Over seventy beef producers and local rural business representatives came together on Wednesday 21st June in Mt Pleasant to learn and network at the Winter Beef Snapshot Event. The event drew beef producers from the Barossa and surrounding regions including Mt Compass, Murray Bridge, Rhynie and Clare to hear from industry experts to provide graziers with tools […]
On Thursday 8th June, the Barossa Improved Grazing Group (BIGG) held an On-farm Water Innovations Field Trip. This free BIGG event welcomed 25 attendees, and showcased various water supply and monitoring strategies that have been implemented on three properties in the Flaxman and Eden Valley districts. These included a desalination plant which has produced optimal water quality for irrigation, an electronic device to monitor tank water
There are many different ways to set up feeding systems for containment ewe areas. This video hears from five different farmers located across the Barossa Valley, who are using a range of systems including, self feeders, trough feeding in and out of the pens, silage and total mixed rations with feed mixers. These farmers discuss
BIGG have released the case study report looking at invertebrates in mixed species pastures vs monocultures. This was developed by Mike Nash from What Bugs You.
On 17th April, BIGG hosted the group of local and interstate Drought Hub ‘Knowledge Brokers’. They all had an interest in producer led on the ground delivery and addressing locally identified issues and priorities. They visited two BIGG sites, which have been developed with the SA Drought Hub, meeting with the producers and BIGG facilitators. The
Integrating the Adelaide University Agricultural Science students with their future industries has never been as successful. Such success is thanks to AIA who run a mentoring program and other organisations enthusiastic about offering work experience, internships and grad programs.
What are the options and strategies you need to consider to help make your property ‘water secure’?
This was examined at a workshop BIGG held on April 13 at the Mt McKenzie Hall, featuring PIRSA Soil and Land Management consultants, Mary-Anne Young and Brian Hughes and BIGG Technical Facilitator, Janie Evans.
THRIVING in challenging conditions requires livestock producers to look at their farms from a range of perspectives including livestock, land, business and people. The Barossa Improved Grazing Group (BIGG) is focussing on helping producers consider these perspectives in their fourth annual conference ‘Thriving into the Future’
Moculta mixed farmer and principal of Bunyara Merino and Poll Merino stud, Ian Koch is currently hosting two Nuriootpa High School students as part of their agricultural school based apprenticeship.