Tropical Grasslands (1986) Volume 20, 159165
ANIMAL PRODUCTION IN CENTRAL QUEENSLAND FROM THE AUTUMN–WINTER FORAGE CROPS: LABLAB, MOLOPO BUFFEL GRASS AND ZULU SORGHUM
T.W.G. GRAHAM1, J.H. WILDIN 2, S J. WOOD 3and G.W. BLIGHT 2
1Queensland Department of Primary industries, P.O. Box 201, Biloela, Qld., Australia 4715
The liveweight gain of cattle grazing grass pastures in central Queensland declines in autumn as the quality of the pasture deteriorates. The value of autumn grazed forage crops Lablab purpureus cvv. Highworth and Rongai, and hybrid forage sorghum Zulu (Sorghum bicolor × S. sudanense) in improving cattle weights was assessed in two experiments conducted near Theodore in central Queensland. The effect of combining varying proportions of buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris cv. Molopo) and Highworth areas for grazing was also compared.