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MLA Alternative Pasture Legume Options in Central West NSW – Podcast Now Available

Have you ever wondered what kinds of alternative legume forage options might be out there to support your red meat production? Funded by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), the Central West Farming System’s (CWFS) Producer Demonstration Site Program is aiming to increase knowledge and adoption of alternative annual forage legume options available to meat producers in the low rainfall zone...
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GRDC Improving Grower Profits Through Longer Season Wheat Crops Virtual Field Day

Take a “Virtual” walk through the GRDC Improving Grower Profits Through Longer Season Wheat Crops Field Day, hosted by CWFS. This year the trial is located at Lake Cargelligo looking at twelve varieties and three sowing dates. Please note: this video is over 14 minutes long.
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GRDC Long Season Wheats Give Growers an Opportunity to Sow Early on Early Rains

Background Growers in central and southern NSW are interested in sowing wheat earlier than the traditional May sowing window. There are a number of drivers of this change. Advances in summer fallow management, which have led to improved soil water storage and sowing opportunitiesDeclining frequency and magnitude of traditional autumn breaks and winter rainfall but some increase in summer rainImprovements...
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Interview with Ian Shannon of Ezy Lime

Overview of the Ezy Lime, Parkes operation and insight into the production of lime.
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Beef Breeding Basics

Dan Murphy (Western Rivers Veterinary Group) speaks on getting the basics right with breeding beef cattle – mainly fertility, pregnancy and bull testing and vaccination. Filmed at CWFS and Tottenham’s Top Woodlands Agricultural Bureau’s 2016 Spring field day, on 6 October.
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Fallow Management in Tottenham, Central Western NSW

Case study: Wayne Jarvis, Tottenham NSW – management of fallow (stubble) in a stubble retained system. Property: 2400 ha between Condobolin and Tottenham. Enterprises: 1200 ha cropping and a self-replacing merino flock. Mainly cropping cereals but moving into break crops. Direct drill operation on one property while more traditional mixed farming on another property. Soil type and pH: Black belah...
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Inter-row Sowing in Condobolin, Central Western NSW

Controlled traffic farming / inter-row sowing with stubble retained farming systems. Case study: Roger Todd, Condobolin, NSW – Inter-row sowing in a stubble retained farming system. Enterprises: Controlled traffic farming on 2500 ha plus mixed farming with agistment stock on 5000 ha. Soil type and pH: red loam with a pH of 5 – 5.5. Overview: Roger (a finalist in...
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Management of Rye Grass and Black Oats in Weethalle, Western NSW

Case study: Ian Leulf – control of rye grass and black oats in a retained stubble system. Property size: 3500 ha at Weethalle, NSW. Enterprises: Dryland wheat, barley, sheep. Soil and pH: red sandy clay loam soils with a pH of 4.5. Overview: The Leulf’s generally follow a three year cropping program involving wheat, barley then fallow. After trialling numerous pulses and break...
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Inter-row Sowing in Rankin Springs, Western NSW

Case study: Graham Mason, Ungarie, NSW – Inter-row sowing in a stubble retained farming system. Property: “Westcourt” 8 km south west of Rankins Springs, 2500 ha. Enterprises: Continuous cropping – wheat, vetch, canola, barley, lupins. Soil type and pH: red soil with a pH of around 5. Overview: Graham follows a continual cropping, no-till farming program. Some of his country...
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