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Leucaena Powering Intensive Southern Queensland Cattle Operation

Leucaena powering intensive Southern Queensland cattle operation

By James Nason, 01 November 2018

 

When dozens of forage tree experts from around the world converged on an intensive cattle production system near Dalby this week, the enthusiasm was so palpable it was hard to get a leucaena the conversation.

 

Wonder Weeds: Leucaena could help reduce cattle methane emissions

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Wonder Weeds: Leucaena could help reduce cattle methane emissions

ABC Landline

 

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.

 

Kristy Sexton-McGrath

Source: Landline | Duration: 9min 2sec

 

International Leucaena Conference Goes On Farm

Queensland Country Life: Leucaena success on show in photos

 

PARTICIPANTS at the International Leucaena Conference took full advantage of three day conference tour, which visited farm, feedlots and research facilities this week.

 

 

 

Leucaena Proves a Big Success at Millmerran

MILLMERRAN farmer turned cattleman Craig Antonio says he has never looked back since he began planting leucaena some 15 years ago.

 

Mr Antonio, who runs about 400 predominantly Angus breeders as well as bought in cattle across some 3000 hectares on four properties, said the tree legume had helped transform the marginal farming operation into a successful beef business.

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Leucaena fed cattle feature prominently in commercial championships

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Leucaena fed cattle feature prominently in commercial championships

By James Nason, 29 May 2018

 

The prominence of Leucaena fed cattle among the champion grassfed pens was a notable trend from the commercial cattle championships held in conjunction with Beef 2018 in Rockhampton earlier this month.

ABC Landline: The Eating Tree

The Eating Tree

By ANNE KRUGER, PRESENTER

The beef industry is expected to deliver the biggest gains, not because graziers will be buying or opening up more land, but thanks to the surge in popularity of a South American fodder tree called leucaena.

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Sterile leucaena research attracts international support - Media Release

A group of international researchers has thrown its support behind WA scientists in their quest to develop a high value feed for the State’s northern cattle industry.

 

The researchers have shared their experience to support the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s feasibility studies to breed a seedless (sterile) leucaena variety as a valuable forage plant with a significantly reduced weed risk.

 

Department senior research officer Daniel Real said the project was laying the groundwork to develop a commercial variety that could advance WA’s northern beef industry.

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Sterile leucaena research attracts international support

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$2.3m for sterile leucaena project in WA

By Beef Central, 15 August 2017

 

The WA Government has announced a $2.3 million project which aims to prove the science behind developing a sterile form of leucaena that has all its production benefits but does not produce viable seed, eliminating a future weed risk.

 

 

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