Winchmore Discussion Group - March

Come along to this discussion group at Strathearn operated by Van Black Farming Ltd which has been operating as an irrigated dairy farm for the last two years.

This season the farm peak milked 745 cows on a 208 effective hectare milking platform that is predominantly pivot irrigated with effluent going out through the pivot. The shed is a 60-bale rotary, with ACRs and Protrack. They use nitrogen rates of up to 200 kg N/ha/ year of synthetic nitrogen fertiliser.

  • Seasonal discussion for the time of year
  • They are considering stock technologies for next season and so welcome feedback
  • They are looking into putting small areas of the farm in a fixed grid set sprinkler irrigation
  • Reproductive performance

Finishing with a BBQ lunch.

Protect our industry - please arrive with clean boots to reduce the risk of spreading a disease, pest or weed.

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