Agrimix is committed todeveloping valued partnerships that drive pasture productivity with integrity and science.
Tara Rural Supplies, Tara
Tara Rural Supplies has been owned and operated by the Gunther Family for 18 years now, servicing farmers, smallholders and householders in the Tara and surrounding areas. We have 2 agronomists on staff – Andrew Gunther and Kylie Fourie. Both are farmers as well as agronomists, with more than 30 years of experience farming on the Western Downs between them. Both Andrew and Kylie love to recommend Progardes Desmanthus in pasture mixes!
We encourage our farmers to consider planting Progardes because:
It is very easy to establish and is often the first thing out of the ground, beating the grasses up!
Once established it is very hardy and sets a lot of seed, so re-establishes quickly each spring from both seed and existing plants.
It grows in all sorts of soils, from heavy brigalow melonholes to light creek soils. It even grows in the sodic patches that nothing else will establish in.
The extra protein that Progardes provides the animals helps them make the best of the subtropical grass pastures that we are pairing it with.
Progardes works well for both sheep and cattle operations.
Tara Rural Supplies recently had a field walk with Heitor from Agrimix presenting on Progardes. It was great for our farmers to get this first-hand knowledge from Heitor about the establishment and maintenance of Progardes pastures.
Tara Rural Supplies has been working with Agrimix Pastures since 2015 – a great partnership that works well and we would now have more than 18,000ha of pasture mixes in our area with Progardes included.
Kylie is happy to answer any Progardes® questions you might have - just give her a call on 0429 032 218.