ABOUT SPSWelcome to the Stephen Pasture Seeds virtual world. We are proud to have provided unbiased advice and the highest quality seed to the rural industry since 1957.
We offer a vast range of Australian researched products to suit all farming enterprises including ryegrasses, lucerne, clovers, brassicas, herbs, custom pasture blends and even lawn and bird seed.
You name it we have it and via our extensive network of rural stores we are your One Stop Seed Shop.
We are proud to continue our family business heritage with focus on customer service and our proud rural industry credentials.
Technical LeadershipStephen Pasture Seeds (SPS) has one of the most experienced team of pasture seed technical advisers in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.
We continue our commitment to providing the best independent technical advice and the highest quality seed available to enable farmers to achieve their production requirements weather can affect pasture production, but seed selection or quality should not.
To assist your technical analysis our website includes a description, features and photos of our vast product range.
We enjoy assisting rural people in their business endeavours by providing the seeds of prosperity. Please utilise the contact section of this website or ring our experienced technical advisers on 03 5335 8055, we are only too happy to help.
Integrity and ResearchOur advisers only recommend products that have been proven in Australia and more specifically in Victorian and South Australian conditions. This feature is supported by ongoing investment in the research of seed breeding and seed treatment.
Our commitment to whats on the tag is in the bag is supported by membership and hence compliance with the Australian Seed Federation codes of practice for marketing and seed treatment.
Our investment in seed treatment and mixing facilities further adds value in supplying the highest quality products to farmers.
We aim to provide the best advice and products to deliver the seeds of prosperity to your business endeavours.
Regards & Best Wishes
The team at Stephen Pasture Seeds
With dry conditions continuing across northern NSW and Queensland and reductions in irrigation allocations, growers are looking for soaking rains to re-build soil moisture profiles and fill water storages to allow summer crop options to proceed.
The southern states have experienced a dry and resonably mild late winter. This has led to earlier spring plantings and well established pastures have provided a large amount of feed.
Extremely dry conditions continue to impact heavily on livestock producers with little to no pasture feed available, poor water supplies and depleted fodder resources, including the availability of fodder to purchase. The ability to produce quick forage will be a priority when it rains.
Soil temperatures have the biggest influence on the sowing times for different crops.
In central and southern regions where conditions are more favourable, millet/herb mixes will be popular with lamb and beef producers aiming to provide high quality summer forages when annual pastures have senesced.
With many northern paddocks fallowed due to winter crops not being planted, maize, soybeans, grain sorghum, sunflowers, mungbean and soybean are summer cash crop options depending on suitable rainfall being recieved. Other factors influencing planting intentions include rotation requirements and forecast commodity prices.
Henty Field Days
23-25 September 2014, Henty NSW
South Gippsland Dairy Expo
24 -25 September 2014, Korumburra VIC
Elmore Field Days
7-9 October 2014, Elmore VIC