Valley Seeds is going virtual in 2020.
Valley Seeds Virtual Open Day was held on 4 & 5 November in 2020. The event featured webinars and information videos to help you get the most out of pasture on your farm. Topics covered such as perennial pasture management, how to plan with unpredictable autumn breaks, choosing the right ryegrass (annuals, Italians and perennials) as well as information on new Valley Seeds varieties that thrive in Australian conditions.
Valley Seeds – Australian seeds for Australian farms
It can take up to 15 years to develop a new perennial ryegrass variety and 7 or 8 years to produce an annual variety. In this video we share the process, from crossing, through selection and multiplication, quality assurance until we’re able to bag and deliver a new Valley Seeds ryegrass.
Managing the autumn break
In the face of an increasingly variable climate, we see autumn breaks coming late, early or not at all. It’s still possible to plan for success, so that you’re ready for whatever the autumn break looks like. In this video we talk about pasture planning to help you get the most of this important time of year – whatever it looks like.
Which ryegrass is right for my farm?
Annual, Italian and Perennial ryegrass all have their own benefits and considerations. Working together they can provide a year-round solution that keeps feed up to your livestock and produces excellent silage and hay at the end of the season. Growing your own pasture will always be more cost effective than buying in feed. This video shows you how to get the most from what you have by choosing the right varieties to achieve your pasture and livestock goals.
Have you ever asked yourself, “What do I really get if I pay more for seed?”, “How can I reduce the risk of failed sowings?”, or “How can I get more feed year-round?” This session gives an insight to these questions. Followed up with an interactive Q&A to delve deeper into these topics with a panel who have experience in all aspects of pasture from seed breeding and production to growing pastures for feed.
Perennial pastures can be a cost effective feed option for your livestock. Making sure they persist and you get the most from them increases their value and improves farm productivity. Plant breeder Anthony Leddin will lead a discussion on perennial pasture options and maximisation and host a Q&A session to answer your questions