"Promoting the responsible establishment and management of
 combined leucaena grass pastures."

  

  

        

What is leucaena ?

Leucaena is a high quality, long-lived leguminous forage tree. First introduced by CSIRO in the 1950s for extensive grazed systems for tropical Australia . Today it is also being used by livestock producers in cooler climates.

It produces very palatable, nutritious, high protein leaf for cattle giving liveweight gains of 250-300 kg/HD/yr, or 125 – 150kg per hectare at a stocking rate of 1hd:2ha. This is twice that of grass only pastures      [ ...more ]    [Video Clip]

 Cattle producers are adopting leucaena at an increasing rate and include large-scale property plantings up to 15,000Ha.  
   
Cattle fattened on combined leucaena and grass pastures produce beef of superior quality and can meet all premium domestic and export grass-fed market specifications

  
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LATEST  NEWS

New Executive Officer for TLN’, Michael Burgis. Michael joins TLN on a consultancy basis after 16.5 years  of service with Conservation Farmers Inc. based in Toowoomba.  Michael provides TLN with an array of  agricultural credentials and experiences  within Australia and overseas.   Michael has previously worked closely with the research community and the private sector in grain, cotton and cattle industries.  Michael is looking forward to expanding the good work  provided by The Leucaena Network and working with the research paternity to share the benefits of Leucaena within the cattle industry.  Michael holds a Diploma in Agriculture from the UK and a Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics from UNE, Armidale.  

Michael can be contacted by mobile:    0490 142 408 
                                         or email:    admin@leucaena.net  
     

ABC Landline Feature 

  
The Eating Tree

THE EATING TREE
Queensland's state government has set itself an ambitious target of creating one hundred thousand new jobs by 2012. Agriculture is expected to play a key role in accelerating production across the grains, livestock and horticultural sectors. The beef industry is expected to deliver the biggest gains, not because graziers will be buying or opening up more land but because of a surge in popularity of a South American fodder tree called Leucaena which is both loved and loathed in equal measure.              
                                                                  
Published: 31/10/2010       
Reporter: Pip Courtney    
Presenter
: Anne Kruger

LEUCAENA FOR PROFITABLE & SUSTAINABLE BEEF PRODUCTION


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