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NEW VIDEO: Methods of Feeding Ewes in Containment Pens
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 …
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Mixed Species Pastures: Invertebrate Study Released
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.
Drought Hub Knowledge Broker Visit
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 …
BIGG Appoints New EO
BIGG is excited to appoint a new Executive Officer, Diane Stewart, who started in April.
Integrating of Ag Science students with their future industries has never been as successful
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.
New containment lot in the Southeast showing pasture success.
Josh Hancock from Kingston SE attended the major containment field day in March 2021 and looked at some of the other containment ewe project sites through the Barossa. He was wanting to build a new containment lot on his Southeast property to preserve pasture and allow him to supplement ewes in a concentrated area prior to the break.
BIGG Fleurieu Bus Trip
The combined BIGG and Mid North High Rainfall Zone Bus trip to the Fleurieu occurred on the 18th March with 14 participants heading down to visit three different innovative properties in the Sellicks Hill/ Myponga area.
Considerations for Water Security Planning
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.
BIGG Annual Report 2021
BIGG has released it’s annual report for 2021. The report gives an overview of the current projects which include the two new projects, one investigating on-farm water security and the other developing skills to improve climate resilience on local farming systems. These complement the other projects which BIGG has been running including the Containment Ewe Project, Pasture Walks and the Livestock Technology Group.
BIGG AGM 2021
The Barossa Improved Grazing Group celebrated the second year as an Incorporated Body at it’s AGM on Thursday 21st October at Wanera Wine Bar in Angaston.