‘Bad clover’ awareness day

A FIELD day aimed at improving awareness, identification and management of oestrogenic ‘bad’ clover will be held at Conmurra this month.

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) in collaboration with Mackillop Farm Management Group, Meat and Livestock Australia and Agriculture Kangaroo Island will host the field day.

Oestrogenic clovers have been identified in pastures on properties in the South East and Kangaroo Island as well as in the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and lower Eyre Peninsula.

PIRSA soils and land management consultant David Woodard said oestrogenic clovers can have a significant impact on lambing percentages.

“It is important for producers to know if the bad clovers are present in their pastures,” Mr Woodard said.

“If pastures contain more than 20pc of

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