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Precision feeding and grazing management for temperate pasture-based dairy systems


Hills, JL and Rawnsley, RP and Harrison, MT and BIshop-Hurley, GJ and Henry, DA and Raedts, P and Freeman, M and Roche, D, Precision feeding and grazing management for temperate pasture-based dairy systems, Precision Dairy Farming 2016, 21-23 June 2016, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, pp. 25-31. ISBN 978-90-8686-283-2 (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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With the rapid development of precision technologies, there are increasing opportunities to measure the inherent variability in pastures and animals and use this information to optimise production and economic outcomes. Business success in pasture-based systems is driven by the production and consumption of home-grown pastures and the efficient utilisation of associated inputs. This review summarises the key factors involved in managing a successful pasture-based dairy system and highlights the precision technologies that may assist with measuring and managing variability for enhanced profitability.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:variability, dry matter intake, precision technology, supplementary feed
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Animal production
Research Field:Animal management
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Livestock raising
Objective Field:Dairy cattle
UTAS Author:Hills, JL (Dr James Hills)
UTAS Author:Rawnsley, RP (Dr Richard Rawnsley)
UTAS Author:Harrison, MT (Associate Professor Matthew Harrison)
UTAS Author:Raedts, P (Mr Peter Raedts)
UTAS Author:Freeman, M (Mr Mark Freeman)
ID Code:109999
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2016-07-11
Last Modified:2019-12-11
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