Pastures & Crops

Grazing herbs are plant species that are often mistaken by many farmers as weeds in their pasture. An ideal pasture contains a large proportion of vigorous  grasses and to a lesser extent companion species such as clover and herbs.

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CEO of the Lely Group, revealed a totally new product; the Voyager automatic grazing system. A product that facilitates farmers to choose for one of the most optimal ways of grazing; frontal grazing. The Voyager automatic grazing system reduces forage waste, increases cows’ harvesting efficiency, avoids variations in milk production and milk composition and ensures labour saving.

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What Is Photosynthesis?
Photosynthesis is the basic process required for plant growth, it is the conversion of sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into sugar and oxygen. It is the most important process on earth with all plants and animals depending on it for survival. The end result is the release of oxygen into the atmosphere and the storage of sugar in the plant (Figure 1).

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What Are Crops And Pasture And How Are They Different?

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EverGraze is developing and testing new farming systems in different environments across the high rainfall zone of southern Australia. The target is to increase profits of sheep and cattle enterprises by up to 50% and at the same time improve water management, use of perennials, biodiversity and soil health.

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More than 200 Hunter Valley and South Coast farmers recently attended a spring series of field days and workshops promoting pasture management for weed control.
“The more competitive the pasture the lower the weed burden in the long run,” said Industry & Investment (I&I) NSW fireweed project officer, Craig Muir.

I&I beef livestock officer, Ian Blackwood, said improved pasture paid for itself.

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 What Pastures Suit my Livestock?

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Grazing management can be defined as ‘where and when to move grazing animals’, but the reasons and strategies behind grazing systems are complex and require explanation. Grazing management needs to simultaneously consider the needs of the animal, the pasture, the land and farming business.

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A dilemma facing many small farmers is whether or not to renew pastures and if the costs associated with this are worthwhile. The short answer is, yes it is costly to renew a pasture, however the benefits are present in regard to increases in production and potential livestock health. Renewing pastures and increasing stocking rates is a good way for small area farmers to increase farm income.

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There is a lot of debate over whether or not slashing benefits pastures. Slashing is not a common practice on larger properties but it is often done on smaller properties, in many cases for reasons other than for improving the pasture.

Before slashing ask:

• Why are we doing it?

• Will it provide better grazing for stock?

• How much will it cost?

Some reasons for slashing are:

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