"Myola" In brief..
- David Taylor
- Area (in hectares)
- 2700 ha
- Rainfall (mm/pa)
- 500 mm
- Oldman Saltbush area (hecatares)
- 110 ha
- year of first Planting
Q & A: an interview with David Taylor
Why OMSB planted? To have a low risk and high security feed base for my stock. To always have a feed reserve for finishing merino lambs on.
What grazing and pasture benefits have been observed? Stability of feed and therefore farm product output . Allows rest for other pasture country at seasons break (when it rains), helps with a better wheat crop as well as can give a longer fallow.
What financial benefits have been observed?
Financially makes me extra dollars from the same overheads, is a robust system.
Biggest OMSB impact?
Certainty of turning out a product, fits easy as part of an overall farming system.
Any problems with OMSB? None- just to get management right.
Do you / if you had a salinity problem, do you think OMSB would help with controlling deep drainage and/or lowering the water table? Do not know.
Would you like to increase your area sown to OMSB? No, flat out using everything at this time.
What limits your planting of a larger area? Just getting around to it.