Feeding cows in a variable climate
The key points include:
- Long term records show a decline in rainfall for the Yarram area
- Despite the changes, perennial ryegrass will continue to be the main forage source
- Strategic use of supplement including PKE and cereal silage fill the feed gaps and reduce risks
- Calving time has been brought forward to fit the new rainfall patter and to make the most of the grass growth period.
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