Shrub-based system boosts on-farm offerings
Farmers: Rob Lauren Grylls
Location: Bencubbin, Western Australia
Property size: 4200ha
Average annual rainfall: 300mm
Soil types: Variable from clay to sandy types
Enterprise mix: Merino sheep, cropping (wheat, barley, oats, triticale, field peas and lupins), alley systems of forage shrubs
Shrubs have been added to the menu by Western Australian sheep producers, Rob and Lauren Grylls, and the nutritional benefits of dietary diversity are already being seen.
- Animal protein and grazing requirements can be met by shrubs and companion pasture.
- Shrubs can fill summer and autumn feed gaps.
- Preparation is critical before establishing forage shrubs.
Click here to download the Grylls case study (PDF 1.1MB)
Note: This case study was developed as past of the Enrich project under the former Future Farm Industries CRC.