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SheepLinks FEED365

The project aims to re-design livestock forage systems for grazing all-year round in Mediterranean environments minimising supplementary feeding.  The focus is sheep grazing systems in Southwest WA challenged by climate change with increasingly hotter, drier and more variable seasons.

A range of novel pasture and feedbase options will be evaluated in species mixtures under grazing, particularly to target key seasonal feed gaps, before the growing season and at the end of the growing season.

Co-funded by Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and Meat & Livestock Australia, GGA will collaborate in the project alongside grower groups. Research has commenced at the DPIRD Katanning Research Facility and expanded to six grower groups in a participatory research process including on-farm demonstration sites this year. More details here.

Demonstration Trial Partners

Six local groups have been successful in their application to host demonstration trials sites over the next three years and include West Midlands Group, ASHEEP, Wagin-Woodanilling Landcare Zone group, Facey Group, Merredin and Districts Farm Improvement Group, and WA Regenerative Livestock Producers Inc.

The Successful groups will receive up to $20,000 per year over three years to host the trials. Information on the trials for the project can be accesses below. Enquiries on this aspect of the project should be directed to Janet Conte, DPIRD, 0439 144 500,  Janet.Conte@dpird.wa.gov.au


Project Team


General project enquiries to Alison Lacey at GGA



Posted on

28 May 2021