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Initiative 61

Evaluating the performance of sheep grazing Tedera

A short (21 day) grazing trial in April 2012 demonstrated that sheep were able to increase weight when grazing Tedera (a drought tolerant perennial legume originating in the Canary Islands) at a time when sheep in WA would normally be losing weight. There were no obvious health impacts on the sheep.

What are we doing?

The project will examine the value of Tedera to sheep grazing systems. New trail sites will be set up and the impact of Tedera on lamb survival and ewe conception rates will be examined.

Timing:

May 2016

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