The rangelands of NSW (and other southern Qld) provide a unique environment for livestock. Unlike the higher rainfall areas, sheep derive a significant proportion of their nutritional requirements from native species. Traditionally livestock producers in the pastoral zone have managed varying seasonal conditions by flexing stocking rates and carrying capacity, however with higher replacement ewe prices, alternate strategies such as containment feeding are gaining popularity.
In this webinar join Rob Inglis as he discusses the nutritive values of the most common perennial and annual species in the rangelands as well as strategies to manage seasonal variability and climate change.
Understanding the rangelands!