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Corn key to closed-loop Deniliquin piggery

August 7, 2017

Tristan Donaldson

Giles Cunnigham, Advanta Seeds, Matt Barker, Rodwells and Tristan Donaldson.

A closed-loop farming system whereby pig manure is used to grow corn that is fed back to pigs is paying off for a pork producer at Deniliquin.

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Debbie helps Capella family win Mark Donaldson Memorial Shield

July 24, 2017


Competition judge and CQ Commodities manager Craig Wade (left) with 2017 Mark Donaldson Memorial Shield winner Kev Sampson.

Cyclone Debbie was damaging for many in northern Queensland, but there was a positive spinoff for one Capella cropping family, helping them win the respected Mark Donaldson Memorial Shield.

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Gippsland farmer trials bread wheat for cows

May 18, 2017


Rodwells Sale agonomist Gary Condron inspects client Garry Green's crop of Trojan at Rosedale.

The small number of wheat growers in Victoria’s Gippsland region often plant feed varieties for use in local livestock operations, but Riverslea dairy farmer Garry Green has been trying a different approach, growing bread wheat to feed his herd.

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A season of firsts for Premer Shield winner

May 11, 2017


Joe Fleming, 'Parraweena', Parraweena Pastoral Company, Willow Tree, won the Premer Shield with a crop of MR-Scorpio sorghum.

This year’s Premer Shield has been awarded to Willow Tree property Parraweena for a crop of MR-Scorpio sorghum, grown on a commercial scale for the first time.

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Major changes to crop program at Pilton

July 19, 2017


John and Michael Ryan are making big changes at their Pilton family farm.

Darling Downs crop and cattle producers the Ryan family are making the biggest changes to their farm since adopting zero till in the early 2000s.

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Hardy wheats needed for western Qld farm

May 15, 2017       


Plantings of new Reliant wheat have jumped from 11ha to over 900ha in the space of a season at Glenray, Talwood.  Pictured is John McNaulty.

For western Queensland cropping business McNaulty Brothers, a wheat variety’s hardiness is just as valuable as its yield, protein, maturity and disease resistance.

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All in the timing for Premer wheat comp winner

May 5, 2017


Jim Mitchell, “Mandeville”, Romani Pastoral Company, Premer, won the CH Simson Cup with a crop of Lancer wheat.

Timely sowing and rainfall has helped Premer’s Jim Mitchell grow a bumper crop of Lancer wheat, which went on to win the CH Simson Cup for best local wheat crop at the annual Premer Field Day.

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Premer Field Day winners announced

April 28, 2017


Joe Fleming, "Parraweena”, Parraweena Pastoral Company, Willow Tree, won the Premer Shield with a crop of MR-Scorpio sorghum.

A crop grown by Willow Tree’s Joe Fleming, “Parraweena”, has taken out the Premer Shield, awarded for the best sorghum crop in the district.

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