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