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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