Grow more grass and healthier livestock.
The Grazing Matcher program brings together livestock producers to work with technical farming experts to improve productivity by improving grazing, fodder and feed decision-making.
The program, commencing Autumn 2023, is open to grazing businesses in the Geographe catchment.
How does it work?
- 8 farming businesses (with up to 2 people able to participate per business)
- 8 grower meetings, held over 12 months
- Meetings held at participants’ farms (rotating throughout the year)
- Meetings facilitated by technical consults, Jeisane Accioly (ALIS Consulting) and Dan Parnell (Agsure Consulting), along with guest speakers.
- Peer networking opportunities to meet other farmers within the catchment with similar conditions and issues
- Professional advice to support your business (both at the meetings and with online support between meetings).
How much does it cost?
$650 per farming enterprise (valued at $3700 – subsidised by GeoCatch and funding partners).
What will be covered?
- Grazing management tailored to local conditions to maximise productivity including undestanding quality, resilience to grazing, root growth, ground cover, weed management and nutrient uptake
- Efficient fodder production (quality, quantity and cost), storage and use
- Understanding seasonal animal requirements
- Maximising pasture utilisation
- Understanding feed analysis, efficient feed and supplement allocation.
This project is supported by GeoCatch and South West Catchments Council, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, Profitable Grazing Systems, an MLA initiative, and Western Beef Association Inc.