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


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Brianna Peake (Liebe Group)
Year(s) 2007
Contributor Liebe Group
Trial location(s) Site 3, Pithara, 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
Not specified
Lead research organisation Liebe Group
Host research organisation N/A
Related program Grain & Graze

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 Phill 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 Article/commentary
Trial design Not applicable

Pithara 2007

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) Area (ha) Total Area (%) Total dry sheep equivalent grazing days (day)
1 Crop Stubbles 25 0.6 939 37 204273
2 Medic 19 1.3 334 13 159939
3 Medic and VP 7 1.3 128 5 60458
4 Oats harvested/hay 6 0.5 268 11 51583
5 Saltbush and perennials 1 1.1 22 1 9055
6 Saltbush/bluebush 0 0.1 33 1 1593
7 Standing cereal fodder 1 0.3 65 3 6465
8 Volunteer Pasture 40 1.2 721 29 327058

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 3, Pithara, WA 0 - 10cm N/A
Site 3, Pithara, WA 10 - 30cm N/A
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 3, Pithara, WA Not specified
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



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


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

2007 trial report

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