What’s the value of your pasture?

What’s the value of your pasture?

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Advertiser content: The performance of sheep is largely determined by the quality and quantity of available pasture which, when known, enables better decisions to be made regarding allocation of stock to paddocks or supplementary feeding.

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The performance of sheep is largely determined by the quality and quantity of available pasture which, when known, enables better decisions to be made regarding allocation of stock to paddocks or supplementary feeding.

As many areas across eastern Australia remain in, or are recovering from, drought, assessing the available feed on offer is a timely and crucial practise.

To help producers to better assess Feed On Offer (FOO) in their pastures, AWI has funded the development of a web-based photo library of 650 FOO standards.

This online photo library allows producers to estimate the FOO and nutritive value of grazed pastures by comparing their own pastures to reference photos in the online library. Every image comes with a full set of nutritional information including Protein, Digestibility, Metabolisable Energy (ME) content, Legume content, Ground cover and Pasture height.

FOO levels can be used to managepasture composition and growth rate, ensure environmental protection and enhance pasture persistence.

The FOO resource is central to the skills developed through the Lifetime Ewe Management (LTEM) program.

The photo library can be used in conjunction with the LTEM feed budgeting tables and is available at www.feedonofferlibrary.com

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