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  Spring vegetative Pastures

During this stage, pastures are growing at their fastest. Grazing management through the vegetative period should aim to meet animal production objectives, while being sensitive to the productivity and sustainability of the pasture. This can be achieved through various grazing tactics, including Strip Grazing, Grazing to Target FOO and Grazing to a Paddock Target.

Damage by leaf insects such as red legged earth mite and Lucerne flea at this time can be seen on leaves.  Limiting insect damage can be achieved by intensive grazing or by careful pesticide use (visit www.timerite.com.au for more details).

Tips:

Pastures are rapidly changing in winter with branching and thickening of stems and leaves, which will affect the Feed on Offer (FOO)visually.

Throughout August and September, pastures FOOs will appear shorter than in July. Clovers at the targets below will be very short and well branched.

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Clover dominant pastures: Grass dominant pstures Mixed composition pastures:

1000 FOO

1500 FOO


800 FOO


1500 FOO


1600 FOO


1500 FOO

2000 FOO


2000 FOO


2000 FOO

2500 FOO

2500 FOO

2500 FOO

 

1500 average FOO paddock

2500 average FOO grassy pasture


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March 17, 2011