Long term effects of fall dormancy and grazing frequency in lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) pastures: 1. Forage production and consumption
Jáuregui J.M. 1,2; Berone G.3,4; Sciarreta F. 2; López Tessore M. 2; Garro L. 2; Bigliardi M. 2; Miri S. 2; Moot D.J. 5 / 1 Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias (UNL); 2 Gentos S.A.; 3 EEA INTA Balcarce; 4 Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias (UNMdP); 5 Lincoln University (NZ).
IntroductionLucerne is the main grazed forage of Argentina. However, there is a large yield and consumption gap on most dairy and beef farms. Jáuregui et al. (2019) indicated that < 5 t ha-1 are consumed on average on dairy farms. There is potential to close the gap by increased grazing frequency, particularly during periods of high growth such as spring (Jáuregui et al., 2022). H...