Production

Webinar: Salvaging frosted or droughted crops

Beef Central, September 12, 2018

Young cattle on sorghum stubble

 

MANY producers, particularly in the southern half of NSW are this year faced with salvaging frost-affected or drought-affected crops.

Options include taking them through to harvest for a reduced grain yield, turning them into hay or silage, and paddock grazing them with stock.

John Piltz

During a webinar being held next Thursday, 20 September, NSWDPI Senior Research officer John Piltz will discuss the available options open to producers, and present information around:

  • support tools to help in the decision making process.
  • management required to minimise to hay losses from these crops and also maximise feed quality for livestock
  • how to minimise the risk of shed fires due to high crop sugar content

Mr Piltz is based at the Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute where he conducts research of relevance to southern farming systems, livestock nutrition and forage conservation.

 

Webinar topic: Tips on making silage, hay or feeding off failed crops

When: 10am, Thursday 20 September 2018

Cost: Free

Registration: Click here to register to join the webinar. Registrants will receive details about joining the webinar on the day.

Contact: Todd Andrews, NSWDPI [email protected]

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