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Improving pasture for Better Returns

Beef and Sheep BRP Manual 1 which addresses the key factors beef and sheep farmers should be considering when planning their grassland management.

Year of Publication2010

An updated version of the improving pasture manual, which address the key factors beef and sheep farmers should be considering when planning their grassland management. It includes specific guidance for producers relying on permanent pasture and upland grazing, as well as those whose systems are based around grass leys. Topics covered:- What’s the potential?- Pasture improvement flow chart- Assessing compaction- Weed control- Re-seeding- Choosing grass species- Selecting mixtures- Red and white clovers- Alternative sward companions- First season: management tips- Permanent pasture- Hills and uplands

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Creating a sustainable and competitive beef and lamb industry.

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