Robert Mackenzie: Macka’s Beef

Robert Mackenzie in the owner and operator of Macka’s Beef. Established in 1884, Macka’s has been proudly family owned and operated by four generations. Operating from a number a property’s between Williamtown and Gloucester Macka’s use only the world’s best genetics to breed quality, grass-fed Australian Black Angus Beef cattle and export their beef allContinue reading “Robert Mackenzie: Macka’s Beef”

Wednesday Tec Talk: Water Quality

Following on from last weeks talk on water rates it seems fitting that this week I talk about water quality. In a ideal world we would do all our spraying with rain water, naturally filtered and free from impurities. But in the real world this is generally not a option and bore water is oftenContinue reading “Wednesday Tec Talk: Water Quality”

Cover Crops: Why and How

There’s been a growing interest in cover crops over the last few years particularly in regenerative farming circles with people like Gabe Brown showcasing their work on YouTube. But do they have a fit in the Australian broadacre context? A cover crop is a crop that is grown solely for the purpose of providing groundContinue reading “Cover Crops: Why and How”

Wednesday Tec Talk: Yield Potential

In broadacre dryland farming your yield potential is fixed before the first seed is sown and every decision you make will likely reduce it, the only question is by how much. As a crops yield potential is dictated by rainfall in crop and how much rain is captured in the the fallow. From there theContinue reading “Wednesday Tec Talk: Yield Potential”

Wednesday Tec Talk: Hard to Kill Weeds

There are many reasons a weed may become hard to kill, this could from herbicide resistance or they may just be naturally to kill like Windmill grass or Feathertop Rhodes. However while they are difficult to kill there is two main reasons why they should be killed wherever possible as if they aren’t they’ll robContinue reading “Wednesday Tec Talk: Hard to Kill Weeds”

Wednesday Tec Talk: Fungicides

This new segment will be a short weekly podcast talking about something from the technical side of farming which could include anything from a discussion on ground cover to herbicide usage, worms in sheep or the application of new technology. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it. Today’s tec talk is on the use of fungicides in broadContinue reading “Wednesday Tec Talk: Fungicides”

Welcome to the In The Paddock Podcast

This new fortnightly podcast aims to help give you the tools you need to boost your farming business, whether that’s through talking about ways to improve your farms production, interviewing other farmers and finding out how they run their business or interviewing experts in the field on the methods you can employ on the farm.Continue reading “Welcome to the In The Paddock Podcast”