The use of legume and herb forage species to create high performance pastures for sheep and cattle grazing systems

TitleThe use of legume and herb forage species to create high performance pastures for sheep and cattle grazing systems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsKemp, P.D., Kenyon P R., and Morris S T.
JournalUso de leguminosas e forrageiras herbáceas para criar pastos de alto desempenho para sistema de pastejo de ovinos e bovinosRevista Brasileira de ZootecniaRev. Bras. Zootec.
Volume39
IssueSUPPL. 1
Pagination169 - 174
Date Published2010
ISBN Number15163598 (ISSN)
KeywordsBos, chicory, Cichorium intybus, Feeding value, Lamb growth, Lolium perenne, Ovis aries, Plantago, Plantago lanceolata, plantain, Red clover, Trifolium pratense, Trifolium repens, White clover
Abstract

Sheep and cattle farmers need pastoral systems that are more productive and environmentally sustainable. The role that high feeding value herb and legume forage species can play in the farms of the future is highlighted. It is shown that species such as chicory (Cichorium intybus), plantain (Plantago lanceolata), red clover (Trifolium pratense) and white clover (T.repens) can provide live weight gains in lambs that are 70% greater than those from perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) based pastures. A case for replicated experiments that examine the value of whole technology packages based on herb and legume species, rather than component research, is made. © 2010 Sociedade Brasileira de Zootecnia.

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