A recent assessment of the elemental composition of New Zealand pastures in relation to meeting the dietary requirements of grazing livestock.

@article{Knowles2014ARA,
  title={A recent assessment of the elemental composition of New Zealand pastures in relation to meeting the dietary requirements of grazing livestock.},
  author={Scott O Knowles and Neville D. Grace},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2014},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={303-10}
}
An understanding of the benefits and limitations of pasture feeding underpins sustainable grazing systems that produce milk and meat from ruminant livestock. We evaluated the mineral composition of 1,106 pasture samples collected independently from locations across New Zealand from 2001 to 2006. About half were submitted during 2002 and 2003, and 87% came from the North Island. Most herbage was from ryegrass and clover-dominated swards. The concentrations of Ca, Co, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, P… CONTINUE READING
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