Comparison of Lower Eyre Peninsula grazing systems

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Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Brian Ashton (Rural Solutions SA)
Daniel Schuppan (Rural Solutions SA)
Greg Secomb (Rural Solutions SA)
Year(s) 2005
Contributor Central West Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Minnipa, SA
Comparison of Lower Eyre Peninsula grazing systems locations

To capture how different pasture systems are performing.

Key messages
  • There is a large variation in the performance of pastures in terms of stocking rate on the Eyre Peninsula.
  • Improved pasture systems are achieving livestock carrying capacity well above district practice.
  • High performing pastures have a role, even in a cropping dominated system.
  • Use this survey to workout how you are performing.
Lead research organisation Central West Farming Systems
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A

Thanks to all the farmers involved in keeping records to help out with this survey.
Thanks also to Tim Prance of Rural Solutions SA, for providing advice and technical assistance to the Grain & Graze project throughout 2005. Greatly appreciated.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Not specified
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
  • Crop: Type
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Not applicable

Minnipa 2005

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Minnipa, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Minnipa, SA Calcarosol
Soil Moisture Source: BOM/ANU
Average amount of water stored in the soil profile during the year, estimated by the OzWALD model-data fusion system.
Year Minnipa SA
2005 288.0mm
2004 296.1mm
2003 293.2mm
2002 283.3mm
2001 343.9mm
2000 389.0mm
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
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.

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
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

2005 trial report

Trial last modified: 25-11-2019 14:51pm AEST