GGA is collaborating with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) on the FEED365 Project, co-funded by DPIRD and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).
FEED365 aims to re-design livestock forage systems for grazing all-year round in Mediterranean environments, to minimise supplementary feeding. The focus is sheep grazing systems in Southwest WA that are challenged by climate change with increasingly hotter, drier and more variable seasons.
A range of novel pasture and feedbase options will be evaluated in species mixtures under grazing, particularly to target key seasonal feed gaps, before the growing season and at the end of the growing season.
The research will initially commence at the DPIRD Katanning Research Facility and then be expanded to involve grower groups in a participatory research process including on-farm demonstration sites.
Enquiries to Tanya Kilminster at GGA
Field Day 13 October
The first event for farmers and interested grower to engage with will be a Field Day on October 13, from 9.30am- 2.30pm at the Katanning Research Facilty. An overview of the FEED365 project will be provided as well as a tour of the Research Facility.