Work experience with a difference at Tocal

Work-experience-with-a-differenceSeven students from three local high schools spent a week at Tocal preparing steers to go out to local high schools as the Tocal School Steers Challenge kicks off for 2014. In the competition each of 12 local schools take a 9 month old steer back to their Agricultural plot where they feed it and teach it to lead.


Making silage and hay to prepare for uncertain feed outlook

MakingSilageWith forecasts of an El Nino later in 2014 now is the time for stockowners to be planning for dry conditions and an uncertain feed outlook.

Making silage and hay and using it efficiently is one way farmers can prepare. It can also help cover the seasonal winter feed shortage.


Successful Tocal Field Days

Tocal-field-days-fresh-produce-exhibitorBrave souls from throughout the Hunter and further afield faced some cold and windy conditions to attend the 2014 Tocal Field Days. The Field Days were successful despite the severe weather conditions.