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2024 AIA-SA Student Compendium: Unlocking New Opportunities for Young People in Barossa

The 2024 Agricultural Institute of Australia – South Australia (AIA-SA) Division’s Student Compendium serves as an inspirational resource for young individuals considering a career in this vital sector. Featuring contributions that reflect the Barossa’s innovative approach to agriculture, the Student Compendium offers young people the potential for career opportunities within the region. The Student Compendium […]

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New pasture case study: sown annual vs regenerated perennial

This latest BIGG case study focuses on an in-paddock pasture comparison at Angaston grape and livestock producer Ben Zander’s property. Ben’s 3.5ha paddock was sown in 2012 with a perennial based pasture mix (phalaris, cocksfoot, perennial ryegrass and sub clover) and in May 2023 3.0ha of the same paddock was sown to a basic annual pasture multi-species mix. The paddock was monitored

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BIGG producers learn best practice sheep containment feeding 

BIGG delivered a workshop in early April to support sheep producers through the decision-making process and implementation of best practice sheep containment feeding systems. Held in Eden Valley, eight businesses attended the workshop facilitated by BIGG Technical Facilitator Deb Scammell. Attendees also benefited from a visit to sheep producer Pete Mitchell’s newly built containment yards

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New Case study: Productive multi-species pasture at Marananga

Matt Neldner aims to continually improve the productivity of his feedbase at his Marananga property. After attending a BIGG Soil Health Workshop in 2021, Matt learnt about the benefits of growing and grazing multi-species pastures inspiring him to compare two different pasture types in the one paddock: In 2021 Matt sowed half a paddock to a multi-species pasture and the other

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BIGG 24 Conference, Farming Ahead: A Changing Landscape

BIGG 2024 conference presents insights and strategies for adapting to changing livestock landscape

Over 95 livestock producers, agriculture students, agribusiness and industry supporters joined together at the Barossa Improved Grazing Group (BIGG) Annual Conference. Held at Lambert Estate (Angaston) on Thursday 8 February 2024, the conference was facilitated by Janie Evans, BIGG Technical Officer. Seven presenters spoke on topics in response to this year’s theme ‘Farming Ahead: A

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BIGG 24 Conference youth attendees

BIGG 2024 conference engages young people in Ag – we’re in good hands!

On receiving SA Sheep Industry Fund (SIF) sponsored tickets, fifteen local students and early career professionals attended the BIGG 2024 Annual Conference  ‘Farming ahead: a changing landscape’ on Thursday 8 February at Lambert Estate, Angaston. Senior High school students from years 11 and 12 came from local farms or were new to agriculture, with some

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BIGG Conference looks ahead at changing landscape for livestock producers

Livestock producers, agribusiness and industry supporters from the Barossa and surrounding areas are invited to join together to connect and learn at the Barossa Improved Grazing Group (BIGG) Annual Conference on Thursday 8 February 2024 to be held at Lambert Estate, Angaston. This year’s theme Farming Ahead: A Changing Landscape will focus on adapting and

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Student opportunity: BIGG Communications Intern

BIGG is seeking expressions of interest from students of either agriculture, animal, veterinary science, agribusiness or natural resource management for the 2024 BIGG Communications Intern – Drought Preparedness. The Communications Intern will be mentored and actively involved in the delivery of BIGG’s communications activities including events (specifically the Annual Conference: 8 February 2024), website, social

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