Precision Pastures welcome you to our upcoming event on April 18th, at 128 Dangar St, Armidale, just down from the Catholic Cathedral. The event will feature presentations by Nuffield Scholar Jack England, Beef Cattle Consultant Alastair Rayner and the team from Precision Pastures. The Field Day is sponsored by MLA, and will be an opportunity for Precision Pastures to update farmers on the progress and initial findings of our MLA Producer Innovation Fast-track Program. This program has allowed a group of 5 producers from the New England area to engage in practical research confirming the economic benefits of variable rate application of fertilizer and lime to pasture production systems.
The event will run from 3pm until about 6pm. We are encouraging the audience to get involved in an interactive, family friendly afternoon with opportunities to pick the brains of some of the experts in the variable rate fertilizer game.
Light snack and refreshments will be provided.
About our Guest Speakers
Jack England is from Kingston, South Australia, where he manages the 3200 hectare family property running 8000 Merino ewes, 450 Murray Grey x Angus breeders and 200 – 400 hectares of barley cropping. He published his paper “Variable Rate Fertilizer Use in the Livestock Sector” in 2017, which brings an agronomic perspective to the more targeted use of fertilizer in pasture systems.
“Being able to actively measure yearly grazing days, minus supplementary feed costs, at a paddock or zone scale allows you to economically assess various trials, the need for fertiliser at maintenance or higher levels using meaningful data, such as stock weight gains, wool growth, quality and quantity, and carrying capacity,” he says.
We look forward to hosting Jack, and hearing what he has learnt from his opportunity to see variable rate fertilizer systems from across the world.
Alastair Rayner is the principal of Rayner Ag. He has specialized as a consultant to the livestock industry for over 20 years, including 17 years working with the NSW DPI. He has a strong technical knowledge of beef cattle assessment, fodder and grazing management, performance animal selection, refining farm business strategies and everything in between. His business focusses on increasing the skills, knowledge and profit of farming enterprises across NSW and Australia. He is currently working with Precision Pastures on the economics side of the MLA Producer Innovation Fast-track Program.
We look forward to learning more about the ways that Variable Rate fertilizer application can improve your bottom line from Alastair.
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