Extending best practice wool innovations on Eyre Peninsula


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Jessica Crettenden (SARDI)
Mark Klante (SARDI)
Roy Latta (SARDI)
Year(s) 2011
Contributor SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Trial location(s) Minnipa, SA
Extending best practice wool innovations on Eyre Peninsula locations

To reinvigorate the livestock component of the EP farming system.

Key messages
  • There was a wide variation in the production performance of the 2010 drop hoggets that was addressed with a 30% culling rate that included a mix of visual and objective measurement.
  • We have collected initial measurements from the 2011 drop lambs. Further bodyweight gain over summer and wool quality and quantity in June measurements will be collected after which the wethers and culled ewes will be sold.
Lead research organisation SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Host research organisation N/A
Related program Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems
  • Darryl Smith and Forbes Brien, SARDI Roseworthy, Brian Ashton, Sheep Consultancy Service Pty Ltd and Ian Bradtke, Lazerline for project development and delivery.
  • Trent Brace for his livestock management support and MAC staff Brett McEvoy for support in the shed and sheep yards.

Other trial partners Australian Wool Innovation Ltd
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Crop type No crop specified
Treatment type(s)
  • No treatment
Trial type Demonstration
Trial design Unreplicated

Minnipa 2011

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
2011 383.4mm
2010 385.3mm
2009 391.3mm
2008 330.4mm
2007 331.2mm
2006 334.5mm
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


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

2011 trial report

Trial last modified: 07-05-2019 21:22pm AEST