In drought conditions it is essential to ‘farm smarter’ but how do you do that? Farmers would like to get the best out of their feed rations, so when landholders are buying in feed (hay or grain) the question becomes – how much of that feed do they need? Understanding feed requirements and feed analysis is imperative.
Another issue is controlling the Noxious Weed Silverleaf Nightshade. It is considered a weed of huge significance and being able to keep it under control on farms around Corobimilla and Morundah is of enormous importance to the local farmers.
The solution involved a field day with two wonderful case study farmers in the area, who provided an insight into their operations. Combining that with a Principal Researcher in Weeds and an expert in BESTWOOL/BESTLAMB and Lifetime Ewe Production built the groups confidence.
The field day provided practical identification of stages of growth of Silverleaf Nightshade, plus hands-on experience in condition scoring ewes, learning the top 10 tips of increasing lamb production and assessing feed value.