Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4


Emma Davey


The need to find a sustainable and profitable alternative to annual pasture systems for the poor sands of the West Midland area led to the development and adoption of tagasaste (Chamaecytisus proliferus). Today, tagasaste is seen as having an integral role in the expansion of the cattle industry in the West Midlands. Emma Davey highlights the evolution of tagasaste research from producers experimenting with growing the fodder tree, to a funded research program looking at optimising cattle production on tagasaste.