From the Ground Up

Maximising Dairy Farm Feed Sources

With global, dairy, commodity prices taking a beating in the last 6-months, now more than ever do farmers need to focus on the management of their feed inputs and how to extract best value nutrition. With prices predicted to rebound in the following 24-months it will be essential to be in a position to capture better pricing.

At Reid Stockfeeds we’re conscious of the importance that great pasture management and forage production in addition to customised stockfeed, can play in the success of a dairy farm. That’s why this August we’re hosting a series of special informative sessions on best practice methods for growing pasture,  grazing it, conserving it and supplementing this with energy rich stockfeed.

Cobden Session Speakers

Bruce Lewis (Ag Diagnostics) has worked in Agriculture for the past 40 years which included soil classification, irrigation, fertiliser agronomy,  soil testing interpretation and farming.  He is a past President of the Grassland Society of Victoria and presently farm’s a prime lamb enterprise with his son. Bruce is a Senior Consultant with Ag Diagnostics.

Phil White is the Principal Consultant for Ag Diagnostics and a specialist in grazing management and pasture agronomy.  Phil has a B. Ag Sc (hons) in plant science along with extensive practical dairy experience and is passionate about turning grass into milk in a profitable manner.  Along with his consultancy work Phil also runs a dairy farm with his partner Tracy.

Mark Lourey (Forage Conservation Manager, Feedworks) has made an outstanding contribution to the fodder sector in Victoria. Working early years in a produce store, earthmoving (constructing farm laneways) and delivering grain. The last 25-years has seen him develop an expertise for forage. Managing Feedworks hay and silage preservative business and their hay trading division has tapped into his two great passions; educating farmers about producing better forage but also appreciating the value this brings their business. He also currently holds a board member position with AFIA.

Peter Vinelli is president of International Stock Food in Georgia, USA. Their drive is to better preserve the nutrient values in silage, feed, bales, hay and TMR’s.

Kelly Slattery is our Senior Nutritionist at Reid Stockfeeds.  With qualifications in Animal Science and experience as a field officer with Warrnambool Cheese and Butter, Kell is a highly respected member of the team and well informed when it comes to ruminant ration formulations.

From the Ground Up Cobden. Better feeding principles for dairy.
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Goulburn Valley Session Speakers

Jono Fenwick & Roger Wakefield (Kober Agronomists) 

Chris Dellavedova (Kober Agronomist)

Drew and Glenn Gordon (GorBro Dairy Farms)

Mark Lourey (Forage Conservation Manager, Feedworks) has made an outstanding contribution to the fodder sector in Victoria. Working early years in a produce store, earthmoving (constructing farm laneways) and delivering grain. The last 25-years has seen him develop an expertise for forage. Managing Feedworks hay and silage preservative business and their hay trading division has tapped into his two great passions; educating farmers about producing better forage but also appreciating the value this brings their business. He also currently holds a board member position with AFIA.

Peter Vinelli is president of International Stock Food in Georgia, USA. Their drive is to better preserve the nutrient values in silage, feed, bales hay and TMR’s.

Daniel Bacon and Dominic Conheady are ruminant nutritionists at Reid Stockfeeds. These gentlemen are well respected and networked within their dairy regions, being members of various dairy groups sees them active on-farm and at shows. Both Daniel and Dominic have degrees in Animal Science and come from reputable, family dairy farms.

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By |2016-11-22T13:38:04+00:00July 30th, 2016|Customer, Event, North Central Victoria, Western Victoria|0 Comments

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