Mixed farming masterclass beckons Tasmanian producers

Training program aims to get the best out of grain and livestock businesses

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Grazing dual purpose crops to maximise grain production and liveweight gain will be a topic to be discussed at the Mixed Farming Masterclass by Cam Nicholson, of Nicon Rural Services. PHOTO Alistair Lawson

Grazing dual purpose crops to maximise grain production and liveweight gain will be a topic to be discussed at the Mixed Farming Masterclass by Cam Nicholson, of Nicon Rural Services. PHOTO Alistair Lawson

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A unique program is rolling-out in Tasmania in May for mixed farmers to lift production.

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Tasmania's mixed farmers are invited to be involved in a unique initiative designed to support them in their efforts to optimise production and profits from their farming systems.

A Mixed Farming Masterclass at Campbell Town on 23 May will bring together some of Australia's leading mixed farmers, researchers and advisers who will discuss and share the latest information and advice on livestock and fodder management.

A GRDC investment, supported by Macquarie Franklin and Ag Excellence Alliance, the Mixed Farming Masterclass will enable participants to:

  • Join a network of leading mixed farming thinkers in their local area
  • Gain access to Australia's leading mixed farming researchers and advisers
  • Gain access to tools to use on their farms.

A mixed agenda

The program for the Mixed Farming Masterclass event will feature a wide range of topics and speakers, including:

  • Animal health considerations when grazing crops - Bruce Jackson, independent veterinary consultant
  • Grazing dual purpose crops to maximise grain production and liveweight gain - Cam Nicholson, Nicon Rural Services
  • The quality and uses of grass seed straw - Jason Lynch, Macquarie Franklin
  • Feed budgeting in mixed farming businesses - Jason Lynch, Macquarie Franklin
  • The four main profit drivers of a mixed farming business - Jim Cuming, Macquarie Franklin.

How to participate

The free-of-charge event, with morning tea and lunch provided, will be held at The Grange, in Campbell Town, from 10am to 3.30pm. Registration is essential for catering purposes.

More information: Georgia McCarthy, Macquarie Franklin, 0400 763 904, gmccarthy@macfrank.com.au.

Click here to register

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