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Tropical grass problems can be overcome with soil know-how | The Land

A June view of Sue Freebairn and legumes (in this case serradella) growing within a Premier digit tropical grass pasture on Kingswood, Purlewaugh.

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…

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