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Vale Benjamin (Ben) Dunstan

It is with heavy hearts that we pay tribute to the passing of Benjamin (Ben) Wesley Dunstan, who left us on May 13, 2024, at the age of 82. Ben was a cherished member of the Valley Seeds family and his loss is deeply felt by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Born

Andrew RaitT’s Winning custom blend for High-Quality hay!

Echuca farmer Andrew Raitt says our ryegrass custom blend of Italians and Clover is the best he’s ever grown. “Local farmers and agents see the paddocks and want to buy our hay. They say “Wow, great grass! When farmers come back the next year wanting our hay again you know you’ve got it right.” Andrew

Amplify Allrounder. The phalaris and subclover blend that lives up to its name.

What does it take to turn a degraded, waterlogged paddock into productive pasture? It can be as simple as selecting the right pasture variety and having a well-thought-out whole farm pasture management plan in place. Mick Parsons had a problem. His main feed paddock was choked with Bentgrass (a highly aggressive low-quality grass that’s hard

proactive whole farm pasture solutions with phil williams

Valley Seeds’ Coastal NSW regional business manager Phil Williams reckons there’s something special about his team. “There’s no salesperson on the sales team, we’re all agros, specialists and nutritionists so unlike other seed companies we’re not there purely to sell. We’re there to advise and support growers to select the best product for their environment.

V74 LUCERNE: the best winter active hay you’ll ever producE!

V74 is the quiet achiever making big news in the Australian lucerne market. Our new high-quality winter active 7 variety has an improved leaf-to-stem ratio, and growers tell us they’re very happy with this high-achieving pasture seed. In autumn 2023 prominent Cowra farmer and manufacturer Peter Boyd put in 80 hectares of V74 and says

Enhancing Dairy Pasture Productivity with andrew wood

Want to increase your farm efficiency and productivity in dairy, beef and sheep? Valley Seeds’ Northern Victoria and Gippsland Regional Manager Andrew Wood can help. “Not long ago I visited a large dairy operation in the Northern Victoria region. The farm had a new manager who needed to get across a bunch of different issues.

Acidic soil & heavy grazing tolerant with 1.5m root depth? It’s OUR new amplify phalaris!

Amplify Phalaris was the talk of our 2023 Field Day, so what’s the buzz? It’s simple. We’ve made Australia’s leading temperate perennial grass even better. Deep-rooted perennial Amplify Phalaris is a fantastic product and we’ve got lots in stock. Good news for you, and your customers. So, why is the industry so excited about Valley

New horizons for perennial pasture man Sam Wright

You might have heard on the grapevine that local ag legend Sam Wright, Valley Seeds’ Eastern Victorian Business Manager is hanging up his company jacket and retiring this month. An amiable fixture at farmer days and regional events, Sam joined turf and pasture seed producers Valley Seeds in 2006 bringing a wealth of local knowledge

The FineFeed Advantage – Peter boyd (Canimbla farm)

Photo: Harvesting Finefeed at Canimbla Farm Photo credit: Jadan Group When a serious leader in the ag industry says your ryegrass is the best he’s ever grown, you know you’re doing something right. In Autumn, on the advice of Valley Seeds Central Business Manager Andrew ‘Boots’ Harborne, successful Cowra farmer and manufacturer Peter Boyd put

34 tonne of pasture seed en route to western australia

Rolling down the highway! We’re thrilled to see 34 tonnes of our custom pasture blends en route to Western Australia. Our team collaborated closely with the farms and Nutrien Ag Solutions Margaret River to create tailored blends, perfectly suited to their climate and feed requirements. ENDS

Forage trial program: integrity, transparency, rigorous – data farmers can trust

If you’ve driven past the neat rows of meticulously labelled trial sites surrounding Valley Seeds in Yarck, chances are you’ve wondered what goes into setting them up, and why they’re important. Respected ag scientist and R&D consultant Stuart Kemp reckons trial programs are more relatable than people realise. “Basically, it’s gardening on a grand scale!

Meet Tariq Gerardi, your new local business manager and ag advisor

Your business has a new asset, and his name is Tariq Gerardi! If you joined our Field Day in Yarck a few weeks ago, chances are you’d have walked the trial sites with Tariq. As a highly experienced Ag Scientist and tech guru, Tariq has been a key member of our R&D team for the

Meet Your New Technical Development Lead

Like our product portfolio, the revitalised Valley Seeds team is growing and this week we welcome our new technical development lead Tariq Gerardi! Tariq joins us at the Yarck facility where as a key member of the R&D team, he’ll look after the research site, monitor trials and be part of regular conversations with ag

Meet your new Northern VIC Business Manager Andrew Wood

3/2/2023 We’re excited to welcome our new Northern Victorian business manager Andrew Wood to the growing Valley Seeds family. In Andrew’s own words “Change brings new skills” and being part of our invigorated new business was a big part of his decision to move to Valley Seeds. “Joining a close-knit team at Valley was also

Valley Seeds congratulates the 2023 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant recipients

Original article posted via AgriFutures Australia: https://agrifutures.com.au/news/seven-female-innovators-announced-as-2023-agrifutures-rural-womens-acceleration-grant-recipients/ Alice Bennett (Crystal Brook, SA), Thea Walker (Jardee, WA), Nadine Holgate (Kialla, VIC), Emma Goodall (Clunes, VIC), Leanne Kruss (Dimbulah, QLD), Kate Webster (Muttama, NSW) and Sara McCarthy (Narromine, NSW) successfully pitched their ideas, ranging from health chats, value-add ice cream and pastures under horse grazing, to a

Meet Casey Willis our new research agronomist

20/01/2023 We’re excited to welcome our talented new researcher Casey Willis to the revitalised Valley Seeds team. “It’s a fantastic time to join Valley Seeds and because of the recent significant capital investment into Valley’s R&D program there are lots of opportunities to solve pasture problems that the industry has been wrestling with for years.

Meet Andrew ‘Boots’ harborne

17-01-2023 NSW, we’re excited to introduce Andrew ‘Boots’ Harborne, your new Valley Seeds business manager. Respected by retailers and farmers across the industry, Boots is known for his deep understanding of pastures and equally, his dogged determination to help farmers maximise yield and get ahead. “The fundamentals don’t change but there are different ways of

Cashback until feb 15

16/12/2022 Valley Seeds has launched a Cash Back campaign for Australian Farmers to get a head start on 2023. Until 15 February 2023, when buying 20 bags or more of Amplify Allrounder or 40 bags or more of Amazing Quickfeed via a retailer, farmers will receive a minimum of $400 in cash back* from Valley

Valley Seeds partnerS with Rapid relief for flood victims

Valley Seeds is proud to be partnering with the Rapid Relief Team AU to support farmers in the Yea area recently affected by flooding. A ‘Farmers Community Connect Event’ will be held on the 8th of December at the Yea Saleyards, 7am to 11am. If you have been impacted by the floods, register via the

Our field day at yarck is cancelled until further notice

In line with the State Emergency Service (SES) watch and act warning, Valley Seeds have canceled tomorrow’s delayed field day at our Yarck site. The safety of our customers, staff and the broader community is priority, and we are also committed to doing everything we can to support our stretched Emergency Service workers. Thank you