Hunter beef and dairy producers encouraged to attend pasture update event

28 Apr 2017

Hunter Valley and coastal producers will hear the latest in research and new technologies for the grazing industries when NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Tocal College host the Grassland Society of NSW Pasture Update on 18 May.

NSW DPI Technical Specialist Pasture Production, Neil Griffiths said landholders will have the opportunity to hear from industry specialists and researchers regarding sub-tropical pastures, grasses and legumes research and development projects.

“Participants will see various demonstrations with new technology available for beef and dairy industries to use on farm to assist their farming practices,” Mr Griffiths said.

“Presentations will include beef production on summer pastures, more efficient use of nitrogen on kikuyu and ryegrass and precision farming in Lucerne production.”

“Participants will hear the latest on precision farming for grazing industries involving a better understanding of soils and more accurate fertiliser application and virtual fencing.

“Also discussed on the day will be the results from a three year local trial looking at new and better grass and legume varieties.”

The Pastures Update is an initiative of The Grassland Society of NSW Inc. and funded by Meat and Livestock Australia, in collaboration with DPI and the Hunter Local Land Services.

Registration and payment of $20, which covers morning tea and lunch, is to be made by Friday 12 May through the Grassland Society of NSW

The day will commence with registration at 9.00 am in the main hall of Tocal Agricultural Centre, Paterson.

For further information please contact Neil Griffiths on 02 4939 8948 or mobile 0427 007 425 email

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