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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Northern research measures dual-purpose profitability.. Overall, grazing cereals and canola add to income flexibility and profitability depending on crop and livestock markets... Research has shown that winter dual-purpose varieties provide the most grazing biomass, with early-sown, long-season cultivars producing enough biomass to support more than 2000 dry sheep equivalent (DSE) days per hectare in both the Tableland and Northern Slopes areas of NSW...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Northern research measures dual-purpose profitability.. Overall, grazing cereals and canola add to income flexibility and profitability depending on crop and livestock markets... Research has shown that winter dual-purpose varieties provide the most grazing biomass, with early-sown, long-season cultivars producing enough biomass to support more than 2000 dry sheep equivalent (DSE) days per hectare in both the Tableland and Northern Slopes areas of NSW...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
An analysis of winter cereal grazing trials at Tamworth provides growers with guidance on whether to focus on feed production or grain yield.. When trying to optimise the balance between dry matter (DM) production and grain yield for grazing cereals, growers have a number of management options including sowing time, plant population, variety and grazing timing... Using higher plant populations to increase DM yield for grazing is achievable, but may be less reliable for increasing grain yield...
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Matthew Gardner, NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) research agronomist, Tamworth, NSW says growers should consider sowing cereals intended for grazing or dual purpose as early as practical up to early May to maximise opportunities to accumulate biomass for winter grazing... "Grazing cereals early will minimise impact on grain yield but reduce livestock production, whereas, grazing late will increase the risk of a more negative impact on grain yield but more than double dry matter available for grazing," Mr Gardner said... "If yield penalties from grazing are avoided then the gross margin obtained from a dual purpose system is greater than that obtained from grain only," Mr Gardner said...
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