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Cereals for grazing


Forage cereals play an important role in many grazing enterprises by helping to overcome winter feed shortages.

They have higher winter growth rates than most pastures, and with their higher carrying capacity are able to ease the grazing pressure on pasture paddocks.

This Primefact covers the following topics:

  • Role of cereals in grazing
  • Choosing a cereal
  • Growth habits
  • Winter habit
  • Plant management
  • Grazing management
  • Animal health disorders


Primefact 720 First Edition

Published: 01 Jun 2009