Welcome to the
      Central Gippsland BeefCheque Group


This discussion group is the amalgamation of three groups (Flynn, Glengarry and Central Gippsland) that completed the BeefCheque course.

BeefCheque is a three year course about growing more grass, utilising more grass, growing more beef and ultimately making more money. Participants also gain a greater understanding of drought tolerant and summer action perennials, as well as managing and maximising water usage. This invaluable program delves into the interaction between pasture & livestock and the principles behind improving the management of both.

Membership to the Central Gippsland BeefCheque group is open to all and the meetings for the year can be found below. If you have an interest in joining or attending a particular session please email me to add your name to the mailing list and receive details on how to get to the meeting venue. The meetings usually occur at 9:30am on the third or fourth Friday of the month.

Meetings for 2019


Date

Topic

Speaker

Organizer

Host Farm/Venue

January 18th
Planning Session for 2019
Group

Glengarry Park
January 29th
Sharinda and Merlewood Angus studs
Stud Principles

Field Trip
March 8th
Drought Feeding and Rumen Changes Fiona Baker
Greg Steer
Bev Hookey
April 12th
Early Weaning Results
Greg Steer Greg Steer Greg Steer
May 17th
PGG Wrightson Pasture Trial Site (confirmed)
Darrell Rowe
Chris Bowlen Barrs Lane, Flynn
June 20th
Weather Forecastin/Climate Risk in Agriculture (confirmed) Various
Warragul Arts Centre
July
Gippsland Aquafiers/Southern Rural Water (confirmed) Tony Sanders Melissa Ainsworth Melissa Ainsworth
August
Solar Panels and Pumps/Gippsland Solar


September
Greenhams Moe

Greg Steer
Greenhams Moe
October
Vet Session
Garth Jackson


November
End of Year Session - VEGCo Bairnsdale

Greg Symons Field Trip



Useful Farm Links


Updated - 24th February 2019