Cereals for early feed


Research organisaton
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Emma McInerney (SARDI)
Year(s) 2006
Contributor Central West Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Site 6, Minnipa, SA
Cereals for early feed locations

To evaluate which cereal species and variety will produce the most early feed.

Key messages
  • Oats produced the most dry matter after repeated grazings.
  • Manage timing of grazing to allow cereal recovery. • Establish as much bulk as possible in a cereal pasture by increasing.
  • seeding rate and consider dry sowing.
Lead research organisation Central West Farming Systems
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC
Trial funding source MLA
Related program Grain & Graze

Grain & Graze is funded by Meat & Livestock Australia, Australian Wool Innovation, GRDC and Land & Water Australia. Thanks to Ben Ward, Dot Brace, Trent Brace and Danielle Brook (SARDI MAC) and Tim Prance (Rural Solutions SA) for technical assistance.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Multiple
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
  • Crop: Type
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Unknown

Minnipa 2006

Sow date 10 May 2006
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Dry matter (kg/ha)
1 Speedee triticale 77
2 Frame wheat 98.8
3 Rufus triticale 103.2
4 Maritime barley 123.6
5 Brusher oats 133.4
6 Frame wheat high seed 133.8
7 Maritime barley high seed 149.5
8 Wallaroo oats 185.5

Dry matter kg/ha

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 6, Minnipa, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 6, Minnipa, SA 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 6, Minnipa SA

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 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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Trial last modified: 09-05-2018 12:15pm AEST