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

Authors

F E. Ryan

Keywords

Dairy cattle, Hay, Nutritive value, Western Australia

First Page Number

789

Last Page Number

791

Abstract

CONSERVATION of hay on dairy farms has increased in recent years but so far emphasis has been on quantity rather than quality and in some districts paddocks are closed up very early to increase yields per acre of hay.

Recent trials have shown that late closing of hay paddocks on dairy farms gives higher quality hay, more winter grazing and a better balanced pasture. The gain in quality more than compensates for any drop in yield.

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