Grazing Cereals.

unlacedgecko

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Thoughts and comments?
 
I know a family mixed farm that always grazed their oats for an early bite. I have heard that ‘yearling’ operators in US used to overwinter weaned beef calves on oats behind electric fence. Not sure if the crop ever saw a combine though
 

Dead Rabbits

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Fairly common on the central and southern plains in the US where winter wheat is common. In a bad price year or a damaging frost or drought the crop will be grazed out and something else plant Decent amount of research out there on yield effects and timings.

It’s my understanding that this is also common in areas of South America and Australia.
 
I know a family mixed farm that always grazed their oats for an early bite. I have heard that ‘yearling’ operators in US used to overwinter weaned beef calves on oats behind electric fence. Not sure if the crop ever saw a combine though
Fairly common on the central and southern plains in the US where winter wheat is common. In a bad price year or a damaging frost or drought the crop will be grazed out and something else plant Decent amount of research out there on yield effects and timings.

It’s my understanding that this is also common in areas of South America and Australia.

very common in Australia.
As you say, there is also a huge amount of research & papers on it available.
Ive list count of the times I’ve put up links on TFF to Australian research on this very topic . . .
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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