Welcome to The Leucaena Network
The Leucaena Network is a leading producer group in the grass-fed beef industry of Queensland.
Members include livestock producers, leucaena & pasture seed growers, researchers & extension personnel.
Leucaena is a high quality, long-lived leguminous forage tree.
Leucaena has been in Australia for over 100 years, varieties used for grazing were first introduced by the CSIRO in the 1950s for beef systems in tropical Australia.
Today more than 200,000 hectares of leucaena have been successfully established, predominately in central QLD.
More recent plantings are found from Cooktown in north Queensland to Goondiwindi in the south.
The development of new cultivars has the potential to open up other areas in Australia to leucaena plantings.
Read more about using leucaena as a forage shrub in our
Wonder Weeds: Leucaena could help reduce
cattle methane emissions
Leucaena has been seen as a wonder fodder adding as much as a kilogram a day to cattle. But new evidence suggests that it doesn’t just help beef up livestock, it's also helping the planet by reducing the amount of methane cattle produce.
Source: Landline | Duration: 9min 2sec
International Leucaena Conference
The International Leucaena conference on the tree legume leucaena (leucaena leucocephala) and other species in the Leucaena genus was held in Brisbane Australia 29 October – 2 November 2018.
Read about the success of the conference
TLN has a grassroots base
The Leucaena Network welcomes all who have an interest in the responsible use of commercial leucaena pastures to ensure that production and environmental benefits are maximized while the weed impact of leucaena is minimized.
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The Leucaena Network
Do you have a great idea that you would like to share with the Leucaena Network?
The following information will assist with submissions for future research and funding. All information will be collated to provide industry overview only with no individual entity identified.
contact our executive officer Bron Christensen
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