In mid-March a farmer contacted me that his stock were not doing well on a tropical grass pasture. Plenty of feed but poor quality.
A laboratory analysis indicated low protein (4 per cent) and low digestibility.
In that same period an analysis on the same species on a different property tested 20pc protein and 12.3 megajoules a kilogram of dry matter metabolizable energy, both high quality readings.
Key factors for big differences from the same…