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After recent December rains on the NSW South Coast, Narrawilly farm's sorghum paddocks are ready for mowing. Within 24 hours, the mowed crop will be baled as silage. Thankfully the mowing-tractor has airconditioning and a radio for listening to the Boxing Day cricket test match (Australia vs India) commentary.

Sorghum is an interesting crop. It is native to East Africa, and has been used for millennia as forage and grain. Recorded use of sorghum by ancient farmers in India and Assyria suggests it was in use there almost 2,700 years ago.

Find out more about sorghum's types, distribution, nutritional and yield values from Feedipedia.

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