Victoria feed year growth rate patterns

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Victoria – Feed year growth rate patterns

Source: Victoria PROGRAZE Manual, adapted from Figure 8, Pasture growth rates in kg/DM/ha/day for different areas of Victoria, pp 20–22 as well as adjustments from the Feed Demand Calculator after ground truthing the PROGRAZE data (for further information and the assumptions on which these tables are based, see Victorian PROGRAZE manual or visit www.dpi.vic.gov.au)

 

Western Victoria – Hamilton

Estimated daily pasture growth rate (mid-month) of specific pasture types (kg DM/h

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Good pasture = dense, introduced grass/sub-clover based pasture

Poor pasture = less dense, annual grass/sub-clover/annual weed based pasture

 

Western Victoria – Balmoral

Estimated daily pasture growth rate (mid-month) of specific pasture types (kg DM/ha/day)

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Central West Victoria – Ballarat

Estimated daily pasture growth rate (mid-month) of specific pasture types (kg DM/ha/day)

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North East Victoria – Rutherglen 

Estimated daily pasture growth rate (mid-month) of specific pasture types (kg DM/ha/day) 

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Average pasture = moderately dense annual grass/sub-clover/annual weed based pasture

 

Gippsland Victoria – Ellinbank

Estimated daily pasture growth rate (mid-month) of specific pasture types (kg DM/ha/day)

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Average pasture = moderately dense pasture

Gippsland Victoria – Maffra

Estimated daily pasture growth rate (mid-month) of specific pasture types (kg DM/ha/day) 

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Average dryland pasture = moderately dense pasture