A review of sheep management in 2010


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Brian Ashton (Sheep Consultancy Service Pty Ltd)
Year(s) 2010
Contributor SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Trial location(s) Port Lincoln, SA
A review of sheep management in 2010 locations

To completely review the standard approach to the sheep enterprise.

Key messages
  • The sheep business is now completely different to what most people are used to.
  • Sheep prices doubled in 2000 and have now doubled again (approximately).
  • Wool prices are approaching what they were in 1988 – in US$ terms.
  • Sheep sales now earn more than wool, but wool is still a major income earner in most flocks.
Lead research organisation SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Host research organisation N/A
Related program Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems

Members of the four FarmReady groups “Sheep planning to reduce farm risk”.
The Australian Government for FarmReady Reimbursement Grants.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type None: No crop specified
Treatment type(s)
  • Livestock
  • Management systems: Mixed farming
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Unknown

Port Lincoln 2010

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication 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
Port Lincoln, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Port Lincoln, SA Chromosol
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 Port Lincoln SA
2010 432.5mm
2009 425.1mm
2008 398.4mm
2007 376.2mm
2006 400.0mm
2005 387.5mm
2004 400.1mm
2003 422.3mm
2002 403.7mm
2001 420.7mm
2000 397.6mm
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.

Port Lincoln 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

2010 trial report

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