Archivos Latinoamericanos de Producción Animal, Vol 23, No 6 (2015)

Tamaño de la letra:  Pequeña  Mediana  Grande

Integration of herb pastures into farming systems in New Zealand

Peter D. Kemp, Lydia M. Cranston, Rene A. Corner

Resumen


The perennial herb pasture species chicory (Cichorium intybus) and plantain (Plantago lanceolata) are now widely in temperate pasture regions around the world. When combined with pasture legumes red clover (Trifolium pratense) and white clover (T. repens) both herb species enable livestock growth rates of sheep and bulls from late spring to autumn that are superior to those for livestock on perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) and white clover pasture. This paper provides data for a variety of livestock systems based on herb pastures plus some examples of how farmers are using these pastures.

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