March/April is the perfect time to sow Winter Feed for livestock (Cattle, Horses and Sheep). Below is information on seed stocks that suit this region.
There are a couple of varieties of annual Ryegrass which are successful Continue reading
STEP 1 – Consider Using Soil Conditioners
For decades, the primary focus has been on the use ofNPK fertilisers, resulting in soil that is depleted of minerals and trace elements and an ever increasing dependence on water soluble fertilisers.
Soil scientists now believe Continue reading
Although Tetila has been used widely in the Coffs Harbour and Nambucca Valleys, experienced seed brokers like Lachlan Jeffers from AusWest Seeds recommend other options for maximum yields and longevity from seed investment.
Here is Lachlan’s recommendations… Continue reading
Why use Phosphorus on pastures?
Phosphorus is one of the major plant nutrients in the soil. It is a constituent of plant cells, essential for cell division and development of the growing tip of the plant. For this reason it is vital for seedlings and young plants.
Without phosphorus, plant growth is retarded. Plants have Continue reading
By Tania Cubitt, PhD
Benefits of Mowing Horse Pastures
“Mowing” is a term used to describe the cutting or trimming of grass. The mowing processcuts grass to a uniform height in a pasture or lawn. Do pastures, paddocks or fields used to graze horses require mowing? Is there a potential benefit of mowing? At what height do you mow pasture grass? Are there any risks associated with Continue reading
North Coast Local Land Services recommended best practices for Fertilising Pasture
Soil deficiencies of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur and molybdenum can limit plant growth. Soil analyses done well before planting, or plant tissue tests done to sort out nutrient deficiency symptoms, will aid fertilizer and lime application decisions. Talk to our friendly team for more detail.
Fertiliser recommendations in this guide are given as rates Continue reading
Grass is the cheapest form of feeding cows, so it makes sense to utilise every bit you grow. It makes even more sense to Continue reading
The utilisation of grazing systems will maximise pasture production and extend the grazing season on your horse property. As a horse owner you need to regard your pasture in much the same way that a farmer would.
Utilizing grazing systems will have many benefits for you, your horses, your property and the wider environment. It will also reduce your feed bills and Continue reading