Meet Michael Taylor from Midwest Rural Traders, Wallumbilla

Chloe Kempe, Brand and Research Program Manager, Agrimix

Michael Taylor Midwest Rural Traders, Wallumbilla   Michael and his family have spent decades trialling different methods to improve their pastures to achieve higher beef productivity. Michael is a man of many skills; he also runs Midwest Rural Traders – the local rural merchandise supplier in Wallumbilla. Midwest Rural Traders was established in 2006 after […]

Meet Kylie Fourie from Tara Rural Supplies

Kylie Fourie

Kylie Fourie Agronomist & Farmer  Tara Rural Supplies, Tara   When she’s not flat out in the paddock chasing mice and weeds, Kylie Fourie is one of two agronomists on staff at Tara Rural Supplies. Kylie has a wealth of first-hand knowledge from her years of experience farming on the Western Downs. Tara Rural Supplies […]

Meet Jeff York from Acres Rural Supplies, Rolleston

Jeff York

Jeff York Co-owner & Agronomist Acres Rural Supplies, Rolleston   Well-known Rolleston agronomist Jeff York lives and breathes life on the land. Starting his 30+ year career at Primac, Jeff moved on to Elders for a further 13 years before co-founding Acres Rural Supplies. For the past 11 years, Jeff and his team have been providing all the essentials […]

Meet Ross Newman from Gracemere Veterinary Surgery

Ross Newman

Ross Newman Agricultural and Pastoral Consultant Gracemere Veterinary Surgery, Rockhampton   Why choose Progardes®? Despite some of the driest years on record around the Rockhampton region, we have seen Progardes® Desmanthus not only successfully establish, due principally to seed scarification and the sheer number of seeds in its bare form, but also continue to provide green leaf while […]

Masters of Pastures – Kate & John Scott, Allandale, Roma, Queensland

Kate & John Scott

Always learning    John and Kate Scott bring an intense focus on quality to every stage of their pasture improvement program. “We are pasture farmers who specialise in beef cattle weight gain.” .      This photo says it all, I’m out mustering cattle but they just keep stopping to eat the Progardes®.   When […]

Masters of Pastures – Jason & Donna Collins, Springsure, Queensland

Jason Collins

Always learning    Jason Collins, manager of NAPCO’s Cungelella Station, has sown and trialled a number of pasture legumes to improve the sustainability of the Buffel grass pasture and improve animal performance.   Jason began Progardes® trials in 2010, with an initial planting of 250 hectares on an old Buffel grass paddock that was renovated […]

The Dirt: Issue 07

Zac Geldof

In issue 7 of The Dirt we meet new team member Zac Geldof, look at the latest update from our project “New pastures to increase livestock productivity across the north” and announce a new distributorship with Cropmark Seeds NZ.   Agrimix: Science, Integrity, Results  Recently Agrimix’s Innovation Officer, Lachlan Godson, visited Peronne Station near Hughenden to conduct a Botanal […]

Beating pasture dieback with Progardes: a case study

Beating Pasture Dieback

ABOVE: The Prices run offsets across areas of pasture dieback in preparation for planting Progardes® Desmanthus. (Photo: Rob Price)   The problem  Livestock naturally avoids grazing on dieback affected grasses, so the condition can drastically affect productivity. Like so many graziers across Queensland and Northern New South Wales, Brigid and Owen Price have experienced first-hand, the […]

Handle drought stresses with Progardes® Desmanthus

Drought persistence

Progardes®, Australia’s #1 Desmanthus, the solution bred for the harsh conditions of Northern Australia   Progardes® Desmanthus is resilient under poor conditions. The Blackall paddock pictures below in 2018 and 2019 were planted in 2017, germinating on 130mm of rain, and under drought conditions ever since (average rainfall = 530mm/yr). Progardes® Desmanthus also has high water use efficiency […]

The Dirt: Issue 06

Nigel Onley cover

In issue 6 of The Dirt we announce an exciting new acquisition, visit a QLD property beating the effects of pasture dieback, speak to one of our “Masters of Pastures” Adam Coffey and highlight upcoming events.   Agrimix acquire SeedGro: now offering a complete range of pasture seeds  SeedGro is well-known for providing high-quality pasture seed to rural […]