Grazing crops in practice Jil Jil


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Trial details

Researcher(s) Alison Frischke and Dannielle Ick (BCG)
Year(s) 2014
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Site 1, Jil JIl, VIC
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To monitor the feed value and grain production from different types of grazed cereal crops in Northern Victoria.

Key messages
  1. Forage barley variety Moby has vigorous early growth and matures quickly, and should be grazed sufficiently early to enable recovery for a second grazing.
  2. Spring wheat variety Bolac maintained yield when sown early and grazed in 2014.  
  3. Winter wheat variety Wedgetail can be sown very early (March-early April) in low rainfall areas to utilise early rainfall, and widen both the sowing and flowering window of crops.
Lead research organisation Birchip Cropping Group
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC SFS00028
Related program Grain & Graze 3

This research was funded through GRDC‘s ‘Grain & Graze 3’ project (SFS00028).

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Multiple
Treatment type(s)
  • Grazing
Trial type Demonstration
Trial design Replicated

Jil JIl 2014

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
Treatment 2
Dry matter (t/ha)
1 Western end Ungrazed 1825
2 Western end Grazed 1076
3 Eastern end Ungrazed 994
4 Eastern end Grazed 925
5 Average Ungrazed 1.41
6 Average Grazed 1

Dry matter t/ha

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 1, Jil JIl, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 1, Jil JIl, VIC 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 1, Jil JIl VIC

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

2014 trial report

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