Growing Pastures

Pasture is the most important home grown-feed for Australian dairy farmers. Successfully growing and utilising pasture is a key determinant of profitability.

There are several species of pasture commonly grown on dairy farms in Australia and details of the main types are provided on the following pages. In addition, information on how to select the best varieties of pasture using the Forage Value Index rating system is also available.

There is also advice on how to manage common pests, weeds and diseases of pasture, as well as the role of endophytes in pastures and how to select the best species of pasture for each individual situation.

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