Planning for Autumn Action – Pastures Field Day

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Date(s) - 12 Mar 2020
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

"Springmere" Holwell Road near Beaconsfield

Planning for Autumn Action Field Day

Thursday 12th March 2020, 10am -3pm

Beaconsfield & Hillwood

As part of the MLA – Tamar NRM, Tamar Pasture Improvement Demonstration Project you are invited to attend the next Field Day on 12th March 2020 starting at Beaconsfield 10 am.

The Tamar Pasture Improvement Demonstration Project is a three year project funded by MLA aimed at increased profitability to the red meat supply chain by 10% by adopting improved pasture varieties and management practices). We have three PDS sites that producers attend and where progress is explained by agronomists.

(See the latest project update and results under the “Reports” tab)

Full Program provided later.

FREE EVENT –  Lunch Provided.


Or phoning Greg Lundstrom on 6323 3310,

Mob 0438 642 112




Thursday 12th March 2020

Draft Program:

Tea and Coffee from 9.30 am

10.00    Meet at “Springmere” and Welcome (Ian Sauer)

10.10    The farmer’s view (Ben Hooper)

10.20    MLA Pastures Demonstration Project and the Red Meat Component (Eric Hall)

10.40    TIA Update (Rowan Smith)

10.50   Tour “Springmere” – See MLA Pasture demonstration paddocks (Eric Hall, Ben Hooper)

11.45    Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture update and Pasture trials at “Greenhythe” (TIA/Eric Hall)

12.30    Lunch (provided)

1.00   The farmer’s view (Ed Archer)

1.15    Animal Health and Nutrition (Bruce Jackson)

1.45    Benefits of confinement feeding in a Tasmanian context (Jason Lynch)

2.15    Landholder Survey – Where are the knowledge gaps? (Greg Lundstrom)

2.30    Discussion on the challenges and successes the site has posed (All)

3.00   Close