Central West Farming Systems trials

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Central West Farming Systems (CWFS) is an independent, not-for-profit, farmer driven organisation.

Our area covers 14 million hectares in the lower rainfall (350-500mm annually), mixed farming regions of Central West NSW. CWFS formed in 1998 and now boasts over 300 members – made up primarily of farmers as well as private and public sector advisers, researchers and stakeholders.


Access our Research Compendiums; fact sheets, newsletters and Member Information Services; enjoy free or discounted entry to events; and member-only content on this site.

Trials and Projects

CWFS performs research driven trials, workshops, field days and extensions through a range of activities and partnerships to benefit growers, industry and our regional communities.


Listen to agricultural podcasts, explore our library of CWFS video resources and find other helpful and authoritative information and publications in our resources section. 

Latest News and Events

Find out about the best performing pastures for the Condobolin region.

Come along to the CWFS Resilient Pasture Variety Field Day on 30 May 2024, 2-5pm, where we will check out over 40 different plots of perennial, annual, hard seeded legumes, lucernes, brassicas, forage rapes, herbs and pasture mixes. Expert speakers will be on hand to discuss how the pasture varieties...
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Breakfast Update – Condobolin’s most profitable crop sequences

Join us for breakfast and hear the latest on long-term research into Condobolin’s most profitable crop sequences and get a wrap of Season 23. Mathew Dunn (NSW DPI) and Chris Baker (Baker Ad Advantage) will discuss the ‘Improving Farming Systems in SNSW’ trial results and the related ‘Improved drought resilience...
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CWFS Stock Containment Workshop

WHEN: Wednesday 28 February, 2024, 3pm-5pm WHERE: ‘Carawatha,’ Condobolin NSW WHAT: Join Brett Littler, Senior Lands Services Livestock Officer in a workshop focusing on the many ways you can optimise stock nutrition for efficient feeding & health. This will include a discussion on how to feed grains and formulate rations in order...
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