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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Every season grazing crops have provided a benefit to the whole farm bottom line, from the wetter years of the eighties and nineties when grazing wheat was the outstanding enterprise, through the dry years from 2002 to 2009, where grazing crops provided a crucial "fall back" position for winter dry matter production; reducing and often avoiding the otherwise required supplementary feeding... Again in 2010 with a return to more favorable conditions, grazing cereals and grazing canola performed extremely well, providing benefits right across the farm with a resulting increase in whole farm profitability... The trial was set up so that sheep grazing days could be measured across a range of grazing scenarios, which were compared to set stocking the same area of a good phalaris and sub clover pasture...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Investigations of animal performance of sheep grazing dual-purpose wheat in southern found 2-fold variations in growth of lambs (daily gains between 0.5-1.0% of liveweight)... Overall, supplementation increased the beef production per hectare by 92 kg and increased returns by $246 at a cost of $22/ha (i.e. 6 c/hd/day)... Differences in the experiment were that stock did not consume the supplement as readily as in the previous experiment, growth rates were already extremely high, averaging 1.6 kg/hd/day in the unsupplemented treatment...
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