Preliminary spring production data from lucerne

A dry spring in Canterbury has resulted in our dryland pastures at Ashley Dene being destocked on 25 Nov. Spring rainfall of 78 mm is only about half that expected in an average year and pasture growth has now ceased. In this video Derrick Moot discusses grazing mangement of lucerne in the spring period and outlines stocking rates, yield and preliminary data on the lamb growth rates achieved and the quantity of liveweight produced before it became necessary to destock (approx 6 mins).