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 1, East Maya, 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

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

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

East Maya 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 Crop Stubbles 8 3 19 467260 411
2 Fodder Crop 74 9 62 4171070 1318
3 Volunteer Pasture 18 7 18 996807 383

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 1, East Maya, WA 0 - 10cm Various
Site 1, East Maya, WA 10 - 30cm Various
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 1, East Maya, WA Various
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 1, East Maya, 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 1, East Maya WA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate

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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