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

2006

Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Brianna Peake (Liebe Group)
Year(s) 2006
Contributor Liebe Group
Trial location(s) Site 3, Pithara, WA
Grain & graze: whole farm feed supply - grazing days/season/pasture type locations
Aims

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

Key messages

Cattle are brought onto the property from stations from June to September at an average weight of about 140kg/ha and then leave from mid-October to mid-February at approximately 300kg/ha.

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

The NAR Grain & Graze project is funded by Meat and Livestock Australia, Australian Wool Innovaiton 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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Method

Crop type Multiple
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Type
  • Grazing: Regime
  • Grazing: Timing
Trial type Demonstration
Trial design Unreplicated

Pithara 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 & Oats 23 2.5 10 248489 267
2 Caliph medic 8 1.4 6 81693 158
3 Crop Stubbles 19 0.3 65 211666 1907
4 Oats 8 1 9 82804 231
5 Saltbush 0 0.8 0 2304 8
6 Saltbush & Perennials 0 0.5 1 4064 22
7 Vol Pasture 31 4.1 9 339480 226

Area ha


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Dry sheep equivalent sheep/ha


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Grazing duration %


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Total Area %


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Total dry sheep equivalent grazing days day


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Site Depth Type pH EC P K N A OC CAT
Site 3, Pithara, WA 0 - 10cm Various
Site 3, Pithara, WA 10 - 30cm Various
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 3, Pithara, WA Various
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 3, Pithara, WA Calcarosol
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

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Climate

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 3, Pithara WA

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

SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
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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