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Triticale
Triticale crop, in ear. Longford, Tasmania, 1998.
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Hi,

for what use is this crop in Tasmania? For feed, or for seed and straw, or both maybe?

greetings from Holland

Sjoerd
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Hi Sjoerd,

Triticale is a hybrid of wheat & cereal rye. It is used entirely for stockfeed (in either feedlot or poultry rations). Trit comes from triticum (Wheat) & cale (from Secale, meaning rye).

Some varieties can be grazed early on before shutting up for a grain harvest (referred to as dual purpose varieties).

The straw can be baled up & used for livestock feeding / bedding or for mulch (some goes to mushroom farms for their composting process here in Tasmania),

Greetings from Down Under in Australia :-)

The Cowboy.
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Tas

Still dry in Down Under ?. I have heard the farmers there have no rain for a long time.
And a lot of farmers must sell their livestock because they
have nothing to feed.

Greeting from a wet Netherlands
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Hello @nneS :-)

Yes, it is still dry here. Mainland Australia is worse off than us here in Tasmania (some places have been in drought for 2-3 years +). That said, it is unusually dry here in Tassie.

Our climate is usually reliable, in terms of rainfall but this season has been below average in terms of rain.

As a result of this, not alot of hay & silage have been made & some farmers havent been able to plant crops such as potatoes, carrots & beans due to lack of water suppy (for irrigation).

Hopefully some rain will arrive soon, to give some relief to irrigators & to help the firefighters throughout the country who are fighting bushfires at the moment (One local fire in Northern Tas has burnt out 7000 acres + & still burning).

Cheers from Down Under in Oz,

The Cowboy.
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