Focus on Pasture Seeds Research and Development

  • Published: 12 Dec 2013

  • Author(s): RIRDC

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Australia’s pasture seed industry is small but important, contributing $107.2 million to the economy annually, underpinning pastoral enterprises across the nation and feeding livestock around the world.

There are 489 pasture seed producers in Australia, concentrated in south-eastern Australia and south-west Western Australia. They grow a range of temperate legume pasture species, including lucerne (which contributes the most economic value), subterranean clover, perennial clovers, medics and annual clovers.