Online Form - WWLZ Feed365 - Entry Survey 2022-30Mar22

FEED365 Grower Group Demonstration Sites

This knowledge and skills survey is to be used at the start and completion of the Feed365 project to allow growers to track their awareness and adoption of new practices relating to the use of climate-adapted forage systems over the life of the project.

The information will be completely confidential, and growers will not be identified in the reporting of analysed data (complete as much content as possible).

  • if applicable please provide information for both Main and Secondary Farm as shown.
  • Main Farm - enter value
  • Secondary or Lease Farm - enter value

A2.   Please tell us about your livestock enterprise

- if applicable please provide information for both Main and Secondary Farm as above.

Section B – Knowledge and Skills

B1.   What are the main drivers for change to your farm business
(score 1 – least important, 5 – most important)

Increased profit
Reduced business risk
Reducing N fertiliser inputs
Weed control
Increased lambing rates
Improved animal health
Seasonal feed gaps
Reduce supplementary feeding
Increase groundcover
Other?

B2.   What are the feed gaps that you would like to address in your farming system (can select more than one)?

Late autumn – early winter
Mid-winter
Late spring
Late spring ☐
Summer – early autumn
Not applicable

B4.   How would you rate your awareness of the opportunity to integrate these forages into productive systems?

Please rate out of 10 by marking your choice below, 1 = I was not aware of the opportunity, 5 = somewhat aware, 10 = very aware

Section C – Confidence and Practices

Please rate out of 10 by marking your choice below, 1 = Not at all confident, 5 = somewhat confidence, 10 = very confident

C1 - Do you use a consultant or agronomist for farm business decisions

C6 - Do you currently use the following practices, select the frequency of use?

Sow improved legume pastures
Sow forage cereals (e.g. triticale, forage rye)
Sow perennial pastures (grasses or legume)
Sow forage shrubs
Grow own pasture seed
Graze cereal crops (dual purpose)
Other- specify

C7 - Please indicate your current estimate