Spring Sowing Options: Providing Superior Feed for Your Livestock

As the seasons change and spring approaches, it’s crucial for farmers to plan their sowing strategies to ensure a steady supply of high-quality feed for their livestock. At S&W Seed Company Australia, we understand the importance of reliable and productive pasture systems, which is why we offer a range of exceptional spring sowing options. From the ever-popular Subzero Hybrid Forage Brassica to the S&W SOWsmart® Summer Feed Blend, our portfolio of products is designed to bring outstanding results and provide superior feed for your animals.

Subzero Hybrid Forage Brassica: A Winter Survivor

One of the highlights of the S&W Spring Sowing collection is the Subzero Hybrid Forage Brassica. This long-season forage brassica exhibits remarkable cold tolerance, making it an ideal choice for regions with frosty winters. What sets Subzero apart is its ability to retain quality even once it reaches maturity, ensuring your livestock receives optimal nutrition. Farmers across Australia have attested to the performance of Subzero, with Cameron Dodd, an orchard and cattle farmer in Southern NSW, stating, “The frosts didn’t deter the Subzero, and it grew through the cold with the cows doing really well.”

Cameron Dodds Subzero Batlow NSW

Cameron Dodd runs a 240 hectare apple orchid, cattle fattening and breeding operation with his young family and father, Laurie.

SOWsmart® Summer Feed Blend: A Comprehensive Solution

For those seeking a comprehensive solution to their summer feed needs, the S&W SOWsmart® Summer Feed Blend is a game-changer. Comprising Rebound Forage Millet, Subzero Forage Brassica, and Renegade Red Clover, this blend offers a balanced mix of high-quality forage that keeps your livestock in optimal condition throughout the summer months. Mark Droney, a cattle trader from Queensland, experienced the benefits of the SOWsmart® blend firsthand, stating, “It took off with astonishing speed and provided feed quickly.” Even in challenging weather conditions, such as a prolonged dry spell, the Subzero Forage Brassica persisted, providing valuable feed for his weaners.

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Mark Droney sowed the SOWsmart® Summer Feed Blend, comprised of Rebound Forage Millet, Subzero Forage Brassica and Renegade Red Clover.

Real Experiences: Testimonials from Farmers

To truly understand the impact of these spring sowing options, it’s essential to hear from the farmers who have implemented them. Alex Lynes, a stud sheep farmer from South Australia, observed a significant increase in lambing percentages by 25-30% thanks to Subzero Forage Brassica.

Megan Bowering, a livestock-focused farmer from SA, found Subzero to be an excellent tool for finishing both cattle and lambs, as well as reinvigorating paddocks before transitioning to permanent pasture.

Maximizing Results with Useful Resources

To help farmers achieve the best possible results from their spring sowing endeavours, S&W provides a range of useful resources. On the S&W Seed Company Australia website, you can find planting and growing guides, management advice, and valuable insights into optimizing pasture systems. Whether you’re a seasoned farmer or just starting, these resources can empower you to make informed decisions and achieve success. The Spring Sowing Options is available for download now. Spring is the perfect time to sow the seeds of success and secure quality livestock feed for the months ahead.

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Click to download the Spring Sowing Options Brochure

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