MEDIA RELEASE: Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA)
DATE: 4 March 2015
Making Quality Lucerne Hay at Chinchilla
The Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) is heading to Chinchilla on Thursday 12 March to host a Lucerne Hay Day at Nine Mile Holdings. Anyone with an interest in growing lucerne and producing high quality lucerne hay is invited to come along to this event.
“Lucerne hay continues to be in high demand right across Australia and there are plenty of opportunities for growers to get involved in its production. That said if you are looking at getting into producing lucerne hay you need to ensure that you can produce a quality product” said AFIA Executive Officer Darren Keating.
“For anyone interested in getting involved in lucerne hay production the Making Quality Lucerne hay event at Chinchilla is a great chance to learn practical management tips and to see a large scale lucerne production enterprise in action”.
The day will feature presentations from Mary-Anne Lattimore, an agronomist from Southern NSW and author of “Producing Quality Lucerne Hay”. Mary-Anne will share her extensive experience in growing lucerne and producing quality lucerne hay, and provide insight to participants on how they can make it part of their farming business. That day will also include a tour of the Nine Mile lucerne enterprise looking at irrigated lucerne crops in different stages of maturity as well as looking at different lucerne varieties.
“The day also offers a chance to get to meet other people involved in the fodder industry and network with people dealing with similar challenges in the hay industry” said Mr Keating.
The AFIA Fodder workshop is supported by major sponsors Krone Farm Machinery and New Holland. AFIA members and non-members who are interested in the fodder industry are invited to attend.