Filling Feed Gaps: Best practice hay and silage production

By MFMG Admin

Project code: FDF SA Drought Hub Filling Feed Gaps

Project manager: University of Adelaide

Project duration: September 2022 to December 2024

About the project

A project to improve decision making around the cost effective and sustainable production of hay and silage, and preparing for drought through best practice feed conservation and storage.

Project Activities

The project will:

  • Conduct demonstrations of different methods of hay and silage production in the Limestone Coast, including innovative practices
  • Conducting workshops with expert guest speakers aimed at increasing the skills of primary producers in best practice hay and silage production
  • Providing one-to-one support for producers to assist them in interpreting feed test results and planning for best practice hay and silage production


Project Participants

MacKillop Farm Management Group (project lead) 

Grassland Society of Southern Australia

Agriculture Kangaroo Island (AgKI)

PIRSA Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island Landscape Board (KILB)

Fleurieu Farming Systems (FFS)

Agricultural Research and Innovation Eyre Peninsula (AIR EP)

Thomas Elder Institute (TEI)


Project Resources

2024_The Prosperous Farmer podcast_Season 5, Episode 6_Filling Feed Gaps: Best practice hay and silage production with Molly Kalman and Jake Phillips

This project is funded by:

This project received funding from the Australian Government's Future Drought Fund

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