| ||This Special Issue of Animal Production Science describes how a group of livestock producers, researchers, extension specialists and consultants went about 'bridging the gap' between research and primary producers. The investigations are highly relevant to livestock producers because the research questions were based on a broad survey of those same producers. Whilst the work was conducted in a particular region, with a summer-dominant rainfall and generally temperate environment, the findings are highly relevant to other regions and, in a social sense, to all those who seek to influence the practices used by primary producers.
Within the pages of this Special Issue, readers can explore the full spectrum of this ambitious Project – from the initial concept of a learning partnership, through to seeking ideas from primary producers, the planning and conduct of a wide range of research projects, and extension activities over more than 8 years – and, finally, papers which integrate and reflect on what was achieved.
This journal special issue will be of particular interest to research scientists, livestock managers, agribusiness advisors, as well as farmers, and is essential reading for anyone interested in livestock x pasture management.
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