Increased Liveweight Gain
Progardes® Desmanthus is a highly palatable source of protein, with excellent digestibility that converts to higher weight gains. Results from paired paddock trials demonstrate annual weight gains of 40kg/head over buffel-only pastures.
Progardes® Desmanthus is a high protein and energy feed for cattle that prolongs the availability of high-quality forage and reduces the need for supplementation.
Cattle reach target weights sooner, allowing the producer to increase stock turnover and stocking rate, resulting in more beef per hectare.
Increased Pasture Productivity
Progardes® Desmanthus extends the duration of your pasture season, allowing cattle to gain weight and maintain condition over longer periods, while arresting pasture decline and improving soil health.
As a legume, Progardes® Desmanthus fixes nitrogen in the soil to slow the effects of pasture rundown and improve paddock productivity. The result is more dry matter production compared to a grass-only pasture.
Progardes® Desmanthus is tough. It is persistent in alkaline and neutral clay rich soils, and is naturally adapted to a broad range of harsh conditions. Progardes® Desmanthus competes with native grasses and also with aggressive grasses like Buffel. And once it’s established, it has been proven to persist in trials for more than 20 years.
Increased liveweight gain + Extended pasture season + Increased pasture productivity + Increased stocking rates + Increased stock turnover + Reduced supplementation + Reduced pasture renovation = Increased profits