Animal and Soil Health
The key to healthy heifers is healthy soil
Being located in Bundaberg enables us at Hartwood Farm to access premium quality supplementary feed in addition to our holistically managed pastures. For a seed stock stud, in which animal health to optimise breeding potential is paramount, and adequate recovery time for our intensively grazed pastures, this is a great benefit. Heifer nutrition in the lead up to AI and immediately after is critical. Bundaberg has an abundant supply of feed stocks that are nutrient dense, while simultaneously ensuring all stock are tropically adapted.
- Spent Grain from Bargara Brewing Company
- Rose cuttings from greenhouse production
- Sweet potatoes seconds are rich in Essential nutrients
- Peanut hay
Progeny will be selected based on DNA sequencing performed by NeoGen and genetic profile matched with those recorded by CSIRO during the genetic improvement program and the 1000 bull genomes project to map simple and complex genetic traits in cattle aligned with function.
Hartwood will continue to service historical composite herds who have purchased seed stock and bulls from Riverview Tuli Stud. Several key customers with an interest in incorporating Tuli genetics into their herds with the assistance of CBV Brahmans, Dr Ben Hayes of QAFFI and Novum Lifesciences, Rocky Repro and Neogen will be developed.
The 5 keys to Regen on Hartwood
- Nutrient density
- Scientific Accuracy
- Biology first
- Stress Free
We use daily NDVI to monitor pasture health.
We apply beneficial biology to enhance our soil health.