Matt Hight

B.Ag.Sci. Honours (2014)

The feeding value of a perennial lupin-cocksfoot pastures compared with lucerne for sheep (PDF 2.5 MB)

Research Overview

Russell lupin has proven to be a persistent perennial legume, well adapted to the high country environment. But there is hardly any information on its nutritional value for livestock compared with standard legumes. Matt compared a Russell lupin/cocksfoot mix and a pure sward of lucerne to quantify their dry matter yield, nutritional value and liveweight gain by Merino lambs. Matt was supervised by Dr Alistair Black.