Tomorrow we open the doors of our research farm so the local farmers can see what’s been happening over the fence.
Our consultant Dr Neil Moss will be taking our visitors on a farm walk where he will share our pasture trial results that increase pasture protein and energy, lift milk production by up to two litres a day and use less fertiliser.
The farmers will be asking lots of questions and the first thing they will want to know is what’s it for them and their cows. That is exactly the question they should be asking because farmers are just like the rest of the world their first priority is to feed their families and just like everyone else their work and commitment should be valued at its real price. ( Ditto for their cows)
Neil is using his presentation tonight to set the scene. Would his slides entice you to come?
All the details for our field day on March 26th and 27th 2012 see Future farming: research puts grass out to pasture are now bedded down. See flyer here
However in typical farming fashion the weather is behaving badly and Lemon Grove Research Farm is under water
The water is receding fairly quickly however with the trial paddock now reasonably water free after been totally covered in water at 6am this morning
Mmh its looks like everyone will be coming to see how our pasture recovers from too much water
The home farm Clover Hill is also waterlogged and sadly the dangers of farming are only too apparent to all the team after this accident this morning that left the tractor a write off and the driver thankfully in one piece
The tractor after a long slide down the hill, an altercation with some large rocks and a couple of trees and a few double back flips.
I send a special thank you to John Deere for making tractors that help save lives.