Wayne, Narelle and Colleen Brabrook have been BioAg users for 14 years and are yet another example of a BioAg success story and one of the many good news stories coming out of BioAg Central West.
Having been users of BioAg programs for so long, we often find the news coming off these paddocks is good, and this year is no exception.
The Brabrooks, of “West Harnham” near Trangie trade in prime lambs and cattle, as well as some cropping which is used mainly for feed.
An example of the success the Brabrooks have enjoyed this year can be seen by taking a closer look at a couple of individual paddocks over the 6-month period of March 2014 to September 2014.

Grazing Paddock #1 – 25 Ha

Crop: Coolibah oats
Program (inputs per ha)
  • 80 kg BioAgPhos
  • 80 kg sulphate of ammonia (SOA)
  • 300 kg lime
  • 40 kg seed
  • 40 kg MAP
  • 2 L Soil & Seed at sowing
  • 1.5 L Balance & Grow
  • 5 kg calcium nitrate
  • 15 kg urea
  • 1.5 L Fruit & Balance
Total program cost
$135.70/ha

This paddock ran 150 Angus steers for 8 weeks and is currently still feeding lambs.
The Brabrooks also stripped 50T of seed off this 25 Ha paddock with a selling price of $250 p/T.

Grazing Paddock #2 – 32 Ha

Crop: Self-sown oats
Program (inputs per ha)
  • 80 kg BioAgPhos
  • 80 kg sulphate of ammonia (SOA)
  • 300 kg lime
  • 1.5 kg Balance & Grow
  • 5 kg calcium nitrate (x2 applications, after each grazing)
Total program cost
$83.80/ha

This paddock has had 3 grazings and is still currently feeding another mob of lambs.
With self-sown oats and $83/Ha of inputs, Wayne carried 150 steers between both these paddocks with a very profitable outcome.
He sold 85 of these steers for $860 each, stripped 50T of oats at $250/T, and made $3,424 p/Ha.
The Brabrooks doubled their money in 6-months!