Serve-Ag and Seed Force invite you to a
Fodder Beet Information Session
Thursday 15th June, 2017
Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre
Corner of Nelson and Grant Street, Smithton
10.00am – 3.00pm
Seed Force have been committed to developing and leading the industry with new genetic innovations for fodder beet and sugar beet production that enable farmers to achieve profitable production and management systems. Fodder beet is potentially the highest yielding winter forage option available with high energy, palatability and digestibility for all classes of livestock.
Guest speakers include:
Technical Manager from Seed Force, New Zealand
Liam has managed the research team at Seed Force for many years.
This session will cover everything you need to know from the latest research, paddock preparation and crop management to animal health and feeding systems.
Dr Michael Wilkes
Research Associate with the University of Adelaide’s School of Animal and Veterinary Science
Michael is currently working with beef finishing systems and managing the following project;
“Use of fodder beet to increase post weaning growth rate, MSA compliance and winter throughput of pasture finished cattle in southern Australia”
Michael will discuss how different feeding systems and management affect carcass quality, pH and dark cutters, marbling and carcass ossification, higher weight for age returns and income benefits.
Farm Visit – Gerard and Ria Mulder
Gerard and Ria were recently awarded the Dairy Business of the Year Award for 2017. The highlight of their farming system demonstrating the low cost of production which includes wintering their dairy herd on fodder beet. Come and see the cows in action and learn how Gerard and Ria use this crop successfully.
This is a session not to be missed
RSVP Wednesday 14th June, 2017
To Peta Davies on 0408 259 739 or firstname.lastname@example.org