Grassroots farming

SUCCESS: Grassland Society of Southern Australia’s new president Steve Cotton.

NEW Grassland Society of Southern Australia president Steve Cotton is urging farmers to consider themselves first and foremost as grass growers.

“Whether they are sheep, beef or dairy farmers, it’s the pasture system that drives production and live weight gains in animals,” Mr Cotton¬†said.

“It is all about getting soil fertility right, growing the grass and then getting good utilisation of that grass.”

Mr Cotton said the grassland society had a significant role to play in helping farmers to achieve success.

The society has around 540 members with branches in the Limestone Coast, Albury-Wodonga, Central Ranges, Central West,

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