Zac Economou (MSF)
Alison Frischke (UNE)
Michael Moodie (MSF)
James Murray (BCG)
Mark Trotter (UNE)
|Contributor||Mallee Sustainable Farming Inc.|
The integration of cropping and grazing remains a major management challenge in the Mallee. Technology such as portable fencing systems and virtual fencing potentially offer a solution to improve grazing management in large Mallee paddocks with high soil variability. However, to effectively design and deploy these innovative grazing techniques, the grazing behaviour of livestock in these paddocks needs to be understood and quantified.
|Lead research organisation||N/A|
|Host research organisation||N/A|
|Trial funding source||GRDC|
|Trial funding source||NLP|
|Trial funding source||Mallee CMA|
Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme
This project is supported by the Mallee Catchment Management Authority, Mallee Sustainable Farming, University of New England and BCG through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme. GRDC funded Grain & Graze 3 provided additional support.
|Other trial partners||Birchip Cropping Group, University of New England|
|Sow date||Not specified|
|Harvest date||Not specified|
|Plot size||Not specified|
|Plot replication||Not specified|
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.