Leucaena is a legume grown for its value as livestock fodder and is very high in protein whilst improving the soil with nitrogen supply. Once established, leucaena will last for decades whilst continually producing high protein leaves.
These leaves are consumed by cattle and after rotating cattle through other paddocks the leucaena quickly replenishes the quality cattle feed supply. Cattle that graze on leucaena have high weight gains and the land has higher carrying capacity.
Good management of nitrogen producing leucaena improves the fertility, health and structure of the soil. Thousands of acres of leucaena grown across Ten Mile and Old Bombany contribute to the property’s ongoing successes.