Birchip Cropping Group Main Field Day to kick off at Curyo.

 Vetch, canola and oats mixture, a portion of the La Trobe University project to be presented at BCG Main Field Day.

Vetch, canola and oats mixture, a portion of the La Trobe University project to be presented at BCG Main Field Day.

Mixed farmers and livestock producers will have the opportunity to gather the latest research and animal health information at the Birchip Cropping Group Main Field Day on Wednesday at Curyo.

Trials at the research site at Curyo include investigating crop type mixtures for grazing, which has different nitrogen treatments.

Agriculture Victoria graduate research agronomist Tom Batters has been working closely on the trial and will be presenting the updates on the day.

BCG livestock manager Alison Frischke will provide insight on managing animal grazing across paddocks, virtual fencing, mineral nutrition management of sheep grazing cereal crops and the grazing value of stubbles.

Agriculture Victoria senior veterinary officer Robert Suter will discuss fertility, managing ewes through pregnancy and lactation, potential health issues and meeting nutritional needs.

Other topics to be discussed include emerging weeds and their management, spring forecast, harvest fire prevention and management, the latest on the mice situation, the economics of controlled traffic farming, and alternative capital funding for farm businesses.