Grain & graze: whole farm feed supply - grazing days/season/pasture type


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Brianna Peake (Liebe Group)
Year(s) 2006
Contributor Liebe Group
Trial location(s) Site 4, East Wubin, WA
Grain & graze: whole farm feed supply - grazing days/season/pasture type locations

To understand how a range of pasture types combine to form a whole farm feed supply.

Key messages
  • Grazing pressure is greatest in winter, with volunteer pasutre providing the majority of the value.
  • The stocking rates used on the improved pastures are also relatively high.
  • Crop stubbles provide the majority of the grazing value in summer and autumn however they are grazed at very low stocking rates.


Lead research organisation Liebe Group
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A

The NAR Grain & Graze project is funded by Meat and Livestock Australia, Australian Wool Innovation Ltd, GRDC, Land and Water Australia and locally supported by the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council and the Department of Agriculture and Food.

  • Paper reviewed by Phil Barrett-Lennard.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Multiple
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Type
  • Grazing: Regime
  • Grazing: Timing
Trial type Demonstration
Trial design Unreplicated

East Wubin 2006

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Grazing duration (%) Dry sheep equivalent (sheep/ha) Total Area (%) Total dry sheep equivalent grazing days (day) Area (ha)
1 Cadiz 2nd yr 9 3.4 4 241969 194
2 Cadiz, Charano 7 1.1 8 184658 380
3 Crop Stubble 35 0.7 65 950387 3537
4 Perennials 1 2.1 1 23966 31
5 Volunteer Pasture 43 3.4 17 1163220 924
6 Volunteer Pasture with sub clover base 8 2.1 5 214101 281

Area ha


Dry sheep equivalent sheep/ha


Grazing duration %


Total Area %


Total dry sheep equivalent grazing days day

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Site Depth Type pH EC P K N A OC CAT
Site 4, East Wubin, WA 0 - 10cm Various
Site 4, East Wubin, WA 10 - 30cm Various
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 4, East Wubin, WA Various
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 4, East Wubin, WA Kandosol
National soil grid Source
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Site 4, East Wubin WA


Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.

Trial report and links

2006 trial report

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