The aim of this project is to allow producers to explore the different pasture management techniques which lead to increased sustainability of grazing production systems. The opportunity to form networks with local and regional producers was also encouraged.
This project was funded by the AMLR NRM Boards Community NRM Grant 2012/13.
The Fleureiu trip was also co-funded by the More Pastures from Beef Program.
This project facilitated two bus trips:
1. Barossa Pasture Walk Bus Trip- to explore local pasture systems
– Local Landmark Pasture Trial Site
– Eden Valley Summer Pasture Trial site- turnips, chicory and millet
– Eden Valley- perennial pasture establishment- viewed previously on Eden Valley Pasture Walk
– Keyneton- Annual ryegrass variety trial- diploid vs tetraploid ryegrasses- viewed previously on Keyneton Walk
– Keyneton- Lucerne paddock demonstration
– Moculta- Perennial pasture demonstration- Rappa
– Moculta- Increasing the biomass paddock demonstration
2. Fleurieu Pasture Walk Bus Trip- to explore beef, sheep and dairy pasture systems on the Fleurieu
– Waitpinga- High input dairy system
– Parawa- Maximising growth rates of paddock fed lambs
– Hindmarsh Tiers- Techno grazing beef system
A Case Study Bookled will be developed highlighting each of these properties to further extend the learning opportunities.