The Persistence of Progardes in Harsh Environments – Peronne Station

Update on our CRC-P research project at Peronne Station Project Name: New Pastures to Increase Livestock Productivity in the North One of the goals for this CRC-P research project was to identify methods to establish Progardes® Desmanthus in paddocks across northern Australia. Site Peronne Station Hughenden, Queensland Site Background Land type: Gidgee/Boree alkaline clay soil […]

Masters of Pastures – Hannah & Jason Simms, Armraynald, Burketown, Queensland

Hannah and Jason Simms managed Armraynald, a 214,090ha Brahman cattle breeding property in far north-western Queensland, before their recent move to Gregory Downs Station.  Armraynald is one of the research sites participating in the CRC-P study, “New Pastures to Increase Livestock Productivity in the North“. Armraynald’s Southern Paddock was allocated to grazing weaners. Looking to […]

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 […]

Masters of Pastures – George and Maree Avendano, “Towri”, Boggabri, NSW

Leading the way in pasture improvement ABOVE: photo featuring Richard Avendano, Agrimix CEO- Ben Sawley and QUT’s David Rowlings    “Towri” is now a far cry from the state it was in when George and Maree took over 30 years ago. It has been transformed from having low-fertility, sandy, acidic soil to being a productive […]

Masters of Pastures – Adam and Jacynta Coffey, Miriamvale, Coastal QLD

It all starts in the paddock. Learn about some of our fantastic producers and how they have transformed their businesses.    With a dream to become beef producers, we purchased a run-down property in Central Queensland. We often refer to it as our “little renovator’s delight” – no drinking water, no livestock fences, and an […]

Masters of Pastures – Justin Kirkby, Gravesend, NSW

Justin Kirkby

It all starts in the paddock. With every great purpose comes passion…and challenge!   The challenge from the start was cost – Justin Kirkby started 20 years ago with nothing. He leased a farm for four years and finally saved enough for a deposit and bought his first farm of 700 acres, then eventually expanded with […]