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BIGG tackles seasonal challenges

From https://www.stockjournal.com.au/story/5944151/bigg-tackles-seasonal-challenges/   LIVESTOCK producers are being encouraged to view their farming operations from a range of perspectives, including livestock, land, business and people, as part of a way to deal with challenging conditions.   The Barossa Improved Grazing Group is focussing on helping producers consider these in its fourth annual conference ‘Thriving…

Ag Ex Grower Group Award

The highly valued Ag Ex Alliance Grower Group Award, sponsored by Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA), went to Barossa Improved Grazing Group (BIGG) for putting forward an educational proposal to benefit their members, the local and broader agricultural communities.   BIGG will put the $5,000 towards two ‘soil health’…

Indian summer creates flystrike concerns for SA

From: http://www.stockjournal.com.au/story/5105696/indian-summer-creates-flystrike-concerns-for-sa/?cs=4875 By CATHERINE MILLER Sheep producers are being urged to be on high alert for blowfly strikes in their flocks, with warm, humid weather creating ideal conditions. Both Elanco and Coopers Animal Health have reported a jump in sales of preventative products offering three months protection or more against flies. Pro Ag Consulting livestock consultant Colin Trengove…

Working together creates ‘BIGG’ outcomes

From: https://landcareaustralia.org.au/project/working-together-creates-bigg-outcomes/ The Barossa Valley in South Australia is renowned for its food, wine and heritage, which stems from generations of vibrant farming communities learning and working together. The Barossa Improved Grazing Group (BIGG) has applied the same approach to improving on-farm productivity and achieving natural resource management outcomes. With…

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