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Wed, 20 Sept



Spring Field Day

ASHEEP's annual Spring Field Day in the Esperance region.

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Spring Field Day
Spring Field Day

Time & Location

20 Sept 2023, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Esperance, 63 Bandy Creek Rd, Esperance WA 6450, Australia

About the Event

All farmers and those in the agricultural industry are welcome to join ASHEEP at our annual Spring Field Day as we tour around farms and engage with industry speakers. Lunch is provided and we’ll wrap up at Lucking Bay Brewing over drinks and food.

Field Day Stops & Discussions

10:00AM - Meet at Lucky Bay Brewing to travel via carpool

FARM 1 - 10:40AM Mt Burdett, Lot 1 Wittenoom Rd, Neridup (Entry gate alongside Mt Burdett Reserve)

  • Vetch Variety Trial & End Use Legacy Effect, India Warren-Hicks (DPIRD)
  • Pasture Cultivars Being Released & Developed, Dr Ron Yates (DPIRD / Murdoch University)

FARM 2 - Epasco, 2390 Meyer Rd, Condingup

  • Silage Cutting & Clearfield Canola Under-sown with Lucerne, Nick Ruddenklau (Epasco)
  • Commonwealth Bank Update, Peter Drummond
  • Elanco Update, David Howey

FARM 3 – Kalanjie, Entry via Scaddan SE Rd, Neridup

  • GrowSafe Trial: Ryan Willing (Kalanjie), Louis Poiron (Australian Mineral Fertilisers)
  • Market Update: Darren Chatley (Chatley Livestock, Nutrien Ag Solutions)

4:30PM – Lucky Bay Brewing – Speakers, Drinks & Food

  • Dam Catchment Liner Project Update, David Cook (SEPWA)
  • ASHEEP Pasture Variety Trials MLA PDS: Cascade Vetch Comparison 1. Vetch, 2. Vetch / Oats, 3. Vetch / Brassica. Mark Walter (TKO Farming) & South Coastal Agencies

8:00PM – Close


Please observe farm biosecurity and arrive in clean boots & clothes.

If you need to travel via car please make sure it is clean to avoid spread of weeds, pests and disease.


Wet weather gear / warm clothes / hat / sunscreen, we go rain or shine.


We are visiting working farms which include a range of hazards. Please stay as a group and observe instructions given to you. Stay away from moving machinery or vehicles, look out for slips / trips, keep a safe distance from any livestock we may encounter (if you are given the opportunity to handle stock please follow ASHEEP’s livestock handling safe work procedures available to download here and take instruction given to you by the farm host / field day Chair). Avoid driving on paddocks where possible. When you are driving please drive cautiously and avoid hazards such as potholes, deep water, slippery areas, wild animals, and livestock.

Personal Accessibility

Please note that this event will visit paddocks and yards that include uneven / soft / rough terrain. We plan to have a portable toilet available, but there are several steps to access it. If you have accessibility requirements and need something for you to safely attend the event, please call ASHEEP on the number below and we will endeavour to find a solution.

Thanks to our fantastic sponsors for making this event possible!

Contact ASHEEP

Sarah Brown

Executive Officer

0409 335 194


  • Spring Field Day Ticket

    Tax: GST included



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