Alternative pasture legumes in NSW Central West – Mid year 2021 report

PDS project code: L.PDS.2102

The CWFS Producer Demonstration Site (PDS) ‘Alternative pasture legumes in NSW Central West’ is in its first year. It aims to increase knowledge and adoption of alternative annual forage legume options available to livestock producers in the low rainfall zone (LRZ) of Central West NSW that have not traditionally been used. The project will showcase how they can be easily integrated into existing mixed farming operations.

Producers in the Central West have expressed interest in increasing their capacity to expand livestock production and lessen the risks associated with high reliance on grain production. New feedbase options exist to improve current systems, including dual-purpose crops and pasture ley legume phases, which will allow for better integration of livestock with crop production.