Summer Pasture Workshops

Get the most out of your pastures to maximise livestock production with Central West Local Land Services Summer Pasture Workshop series.

Workshops will be held in Ballimore and Coonamble. A free feed test will be made available to registered attendees in the lead up to the events to help participants understand the feed value of their pastures.

Topics and skills to be explored include:

  • Groundcover assessment
  • Dry matter assessment
  • Feed test analysis
  • Feed budgeting

Workshop dates and times

  • Ballimore - 8:00am to 11:00am on Friday, 19 February 2021
  • Coonamble - 8.00am-11.00am on Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Free feed tests for participants

  • Feed tests are available for workshop participants to collect from our Dubbo and Coonamble offices in the weeks prior to your local workshop.
  • The cut off for feed test submissions will be three weeks before each workshop.
  • Results for each feed test will be made available to attendees at the workshop to discuss with our team and assist with your planning.
  • Guidelines for collecting samples can be found on the NSW DPI website.

Sample storage

  • Fresh pasture - refrigerated
  • Silage - frozen
  • Other feeds (grain, pellets, hay etc) - nothing required
  • Samples must not be allowed to heat during storage and transport prior to testing, as they will deteriorate.
  • Never leave samples in vehicles, particularly on a hot day.

Submitting feed tests

Please return your feed sample to:

  • Dubbo office at 96 Victoria Street by Friday, 29 January (Ballimore workshop)
  • Coonamble office on Buckley Drive by Tuesday, 9 February (Coonamble workshop)

If you are unable to get your feed test in before the cut-off date, don’t worry! We will still provide the service to workshop attendees and results can be discussed after the event.

COVID Safe Event

Due to Covid-19 restrictions it is essential that you register prior to attending your local workshop. Numbers will be limited as well as Covid safe protocols implemented.

Registration links



Rohan Leach
Regional Agricultural Landcare Facilitator
0417 021 795

2 Mar 2021 8:00 am


Central West

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