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Refine grazing management and use of supplementary feeds

Annual grazing: To get the best out of forage shrubs, it is important to graze at least annually and in years of plentiful growth grazing twice a year is recommended.

High-density stocking: Stocking densities need to be high to promote even grazing. This usually means that shrubs need to be fenced and paddock size needs to be small.

Train stock to eat shrubs: Sheep that are not used to shrubs need to be introduced to their new diet gradually. A small number of positive, low stress experiences are required to change grazing behaviour.

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Guide to Establishing Forage Shrubs

Critical success factors in successful shrub pasture systems

Selecting the best forage shrubs for your environment

Why grow a mixture of forage shrubs and pasture species?