WMG Sheep Day

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Join us in Badgingarra on Wednesday, 14 October for a full day of demos and presentations to answer the big question: what does the future look like for our sheep meat industry?

PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE:

  • New AgTech: Eye Muscle Area (EMA) & Intra-muscular Fat (IMF) scanning demo
  • Strategies to fill and manage the summer/autumn feed gap
  • The importance of social license in our industry: what can you do?
  • Disease Update: reducing the risk of Brucellosis
  • Preg-scanning demonstration
  • And plenty more to come!

Plus the opportunity to hear from and catch up with WA's leading processors!

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WMG Spring Bus Tour

Join the WMG on Wednesday, 23 September for a Spring Field Day on wheels! Tour the 2020 Dandaragan trial sites alongside research partners and agronomists.

Trials include:

  • Late season amelioration and pasture species combo to reduce wind erosion
  • Soil pit: root growth and Plozza Plowing
  • Buffering the season with long season wheat
  • Surveying nutrient availability on ameliorated soils
  • Chickpea and wheat root growth in ameliorated soils
  • Using chickpea to convert early soil moisture into profit
  • Plus more!

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Meet at the Dandaragan Community Rec Club (DCRC) at 11am sharp!

Spots are limited so book your seat now!

Lunch provided. BBQ and "Beers & Ideas" session to follow at DCRC.

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Optimising Pasture Production Workshop

Join the WMG for an afternoon in Yathroo on Thursday, 17 September with producers who will share their experiences boosting pasture production. 

TOPICS:

  • Establishing and managing annuals and perennials to boost productivity
  • Implementing rotational grazing into your system

GUEST SPEAKERS:

  • Grant Bain | Walkaway Farmer

  • Murray Grey | Yathroo Farmer

  • Phil Barrett-Lennard | Gingin Farmer & Agronomist

Followed by a tour of the Greys' improved pasture paddocks and sundowner.

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PADDOCK CHAT Episode 7: Best practice weaning win-win for ewe and lamb

Submitted by author on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 14:48

In this episode, we're talking weaning for best results. We caught up with Dr Danny Roberts (DPIRD veterinarian and researcher) to talk about the benefits of weaning at 12 to 14 weeks after the start of lambing and how to ensure you get the best results. Plus, paddock and nutrition tips to improve productivity for both ewe and lamb after weaning.

PADDOCK CHAT Episode Six: Weeds & Bugs: tips for managing crop pests in season

Submitted by author on Wed, 07/22/2020 - 13:14

In this episode, we're talking weeds and pests with agronomist and farmer Courtney Piesse. We cover how the season is looking so far, our options for resistance management, the pests our crops could be vulnerable to in 2020, and the exciting new Agtech on the horizon for managing weeds. This conversation was recorded in early June 2020.

PADDOCK CHAT Episode Five: The advantages of late season of late season soil amelioration

Submitted by author on Thu, 07/09/2020 - 11:31

In this episode, we caught up with Dandaragan grower Duncan Glasfurd to delve into his experience with ameliorating soils, and late-season amelioration in particular. We cover why they choose to wait for rain when ameliorating, the preparation of a paddock prior to amelioration, how management changes following amelioration and all the things to consider before giving it a go that will save you time and money. This conversation was recorded on the 29th of June, 2020.

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PADDOCK CHAT Episode Four: Don't let mastitis cost your flock this season

Submitted by author on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 13:47

In this episode, we caught up with Nutrition & Production Specialist Bronwen Fowler from Nutrien Ag Solutions to talk about mastitis in ewes. Following the dry summer, sheep producers should keep an eye out for this highly contagious and damaging disease in their flock. We caught up with Bronwen in mid-June 2020 to get her advice on preventing, recognising, managing and treating mastitis.

PADDOCK CHAT Episode Three: The highs and lows of improving pastures with Zac Roberts

Submitted by author on Tue, 06/09/2020 - 10:54

This week's episode has literally come from a paddock near you! We caught up with Dandaragan farmer, Zac Roberts in a paddock full of perennials on Strathmore in Dandaragan to talk all things pasture improvement. Zac farms with his father Wade and brother Jeremy on approximately 10,000 hectares spread across four properties within the Dandaragan Shire. The Roberts family run a mixed enterprise made up of 30% cropping and 70% livestock, and have been experimenting with pasture improvement for roughly 15 years, with much success! Recorded on the 4th of June 2020, this conversation covers Zac's experience improving pastures with perennials and annuals. 

PADDOCK CHAT Episode Two: Solving the puzzle of crop agronomy

Submitted by author on Tue, 05/26/2020 - 10:48

In this episode, we chat with Summit Fertilizers Area Manager and Marchagee farmer, Juliet McDonald about what's keeping her busy in the paddock right now, how to spot the missing links to improve your crop performance, what she thinks we can expect from the 2020 season and plenty more. This conversation was recorded on the 15th of May 2020 when we were still waiting on the break of the season.

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