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Meet James Kellaway, the new AgriFutures Export Fodder Advisory Panel Chair

James Kellaway has a long-standing history with Australian agriculture spanning executive and non-executive roles from sheep and beef, to poultry, fruit and vegetables, with experience covering marketing, export market access and development, policy ...


Developing an ‘agile’ Export Fodder industry for a sustainable future

Striving for improvements in the yield and nutritional profile of fodder, bolstering on-farm adoption of research and development and equipping the industry to better adjust to changing market conditions. These are just some of the priorities underpi...


Advisory Panel spotlight: meet Mick Faulkner agronomist and Export Fodder Advisory Panel member

In 2020 consultant agronomist Mick Faulkner joined the Export Fodder Advisory Panel. With 30 years of experience consulting with the export fodder industry and growers, Mick has witnessed firsthand the growth and development of the industry. He was m...


WA Hay growers encouraged to check crops for signs disease

Disease management must be front of mind for WA hay growers this season with wet conditions providing the perfect environment for Septoria avenae blotch.


Hay disease remains a risk for Victorian growers

Oaten hay growers are being warned to keep an eye out for red leather leaf with recent wet weather providing the ideal environment for the common foliar disease to flourish.


Collaboration opens doors to “big picture” research

Adding value to the thousands of levy payers across our industries is a key driver for research, development and extension (RD&E) at AgriFutures Australia. Now more than ever, collaboration will drive the way we deliver research outcomes for farmers ...


Capping nitrogen for export hay quality

More nitrogen isn't always better – especially in a drier year – when producing quality hay is the key to farm returns. That's according to research funded by AgriFutures Export Fodder Program as part of the National Hay Agronomy (NHA) Pro...


WA export hay growers urged to weight up nitrogen options with above average rainfall

Export oaten hay growers should be mindful of their crop's nitrogen 'sweet spot' as seasonal conditions indicate good yield potential.


Export fodder customers and growers to benefit from new breeding program

Hay exporters and growers are optimistic new investment in National Oat Breeding Program will deliver varieties to make their produce easier to manage in the paddock and more desirable on the global market.


Help us shape the future of Australian agriculture

We're inviting stakeholders across all our rural industries, programs and projects to participate in our Annual Stakeholder Survey.


Innovation and applicability central to new Manager, Research Emma Hand

AgriFutures Australia's John Smith, General Manager Research has welcomed the appointment of Emma Hand in her new role as Manager, Research for AgriFutures Export Fodder, Ginger and Pasture Seeds Programs.


New Era for Oat Breeding: significant investment over the next five years to accelerate the National Oat Breeding Program

The National Oat Breeding Program, backed by joint $5.4 million investment from AgriFutures Australia and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) over five years, will be propelled into a new era under the leadership of commercial bree...


Animal performance data to drive the future of export hay in China and beyond

A study to better understand the role of oaten hay in dairy cattle's diet could underpin an expansion of the Australian export fodder market, according to a University of Melbourne researcher.


Making Hay while the FieldExplorer shines: new cutting edge technology to grow the oaten hay sector

A new application of imaging technology is set to revolutionise the way the oaten hay industry determines yield potential and quality in-crop, producing a wave of potential opportunities and benefits up and down the value chain.


DNA testing for mycotoxin producing fungi in fodder

Dr Alan McKay, Principal Scientist, South Australian Research and Development Institute spoke with our friends at the Australia Fodder Industry Association to talk about his new project, funded by the AgriFutures Export Fodder Program, DNA testing...


AgriFutures Export Fodder Program Advisory Panel encourage peers to take a step into a leadership role for the sustainability of the industry

AgriFutures Export Fodder Advisory Panel members, Pat Guerin and Zane Banson, are proud to be members of the Advisory Panel and for the opportunity to take a leadership role within the export fodder industry. The pair reflect on their experience and ...