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Matt Curtis in a paddock he sowed to Wedgetail in January 2015 to try and get some cover on a sand hill... Matt first sowed Wedgetail in March 2011 on the back of 500 millimetres of summer rain - an extraordinary event - and some encouragement from Mallee Sustainable Farming agronomist Michael Moodie... Matt has already sown about 20ha Wedgetail this year to cover up a sand hill, but he will terminate it in autumn and sow the paddock to vetch...
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Early sowing delivers benefits in LRZ.. Matt Curtis in a paddock he sowed to Wedgetail in January 2015 to try and get some cover on a sand hill... Matt first sowed Wedgetail in March 2011 on the back of 500 millimetres of summer rain - an extraordinary event - and some encouragement from Mallee Sustainable Farming agronomist Michael Moodie...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
" Low cost pastures high quality for cropping.. 2.5% N, most from BNF - 50 kg Urea per tonne of legume DM - Legumes can replace broadleaved weeds - Legume content (protein) drives livestock LWG 2011 Focus paddocks in pasture - new project Available spring dry matter (kg/ha) % broadleaved % legume % Grass % Oats (sown) 4555 98 0 2.. Producing seed crop a pasture..
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The paddock is finished with a conventional method of ploughing before a crop is planted... Richard Wright (2012), principal of Wright Produce Ltd, U.K, stated "we started in pigs in the 1960's and now run 3,600 sows; the pigs make us money but it's the value of the manure that keeps us in pigs... Given that there is a good chance of extensive soil disturbance by the pigs at the same time, nutrient runoff could happen in heavy rain, polluting water ways and causing water quality problems...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
I have focussed my report on improvements to the number of pigs sold per sow... I believe that there should be at least some research or discussion given to importation of specific genetics that may allow Australian producers to compete in their own domestic market against countries that have this genetic access... I believe that there is no right or wrong lactation length but the manger and / or owner must be aware of the limits that weaning sows and piglets earlier can have on potential production and it is this awareness that I believe is important...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
" Print the page Field evidence with other livestock species (particularly horses, dairy and beef cattle) demonstrates good correlation exists between the body circumference of the animal (as measured behind the front legs in approximate line with the heart the term 'heart-girth') and its liveweight... Commercially available weight tapes are available for use on horses and cattle but tapes for pigs only extend to a maximum of 130 kg liveweight... To provide the data needed to establish the correlation between heart-girth circumference and liveweight in sows, we measured some sows in the University of Adelaide's piggery...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
" Print the page Field evidence with other livestock species (particularly horses, dairy and beef cattle) demonstrates good correlation exists between the body circumference of the animal (as measured behind the front legs in approximate line with the heart the term 'heart-girth') and its liveweight... Commercially available weight tapes are available for use on horses and cattle but tapes for pigs only extend to a maximum of 130 kg liveweight... To provide the data needed to establish the correlation between heart-girth circumference and liveweight in sows, we measured some sows in the University of Adelaide's piggery...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
" Print the page Field evidence with other livestock species (particularly horses, dairy and beef cattle) demonstrates good correlation exists between the body circumference of the animal (as measured behind the front legs in approximate line with the heart the term 'heart-girth') and its liveweight... Commercially available weight tapes are available for use on horses and cattle but tapes for pigs only extend to a maximum of 130 kg liveweight... To provide the data needed to establish the correlation between heart-girth circumference and liveweight in sows, we measured some sows in the University of Adelaide's piggery...
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Catalogue: Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD
" Print the page Field evidence with other livestock species (particularly horses, dairy and beef cattle) demonstrates good correlation exists between the body circumference of the animal (as measured behind the front legs in approximate line with the heart the term 'heart-girth') and its liveweight... Commercially available weight tapes are available for use on horses and cattle but tapes for pigs only extend to a maximum of 130 kg liveweight... To provide the data needed to establish the correlation between heart-girth circumference and liveweight in sows, we measured some sows in the University of Adelaide's piggery...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Winter habit canola has been successfully sown in spring, grazed over summer and harvested for grain in 2012 and 2013... The experiment has demonstrated the ability of canola to recover from the stress of complete defoliation and go on to produce a fairly handy grain yield... Successful germination needs good seed/soil contact, so a loose, friable soil free of lumps and clods is suggested...
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