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

Keywords

Leucaena leucocephala, Nutritive value, Beef cattle, Ord River region (W.A.), Western Australia

First Page Number

62

Last Page Number

66

Abstract

For the past few years, the Department of Agriculture has been fattening cattle on the forage shrub leucaena which is grown under irrigation with pangola grass. About 400ha of leucaena is under commercial production in the Kimberley.

Cattle grazing leucaena show promising growth rates but other problems need to be overcome before its use is more widely adopted. Leucaena establishes slowly. It is also costly to transport fattened cattle to southern abbatoirs.

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