Describing the sward structure of wheat and annual ryegrass swards grazed by lambs in southern NSW

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Dual-purpose wheats are now an established part of the feed base on many mixed-farms in southern NSW. However agronomic practices can vary and it is unknown whether row spacing will impact the availability of forage for grazing by sheep. Intake has been shown to be affected by a range of factors including tiller length, pasture height, sward density and pasture mass (Allden and Whittaker 1970; Black and Kenney 1984). This study sought to describe the differences in sward structure of grazed wheat swards at two different row spacings in terms of mean height, row height and bulk density and compare this to an annual ryegrass pasture presented as a continuous pasture.
Original languageEnglish
Pages978-979
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event22nd International Grasslands Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 15 Sep 201319 Sep 2013
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Conference22nd International Grasslands Congress
Abbreviated titleRevitalising Grasslands to Sustain our Communities
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period15/09/1319/09/13
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McGrath, S., Virgona, J., & Friend, M. (2013). Describing the sward structure of wheat and annual ryegrass swards grazed by lambs in southern NSW. 978-979. Poster session presented at 22nd International Grasslands Congress, Sydney, Australia.
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McGrath, S, Virgona, J & Friend, M 2013, 'Describing the sward structure of wheat and annual ryegrass swards grazed by lambs in southern NSW' 22nd International Grasslands Congress, Sydney, Australia, 15/09/13 - 19/09/13, pp. 978-979.

Describing the sward structure of wheat and annual ryegrass swards grazed by lambs in southern NSW. / McGrath, Shawn; Virgona, James; Friend, Michael.

2013. 978-979 Poster session presented at 22nd International Grasslands Congress, Sydney, Australia.

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