To end the year on a high, the Network was fortunate to host very well attended Introduction to Leucaena workshops in Milmerran and Innisfail and a Field Day to showcase the successful establishment of a leucaena trial site at Blackbull Station in the Northern Territory.
You can view details of our previous field days and workshop at the Field Days and Workshop page or as part of trial project updates.
Well 2020 was a little different to what was planned and expected! The Leucaena Network was very pleased to see our The Leucaena Network 2020 - New Territories, New Vision Conference finally come to fruition on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th November 2020 at The Ville, Townsville. The Conference Day was followed by Field Day at CSIRO Lansdown, Woodstock and the Heatley Family's property 'Byrne Valley', Home Hill.
View our Conference Wrap Up here!
Coming Up in 2021
The Network has a few upcoming events and workshops planned for 2021 - more details to come! We hope you can join us!
'PINNARENDI' AND 'WHITEWATER'
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LEUCAENA IN THE NEWS
ABC NT Country Hour with Matt Brann
Hear from The Leucaena Network's Bron Christensen and Blackbull Station's Logan Reid about leucaena in the NT - recorded at November's Blackbull Station Field Day.
THE EATING TREE
ABC Landline - Anne Kruger
The beef industry is expected to deliver the biggest gains, not because graziers will be buying or opening up more land, but thanks to the surge in popularity of a South American fodder tree called Leucaena.
STERILE LEUCAENA ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT
A group of international researchers has thrown its support behind WA scientists in their quest to develop a high value feed for the State’s northern cattle industry.
The researchers have shared their experience to support the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s feasibility studies to breed a seedless (sterile) Leucaena variety as a valuable forage plant with a significantly reduced weed risk.
LEUCAENA PROVES A BIG SUCCESS AT MILLMERRAN
Queensland Country Life
Millmerran farmer turned cattleman Craig Antonio says he has never looked back since he began planting leucaena some 15 years ago.
Mr Antonio, who runs about 400 predominantly Angus breeders as well as bought in cattle across some 3000 hectares on four properties, said the tree legume had helped transform the marginal farming operation into a successful beef business.
LEUCAENA FED CATTLE FEATURE PROMINENTLY
Beef Central - James Nason
The prominence of Leucaena fed cattle among the champion grassfed pens was a notable trend from the commercial cattle championships held in conjunction with Beef 2018 in Rockhampton earlier this month.
PRODUCERS INVESTIGATE SOUTH AMERICAN GRAZING SYSTEMS
Farm Online National
WITH the view to investigating new ways to extend the application of Leucaena plantings and grazing systems in Queensland, a group of eight producers has just wrapped up a tour to Colombia and Paraguay to view Silvopastoral systems and attend the Tenth Global Silvopastoral Congress.
ABC Landline - Kristy Sexton-McGrath
Leucaena has been seen as a wonder fodder adding as much as a kilogram a day to cattle. But new evidence suggests that it doesn’t just help beef up livestock, it's also helping the planet by reducing the amount of methane cattle produce.