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Measuring and monitoring a Lucerne-grass mix pasture to increase enterprise productivity, profitability and sustainability

1. To measure and monitor the following key performance indicators of the summer active lucerne/grass mix (phalaris and cocksfoot) pasture over a 3 year period: 

  • kg beef produced per ha 
  • establishment and persistence of the sown species 
  • Composition mix of the sown species 
  • Time period of grazing 
  • Residual pasture cover on animal entry and exit. (this was not measured) 

 2. To complete a financial analysis of the proposed lucerne/grass mix The financial analysis will include cost benefit analysis and return on investment for the pasture system.


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Contract No. Title Start date End date Funding type
Measuring and monitoring a lucerne / grass mix pasture to increase enterprise, productivity, profitability and sustainability
14/08/2009 01/02/2012

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