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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Crop and livestock industries are working together to promote the benefits of good planning to reduce biosecurity risks.. National PinG coordinator Kim Blenkiron says by working together, industry groups, grower groups and government could provide a seamless approach to on-farm biosecurity and planning that made it easier for growers to understand and apply... Ms Bellati says the aims of the two organisations - the Grains Farm Biosecurity Program (GFBP) and the LBN - overlapped considerably, with the same principles of biosecurity at the heart of the plant and livestock programs...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Crop and livestock industries are working together to promote the benefits of good planning to reduce biosecurity risks.. National PinG coordinator Kim Blenkiron says by working together, industry groups, grower groups and government could provide a seamless approach to on-farm biosecurity and planning that made it easier for growers to understand and apply... Ms Bellati says the aims of the two organisations - the Grains Farm Biosecurity Program (GFBP) and the LBN - overlapped considerably, with the same principles of biosecurity at the heart of the plant and livestock programs...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Why Weeds are necessary for Regeneration The main difference between "sustainability" and "regeneration" I believe is that most country is in dire need of vast improvement and having a mentality that sustainability or "protection" is good enough throws up two unfortunate blockages, particularly in the rangelands... If we can progress past this blockage than the alternative is for us to have "an abundance mentality" and create a positive situation where we produce far more than we could before by using different principles and attitude"... Outcomes: By using innovative principles of land and animal management and by continuing to learn and develop synergistic enterprises I am buoyed by the opportunity and potential we have to focus on improvements in all facets of our management from ecology, economy and social / community development in rural areas...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Adding value to grain sheep and lambs and crops through the use of.. The aim of the study was to look at ways of increasing profitability for the export grain growing areas of Australia through the use of livestock... The success of this part of our business was the main reason behind choosing a study topic that looked at increasing the productivity of this farming system that we had implemented, and ensuring that we were achieving optimal returns for our livestock by enhancing their management systems...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
I strongly believe that with good management in the right environment, livestock can complement a cropping enterprise in a number of ways and vice versa... The Environment Conventional cropping systems in the Central USA have low levels of biological diversity and rely heavily on synthetic fertilisers and herbicides... An experiment run over 10 years by Texas Tech University USA, has shown that an integrated crop/forage/livestock system compared with a cotton monoculture has decreased nitrogen use by 40% and lowered irrigation water use by 25% whilst maintaining similar profitability between the two systems...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Products may be identified by proprietary or trade names to help readers identify particular types of products but this is not, and is not intended to be, an endorsement or recommendation of any product or manufacturer referred to... As we improved the fencing we were able to manipulate and control the grazing, using mobs of between 3,000-12,000 goats in paddocks that ranged in size from 1200-4000 hectares keeping them there while they were browsing on the thick woody plants and moving them out when they started to graze the ground cover... When their movements are constrained by fencing, goats utilise their capacity to consume a wide spectrum of the vegetation on offer and unless adequate and effective rest from grazing is provided, land degradation will occur as illustrated in Figure 7...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
" Print the page Marketing and use of mould-affected grain often presents a dilemma for growers and livestock producers, and usually comes down to how much the grain should be discounted... The first group is ergot alkaloids, produced by sorghum ergot growing prior to harvest, and the second is aflatoxins, which are mainly produced if sorghum is stored with high moisture content... The results in: shrunken and pinched grain, following drought or from soil fertility constraints discoloured grain, often covered with black, gray, pink or orange fungal growth (mould), after extensive warm, humid periods during grain maturation premature germination of the grain caused by wet or humid weather conditions at harvest, resulting in sprung, shot or sprouted grain...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
" Print the page Marketing and use of mould-affected grain often presents a dilemma for growers and livestock producers, and usually comes down to how much the grain should be discounted... The first group is ergot alkaloids, produced by sorghum ergot growing prior to harvest, and the second is aflatoxins, which are mainly produced if sorghum is stored with high moisture content... The results in: shrunken and pinched grain, following drought or from soil fertility constraints discoloured grain, often covered with black, gray, pink or orange fungal growth (mould), after extensive warm, humid periods during grain maturation premature germination of the grain caused by wet or humid weather conditions at harvest, resulting in sprung, shot or sprouted grain...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Once frost damage has been confirmed, there are a number of options for dealing with a frosted crop, each with advantages and disadvantages... Agripartner Consulting livestock consultant Hamish Dickson says that whether cutting hay to use on farm or putting livestock on the crop, the key is aligning the feed quality to the class of stock... The class of stock is also important; cattle are unable to efficiently utilise any grain that may develop in the head of a ripened crop, so there is no benefit to allowing the plant to mature and spray topping will likely be the best decision sheep can utilise the grain well, so when grazing sheep, allowing the crop to ripen can provide a boost in nutrition," Mr Dickson said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Benchmarking and performance analysis - knowing your key drivers of business success.. Rising cost trends are placing greater pressure on farm businesses to achieve higher breakeven yields and prices and maintain profit margins... The level of income earned can also vary significantly from earlier projections as farmers seek to manage both production (rainfall, frost, pest, grain quality etc.) and marketing (global commodity prices) variables...
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