Ask the Researcher: Future forages


Watch Gipps Dairy extension officer Karen Romano and Professor Kevin Smith to hear more and ‘Ask the researcher’ about future forages modelling and the implications for research and on-farm activities

  • Modelling shows a substantial drop in profitability from a changing climate
  • Current locations of breeding and testing sites for pastures are inadequate
  • New forage species and traits will become more important over time
  • A warmer, drier climate with more extreme weather events will adversely affect nutrition and persistence of current forage