Clean wool pasture mix
Native pastures have formed the economic basis of some farming systems in fine wool country for some time1. Growing a diversity of native grasses can help prevent breaks in the wool of sheep by providing quality feed all year round. Native grasses such as Wallaby grass (Rytidosperma spp.), Wheat grass (Elymus scaber) and Weeping grass (Microlaena stipoides) have high fiber content per dry matter2, making it ideal for alpaca and goats.
1 Crosthwaite, J 1997, Economic Benefits of Native Grassland on Farms. Environment Australia- Biodiversity Group. Grassland Ecology Program Project Number GEP 017.
2 Foster P. R., Reseigh J., and Myers R. J. P., (2009) An introduction to the Nutritional Composition of Australian Native GrassesL Forage and Seed. Rural Solutions SA, Adelaide