WE ARE THE PASTURE IMPROVEMENT SPECIALISTS

Ross Watson Agriculture provides pasture improvement and management advice throughout eastern Australia. Key areas of influence are the Hunter Region of NSW, Northern, Central and Southern Slopes, Tablelands and the coastal areas of NSW.

Agronomy Consulting

We will assist you to develop, plan and implement a comprehensive pasture development and management program for your farm .

Our point of difference is that we combine over 30 years of leading pasture agronomy knowledge with

30 years of practical, hands-on pasture establishment and management experience.

Improve Farm Productivity

Ross Watson is well recognised and respected within the agronomy service industry,  for his broad knowledge and practical experience in all areas of pasture establishment and management.

He will work with you on a “one-on-one” basis to develop a sustainable pasture improvement and management program , which contributes to improved farm profitability.

Farm Contracting

We are the leading Farm Contracting Service in the Upper Hunter region of NSW. We operate a modern, well maintained fleet of tractors and farm machinery to complete all operations required in pasture management and pasture establishment. Our professional and experienced Farm Services Division are regularly engaged to develop and implement all stages of property development and pasture improvement.
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MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

PASTURE IMPROVEMENT AND AGRONOMY SERVICES

We are focused on providing independent, experienced and professional pasture agronomy advice.

Ross Watson Agriculture provides pasture advice throughout eastern Australia. Key areas of influence are the Hunter Region of NSW, Northern, Central and Southern Slopes, Tablelands and the coastal areas of NSW. We provide quality advice on all temperate and tropical pastures as well as lucerne, forage crops and forage herbs. We do consult in other areas of Australia, as well as overseas.

We have more than 30 years professional and practical experience in all aspects of whole farm pasture development and planning, as well as pasture establishment and pasture management techniques. Our pasture advisory services primarily focus on servicing equine, beef, dairy and sheep enterprises, along with whole farm planning.

There are very few agronomy services in Australia with the breadth of pasture skills and experience of Ross Watson Agriculture. We are recognised leaders in pasture improvement technology. If you are serious about making your property and farm business stand out from the crowd, you have come to the right place!

Our Agronomy Consulting and Farm Services team has over 40 years of combined experience and expertise in whole farm pasture development and establishment. We are even available to carry out complete farm appraisals before selling or purchasing a property. You can have complete confidence in our pasture development plans and advice.

Take a look around our site and see the full range of services we currently provide to our clients.

If you have questions please contact Ross Watson direct on 0428 658 704.

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We enjoy developing and implementing pasture development projects. We are today continuing our long association with Willow Park Stud a leading thoroughbred stud, who is totally committed to their pasture programs and the important role they play in their operation.
This paddock has recently commenced redevelopment - clearing of woody weeds and regrowth, fallow spray programs, cultivation, our rock picking program and now sowing of a grazing oats crop for winter/spring grazing, before going to summer perennial pasture later in the year. The makeover continues!
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When we go to horse farms to do rock picking work, the farm and horse stud staff line the farm roads and cheer! We clear the paddock of stones and rocks with our gear, in a few days, that these staff and backpackers would spend weeks on end in a chain gang with feed buckets and quad bikes with small trailers, hand picking thousands of stones and rocks and then not get them all. Everyone is happy when we do the job! ... See MoreSee Less

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If you want productive pastures, that will be there through and after the droughts then start planning to establish subtropical grasses! Archie Bell who works on his family property Belford Park, east of Scone is showing you a resilient stand of Digit Grass, established 10 years ago, responding to rain in February 2020 after very severe drought conditions in this area over the last 3 years. This pasture has endured many tough seasons over this time and continues to keep giving! ... See MoreSee Less

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You have to love subtropical pastures; we certainly do! Look at the volume of quality feed on offer here the first week of May 2020. Pictured is a mob of our 50 Angus weaner heifers, around 280 to 320 kg being grown out for joining in early spring entering their next paddock of subtropical pasture today after weighing. We do this to provide us and readers with actual pasture x livestock production data.
These heifers have been grazing well managed subtropical pasture at an average stocking rate of just under 5 heifers/ ha for the last 8 weeks. They have been gaining an average of 0.9 kg/head/day over this period. Weight gains varied from 0.75 to 1.1 kgDM/head/day, which is very pleasing and where we want to be.
So over the last 8 weeks these heifers have put on a total of just under 2500 kg of liveweight gain. At a current prices, of say $4.70/kg liveweight, it is just under $12,000 of value . However, we are looking at their value as future breeders, or sale as joined females. Who knows where that will be when the time comes. There is a general lack of real subtropical pasture x livestock production data available to make informed decisions. We hope our program can encourage you to seek our advice on establishing and managing your own subtropical pasture program!
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More “Before” and “After” client projects our farm services division have undertaken recently.
We had direct drilled our winter forage grass blend at Segenhoe (Stud) Group near Scone, exactly 4 weeks ago today. This shows what can be achieved by following our comprehensive program.
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