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Optimising livestock nutrition & feeding systems – seasonal update

6 October 2023 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Come to a discussion day on animal health and feeding, reclaiming Mallee seeps, forage shrubs and when and how to do a biosecurity plan.

9:30AM-10:15AM | Chris McDonough, Insight Extension for Agriculture

  • Managing grazing pressures on mixed farms – how to best utilise crop residues without compromising groundcover
  • The fit for stock containment and drought lots
  • Using shrubs and perennial pastures to manage salinity and keep groundcover

10:30AM-12PM | Daniel Schuppan, Livestock Specialist, Nutrien Ag Solutions

  • Finishing lambs in a down-turn, calculating your feed costs and returns
  • Feeding options for animals in containment (feed budgets for animals on forage shrubs vs in containment)
  • Confinement design and animal health in confinement

12PM-12:30PM | Roger Harrower, AgVic

  • Summary of emerging animal health threats – sensible steps to manage risks, when/how to do a biosecurity plan?

12:30PM-2:30PM | Tour of local farms

  • Visit several confinement and forage shrubs set-ups in the local area
  • See how forage shrubs and other perennials are being used to manage saline land and improve whole farm feed supply

🍽️ Morning tea & lunch provided, to assist with catering please RSVP


Mallee Sustainable Farming – Nick Paltridge

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