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Australian Cattle Council : Yearbook 2009
CATTLE COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA YEARBOOK 2009 ADVERTORIAL Heritage Seeds Pasture Solutions Heritage Seeds, the only truly national Australian seed company, are industry leaders in developing and introducing the highest performing pasture cultivars into the Australian market. This is made possible through Heritage Seeds research station in southern NSW, the largest private seed and plant research facility in Australia, together with co-operative research and development programs that extend around the world. that they performs in our Australian conditions. Breeding and trialing of a variety in many cases can take up to 12 years and cost some millions of dollars. W This considerable outlay and effort is to ensure that what the framer receives in the distinctive yellow bag is going to perform as expected. Heritage Seeds is about building a trusted relationship with its clients, based on service, advice, technical knowledge and support and a commitment to support the Australian farming community for the long haul. ENHANCED SEED TREATMENT AgriCOTE Pro-Tech PROTECTING YOUR PASTURE INVESTMENT As recognised leaders in seed coating, seed inoculants and polymer technology, our products are marketed under the AgriCOTE Pro-Tech brand name. Heritage Seeds has over 20 years experience in coated seed products and is constantly researching and developing this exciting seed enhancement technology so that our customers can have the best options when it comes to choosing seed. Only Heritage Seeds AgriCOTE Pro-Tech can deliver improved seedling root and shoot growth with better resistance to seedling damage from grubs, mites and fungal pathogens, as well as the exclusive dormancy breaking technology in Dormbreaker. TEMPERATE PASTURE GRASS Heritage Seeds markets a range of high quality, productive forage grasses including perennial and short term ryegrass, tall fescues, bromes and phalaris many of which are class leading varieties and the envy of our competitors. There is also an extensive range of ‘ready to sow’ pasture blends suited to maximise forage production in most environments. HERITAGE SEEDS THE ANSWER TO YOUR PASTURE NEEDS 12 1117_CCA Yearbook 2009.indd 12 e ensure that our varieties are thoroughly tested under real world conditions, on commercial farms throughout Australia, so TEMPERATE PASTURE LEGUMES White clover and lucerne are the prime pasture legumes for the Australian dairy and temperate grazing industries. In recognition of the importance of these two species Heritage Seeds has extensive white clover and lucerne development programs for the creation of new and improved cultivars. Together with our joint venture partners the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) the Heritage Seed lucernes; SARDI 5, SARDI 7 and SARDI 10 cover the major dormancy classes offering specific traits such as grazing tolerance, vigour, broad adaptation and Australian pest and disease resistance. TROPICAL GRASS AND LEGUMES Heritage Seeds is the leading supplier of tropical pasture grasses and legumes in Australia and has significant export markets around the world. We have ongoing investments in the development of improved varieties and enhancement technologies with dedicated research facilities and joint ventures in Queensland’s sub-tropics. Through our expertise in tropical pasture establishment and management, we assist farmers in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of Australia in advancing their businesses. FORAGE CEREALS AND LEGUMES Heritage Seeds market a range of true forage cereal varieties that have performance benefits such as high yield, disease resistance and improved palatability. We have independent as well as several joint venture R & D programs to ensure the most up to date varieties. Heritage Seeds is a truly national company servicing the entire Australian continent and has expertise and seed products to suit the climatic and pastoral needs of this country’s producers, weather it be topical, sub tropical or temperate pastures. Contact details. Head Office Phone 03 9501 7000 Brisbane Phone 07 3137 5300 Free Call 1800 727 007 5/5/09 8:47:15 PM