Nuffield Australia 2012 scholarship winner
Bryce Riddell, from Yarrawonga in Victoria, received the 2012 Nuffield Scholarship sponsored by Rural Finance Corporation. Bryce studied commercial production and value‐adding opportunities for alternative hay crops, such as Orchard Grass, Timothy Grass and Teff Grass.
“When it is the off‐season for the northern hemisphere, mainly in the US and Canada, I think there could be a real opportunity to supply a gap in the international market with these hays,” he says.
Also Bryce investigated domestic opportunities, saying “I’d like to establish local markets for these new hays for the equine and dairy sectors.” In addition he researched different handling, processing and transport methods for hay, for both domestic and export markets.
Places Bryce visited included North America and Japan.
Bryce is a co‐manager of their family‐run farming business, which comprises of a commercial Angus herd of cattle, and also lucerne and oaten hay production. They also run a lucerne cubing plant based in Yarrawonga, where they produce lucerne hay cubes, as well as a variety of other types of hay cubes for the domestic and export markets.
Location: Yarrawonga, VIC 3730
Tel: 0408 550 125
Website: Multicube Stockfeeds
Blog: Nuffield 2012 Scholar
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