Pasture improvement: Optimal strategies for the New England

Karl Behrendt, Oscar Cacho, James Scott, Randall Jones

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Pasture improvement is a well established technology to increase production in extensive livestock grazing industries in higher rainfall zones (Vere et al., 2001). Interactions between the rate of response to inputs, the cost of inputs and capital, and the value of livestock products determine the economic attractiveness of the different pasture improvement options and their rate of implementation. The success and profitability of pasture improvement is influenced by the risk of the pasture establishing, the persistence of the pasture and its utilisation by livestock enterprises to increase whole farm production and profit over the long term. With the estimated rates of pasture improvement in high rainfall zones being less than 2% per annum (Ward et al., 1992), this paper aims to provide a preliminary investigation into defining optimal rates of pasture improvement in the New England region under different livestock production systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2006 Australian Sheep Industry CRC conference
EditorsP.B. Cronje, D. Maxwell
Place of PublicationArmidale
PublisherThe Australian Sheep Industry CRC
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0975219812
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventWool meets Meat - Tools for a modern sheep enterprise - Orange, Australia, Australia
Duration: 22 Feb 200623 Feb 2006


ConferenceWool meets Meat - Tools for a modern sheep enterprise


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