The extremely cold, dry winter of 2017, followed by a mediocre spring, has resulted in many enterprises being low in feed reserves (both pasture and stored feeds), with extremely low soil moisture profiles. Therefore, substantial rain with good follow up will be required for a sustained change in the season. The current seasonal conditions warrant the following considerations:
• Ensure all non-productive stock have already been marketed.
Livestock markets are holding up we
Since joining with Delta Agribusiness late last year, the WMG Agriservices team at Wee Waa, Goondiwindi and Moree have maintained a focus on ensuring strong local knowledge, community mindedness and that most of the on-the-ground decision making processes are still happening at a grassroots level.
“We see the merger with Delta Ag as a progressive step – we are like-minded businesses with similar cultures,” said Matt Jones, branch manager and agronomist at WMG Agriservices a
It’s midday on a Wednesday and a few days after Delta Agribusiness has officially taken over a bulk diesel fuel distribution business and 24-hour refuelling site in the Lockhart area.
Jamey Anderson has just travelled a 120km round trip to Mangoplah to deliver on-farm.
He’s taking a quick break at the depot to chat to me before heading out on the road again for the afternoon.
“There’s been a really high level of interest. We’ve got a broad range of deliveries onto diffe
Dr John Kirkegaard’s research approach always starts with a conversation.
He meets with growers, talks about his ideas, listens to their comments and then kicks off his research based on their feedback. This works particularly well in farming systems because of the many interacting factors and ensures he is looking at the problems or opportunities growers want investigated.
“Farming systems agronomy can be complex because it relies on many factors, like tillage, sowing da
The Germon family embarked on a new farming journey at the beginning of summer, becoming the first cotton growers in the area. They are now looking forward to a bumper crop on “Rockleigh” and assisting other potential croppers to join the cotton fold. Farmer Robert Germon surveys the sea of white with satisfaction.
What was once a field for dairy cows and rows of corn has been transformed into his first ever cotton crop at “Rockleigh”, Geurie.
Robert, his wife Cathy and s
Slow and steady formula proves one small step in a five-year plan and one giant leap for this North West NSW cropping operation. Third generation Tulloona farmer, Robert Woods, knows first-hand that life on the land is a marathon, not a sprint.
“If the place is left fractionally better each afternoon than it started that morning, then we’re on the right track,” Rob believes.
It’s a mantra that takes much patience and dedication, but Rob is comfortable in the fact that far
There’s a change in the air around the Gunnedah district of late, with a new generation at the helm and a renewed enthusiasm for the region’s potential.
Long considered one of Australia’s agricultural heartlands, a quiet inter-generational shift in recent years has revealed a community brimming with youth and energy.
Also proudly contributing to Gunnedah’s renaissance is Delta Agribusiness, having recently unveiled a handsome new purpose-built premises.
According to Del