Steer liveweight gains on Progardes desmanthus/buffel pastures in Queensland

Gardiner, C., and Parker, A. (2012) Steer liveweight gains on Progardes desmanthus/buffel pastures in Queensland. In: Proceedings of Second Joint Conference of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production and the Australian Society of Animal Production (29) p. 1. From: Animal Production in Australia, 2-5 July 2012, Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Progardes are new selections from the desmanthus legume genus developed at JCU as tropical pasture legume for semiarid clay soils. In the dry tropics livestock face annual long dry season/protein droughts and in some situation nitrogen "run down" is of serious concern. Progardes was sown into a renovated buffel grass pasture in Central Queensland and steers liveweight gain was recorded over a dry frosty 90 day period. Steers on the Progardes buffel pasture gained an addition 40kg compared to steers on an unrenovated buffel only pasture. Progardes is well suited to the region and may alleviate buffel run down.

Item ID: 22319
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
Keywords: Progardes desmanthus, tropical pasture legumes, steer liveweight gain
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Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2013 05:26
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0702 Animal Production > 070202 Animal Growth and Development @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8304 Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops > 830406 Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne) @ 100%
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