Cowra Agricultural Research and Advisory Station

 

What happens at Cowra

Cowra Agricultural Research and Advisory Station is located on 390 hectares of red-brown soil in the Central Western Slopes of NSW. Situated 3km from Cowra on the northern town boundary, the research and advisory station is located undulating arable and grazing country.

The site has been recognised as the Centre for Red Meat and Sheep Development. It has a long and impressive research record in the improvement of the Australian sheep meat industry. Recent activities have focussed on developing improvements in genetics, meat quality, nutrition, reproduction, lamb survival and market development.

Plant breeders throughout Australia have used this reliable rainfall site for over 100 years to undertake the detailed assessment of new selections and conduct on-site national variety trials. Large-scale crop and pasture management demonstrations help extend the latest technology to the local farming community.

Sheep at the Cowra Agricultural Research & Advisory Station

Our research

The station conducts research on pastures, agronomy, extensive livestock and meat science.

Cowra Agricultural Research and Advisory Station

Our facilities and services

The station has a range of research, education, farming and community resources.

Aerial image of Cowra Agricultural Research & Advisory Station

Our history

William Farrer, known as the Father of the Australian wheat industry, was instrumental in the station’s establishment as an Experimental Farm in 1903.

Aerial image at Cowra Agricultural Research and Advisory Station

Our climate

Located in the Central Slopes region of NSW, the station experiences a Mediterranean-like climate.

LocationContact

Binni Creek Road
Cowra NSW 2794

Postal address:

Cowra Agricultural Research and Advisory Station
Centre for Sheep Meat Development
PO Box 129
Cowra NSW 2794

Phone: (02) 6349 9777

International: +61 2 6349 9777

Fax: (02) 6342 4543

Email: cowra.office@industry.nsw.gov.au