Appetite for Grazable Shrubs

Efficient digestion and reduction of methane were key themes of the ‘grazable shrubs’ field day at Warrenbayne last Wednesday 5th March. The field day was part of the national ‘Shrubs for Emissions and Carbon Storage’ (SERCS) project which includes a trial site on Bill Hill’s property at Warrenbayne.  The project is trialling on-farm use of a range of different Australian native shrubs to demonstrate their anti-methanogenic properties.

The day included a presentation by SERCS project officer Donna Rayner who provided practical advice for including native shrubs into your grazing enterprise, in a range of different climates. Participants then visited the trial site before enjoying a delicious lunch catered for by Warrenbayne Boho Land Protection Group.