During the Winter months, the quality and quantity of feed drops off. Supplement feeding of dry matter often doesn’t cover your animal’s vitamin and mineral requirements. Supplementing is especially important for Continue reading →
Giant Parramatta grass is a coarse tussocky grass, 70-160 cm in height. The seed head is up to 40 cm long and 1-2 cm wide. Stems grow in a fan-like arrangement and the leaf-sheaths are folded. Leaf blades are up to 50 cm long and 1.5–5 mm wide. Its flower head is a dark, slaty green, dense, spike-like panicle 25-45 cm long, with branches usually lax at maturity, and sometimes diverging slightly. The spikelets are 1.5-2 mm long.
Why is it worth removing Paramatta Grass?
Parramatta grass can dramatically decrease economic viability of grazing land and lower land values, by reducing viable carrying capacity and decreased production by up to Continue reading →
Certain fungi found on fresh pasture grasses, conserved roughage (hay, chaff, straw) and in grains can produce secondary compounds called mycotoxins. Several types of mycotoxins exist which may interact, especially under favourable environmental conditions, such as Continue reading →
In recent years there has been much concern about the Hendra Virus and it’s effect in the Northern NSW area, so Strangles seems to have taken a ‘back seat’.
What is Strangles?
Coffs Harbour Produce has previously published articles on Strangles as we believe that it is still super important for our Equine friends to be vaccinated against this debilitating condition. You can read about Strangles here, and Tetanus and Strangles here.