Maximising leaf availability using pasture growth principles
Ongoing challenges to farm businesses, through the environment and milk price volatility, bring a need to sharpen the focus on pasture growth and utilisation. However, debate continues about how to best manage grazing of dairy pastures.
Ryegrass as a feed for the dairy cow
Optimum performance in pasture-based systems requires skilled grazing management. Here, the focus is on the nutrient value of good quality ryegrass-dominant pastures, and the impact of adhering to good grazing management on animal performance.
An insight into operational grazing management
A farmer's decision-making process is rarely considered in grazing management, but it is important to understand the complex processes and key decision-making criteria used by farmers at the paddock level.
Grazing management - striking the right balance
Other articles in this issue have highlighted the impact of leaf stage, pre-grazing yield and grazing residuals on perennial ryegrass growth, cow intake and performance, and the decisionmaking process for managing grazing. This article focuses on integrating these to maximise overall farm performance.
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