Rotation benefits mean farmers to stick with vetch hay

Gregor Heard
October 21 2021 - 12:30pm
Mitchelll Fromm, Agriculture Victoria research scientist compares different maturities in vetch varieties.
Mitchelll Fromm, Agriculture Victoria research scientist compares different maturities in vetch varieties.

While fodder markets have come off their highs set during the peak of the east coast drought of 2018-19, farmers throughout medium and low rainfall zones remain happy to retain pulse hay crops, in particular vetch, in their rotation.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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