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Key features of leucaena
Nutritious and palatable
It produces very palatable, nutritious, high protein leaf for cattle, giving live-weight gains of
250-300 kg/HD/yr or 125- 150kg per hectare.
This is twice that of grass only pastures.
Adds value to cattle production
Cattle fattened on combined leucaena and grass pastures produce top quality beef and can meet all premium domestic and export grass-fed market specifications.
Leucaena is a productive & sustainable gazing system
So why is it so good?
The exceptional value of the leucaena grazing system in adapted environments is due to a combination of factors:
Further information on the economics of Leucaena production compared to other forages can be found in “Feeding Forages In the Fitzroy!” published by DAF