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PROJECTS

 

meeting the needs of agricultural businesses & the environment

'ENRICH'

 

Enrich was a 9-year, national, multidisciplinary project with research organisations and producer groups in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and NSW.   The research considered the nutritive value of the forage, the timing of its availability, livestock grazing behaviour and diet selection, and NRM benefits associated with the inclusion of perennial shrub species

It explored the potential of perennial plants native to Australia to contribute to grazing systems in southern Australia for multiple benefits, including:

• reducing risk in a variable climate

• filling feed gaps

• capitalising on plant compounds to improve livestock health in low-input systems

• improving the management of natural resources

• exploring the potential to reduce the intensity of methane emissions from livestock.

Presentations to farmer groups on supplementary feeding practices, and assessing feed on offer to grazing livestock, especially during periods of less-than-ideal feed supply.

You can download PDF versions of two booklets that the research team produced. We’re quite proud of those little booklets!

 

Click on the titles below to download

Perennial forage shrubs providing profitable and sustainable grazing: Key practical findings from the Enrich project

Perennial forage shrubs — from principles to practice for Australian farms: A companion publication to Perennial forage shrubs providing profitable and sustainable grazing: Key practical findings from the Enrich project.