing Charles to increase the time he devotes to off-farm interests, an investment he hopes will deliver tangible benefits to local growers and the broader grain-growing community...
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Charles Brett, who has grain farms in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, is focused on producing high-protein wheat targeted to Asian market needs... "Last year we had prolonged cold weather, which caused the chickpeas to abort six to seven positions, and when the temperature warmed it became very hot very quickly, resulting in a limited window to finish the crop," Charles says... Charles and Fiona's son Hamish, 25, recently returned to the farm to run the business, freeing Charles to increase the time he devotes to off-farm interests, an investment he hopes will deliver tangible benefits to local growers and the broader grain-growing community...
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