The Dirt: Issue 06

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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 

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SeedGro is well-known for providing high-quality pasture seed to rural Australia. At Agrimix, we’ve worked closely with  SeedGro to provide pasture solutions in a wide range of environments,  so we’re pleased to be able to bring our offerings together under one roof.

What does this mean for you? We now have an expanded portfolio of grass seed and pasture mixes and some great SeedGro staff coming across to Agrimix.

Rod Linke will be joining us, taking up the position of National Sales Manager. Rod brings with him a passion for working with farmers to reach their goals with better pastures.

We spoke with Rod about how the relationship between SeedGro and Agrimix first began and what the acquisition means for Seedgro and Agrimix customers.

Read the interview here


Pasture Dieback update 

Last issue, we shared a case study highlighting how Progardes® can play a part in managing pasture dieback. Agrimix Sales Manager Greg Campbell recently paid a visit to another Queensland property using Progardes® to help overcome the effects of dieback…

Nigel Onley’s Taroom (QLD) property in dieback country had some patches of dieback appear after good rain in early November. Planting Progardes® has helped maintain productivity in the affected paddocks.

The photos below show Nigel Onley and Leichhardt Rural’s Bart Stevens inspecting a healthy establishment of this persistent legume that is providing a good source of nutrition for the Onley’s beef cattle.


Onley dieback 1-1     Onley dieback 2


A word from Master of Pastures, Adam Coffey

“We’ve been seeding Progardes® for several years now. It provides a palatable, nutritious and persistent legume option for us in our high rainfall, clay-based soils.

We renovate paddocks using a direct drill method and find the establishment of Progardes® is very easy.

Working with Agrimix has been an absolute pleasure, we regard their level of expertise and innovation as a real asset to our business.”


Australian Association of Animal Sciences


34th Biennial Conference, Cairns 5-7 July 2022

We’re very excited to be Platinum sponsors of next year’s AAAS conference in Cairns.

The Agrimix team will be there in force with special guest speakers, exhibition stands and a varied program that will bring together a broad range of producers, animal production scientists and industry advisers.

Some of the key topics that will be addressed at the conference are:

  • Pasture resilience through legumes and optimum species mix
  • Methane reduction through Desmanthus
  • Weight gain through an optimum pasture with high protein legumes
  • Livestock heat resilience through Desmanthus

We hope to see you in the tropical north!

Visit the event website here

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