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Pasture measurement data improves timeliness and confidence in grazing management decisions

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Irvine, L and Turner, L, Pasture measurement data improves timeliness and confidence in grazing management decisions, Proceedings of the 2018 Australasian Dairy Science Symposium, 21-23 November 2018, Palmerston North, New Zealand, pp. 12-17. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

Dairy farmers may be able to increase farm profitability by obtaining pasture measurement data. Four Tasmanian dairy farmers participated in an eighteen-month study investigating the value of accessing regular pasture measurements. The farmers reported an increased confidence in their visual observations of pasture covers by having access to the provided data and for three of the four farmers this has led to an estimated improvement in profitability ranging from $90/ha to $550/ha.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:pasture consumption, Tasmanian dairy industry, monitoring
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Rural Sociology
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops
Objective Field:Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Irvine, L (Ms Lesley Irvine)
UTAS Author:Turner, L (Dr Lydia Turner)
ID Code:132249
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2019-04-30
Last Modified:2019-05-02
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