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Pasture legumes support robust rotations

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Summer sowing hard-seeded annual pasture legumes, using seed harvested on-farm, has been a robust method of establishing pastures on Mike O'Hare's New South Wales property.. Ms Hackney says the high feed availability of all species, but particularly the biserrula, in autumn/winter is of substantial value to mixed-farming enterprises and has implications for increased nitrogen fixation for subsequent crops... Overall, lamb live-weight gains averaged 350 grams per head per day when measured over 56 days during spring 2014...