C4 Milk 2017-2022Developing low risk high forage feeding systems
Developing low risk high forage feeding systems
There are 3 key areas that this project will focus on to assist northern dairy farmers to develop and implement efficient feeding systems that increase MOFC on-farm.
- Improve the quality of forage consumed – improvements in forage quality to increase intake and milk responses, therefore improving feed conversion efficiency and MOFC.
- Increased proportion of forage in the diet – increasing the proportion of forage in the diet from low cost home grown and purchased forages whilst maintain or increasing milk production to reduce feed related costs.
- Testing of low cost feeding systems – developing and testing forage and feeding systems that are low cost, easy to manage and resilient.
C4 Milk project information
- C4Milk’s Alternative Summer Forage Guide
- Summer Forage Planning & Irrigation Management
- Forage sorghum: potential yield and nutritive value
- Grain Sorghum Headlage
- White Grain Sorghum – a resilient flexible forage
- High chopped corn silage
- Improving the quality of corn silage with high chop corn
- Lablab, a very cost-effective source of crude protein
- LabLab – Summer legume
- Soybeans for silage
- High Forage Feeding Systems – Mullins Case Study Farm
- PUP grazing strategy Part 1
- PUP grazing strategy Part 2
- Grazing Lucerne
- Grazing Kikuyu using PUP
- Developing feeding systems for raising male dairy calves for the Australian red meat industry
- 2019 Winter forage options demonstration trial results