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Managing cattle weaners in winter

It is considered good practice for beef producers to set a winter feed and financial budget. This must take into consideration remaining stored feeds, available paddock feed and importantly, the class of stock to...

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Myth buster: Is summer rainfall likely?

Dale Grey, Seasonal Risk Agronomist with Agriculture Victoria, tackles the myth buster “La Nina has no effect on summer rainfall in Victoria”.  Dale also looks at historical climate data to consider what might lie...

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Pushing for fodder

Fodder conservation should only occur when there is surplus feed on the farm. However, where fodder reserves have diminished after a long dry summer/ autumn or wet winter pasture growth has been slow people...

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Managing pugging and damage to wet areas

With the recent high rainfall received across some parts of Victoria, managing livestock in wet areas is front of mind for many producers. Where grazing areas are prone to pugging and waterlogging, having strategies...

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Feed budgeting takes out the guesswork

Feed budgeting is an important tool to help determine potential pasture deficits or surpluses and assist in matching feed supply and demand.

Feed budgeting allows for better and more timely decisions, such as determining the number of stock you can carry, and for how long, and the likely animal performance for different classes of stock