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The main areas of floodplains in the Top End of the Northern Territory are in the Sub-coastal Plain, Marrakai, Finniss and Littoral Land Systems. This factsheet summarises: the soils and vegetation, grazing potential and grazing plants, grazing history and grazing management for sustainability for these floodplains. Author: Arthur Cameron, Department of Primary Industries and Resources, Northern Territory, 2003.

Download a copy of Floodplain grazing management (PDF, 71 KB) from the Department of Primary Industry and Resources.

Kimberley pastoralists operate in a highly fire-prone environment. The controlled use of fire can benefit land management, animal production and biodiversity conservation. For any given country type, the interactions of fire, grazing and weather have complex effects on both land condition and animal production. This document deals with property-scale management of pastoral leases.

Download a copy of Fire management guidelines for Kimberley pastoral lands: best management practice guidelines (PDF, 279 KB) from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s Research Library.

Fire is integral to many ecosystems in Western Australian rangelands. Controlled fire can reduce the risk of wild fire, benefit pasture productivity and contribute positively to biodiversity values. Uncontrolled fire is a threat to safety and the business viability of pastoral enterprises and threatens rangeland biodiversity and productivity. For any given country type interactions of fire, grazing and weather have complex effects on both land condition and animal production. This document deals with property-scale management of pastoral leases.

Download a copy of Fire management guidelines for southern shrubland and Pilbara pastoral rangelands: best management practice guidelines (PDF, 301 KB) from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia Research Library.

This technical guide is designed to help inform and improve grazing management in the Maranoa Balonne. It focuses on four major themes: managing stocking rate, spelling pasture, burning and developing the property with more fences and waters. The guide is a technical resource for use by those working with producers to improve the management of grazing lands for beef production. Authors: Col Paton, Jane Hamilton and Tim Emery, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, 2011.

Download a copy of the Best-bet practices for managing the grazing lands of the Maranoa Balonne: a technical guide of options for optimising animal production, profitability and land condition (PDF, 1 MB).

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A technical guide to options for optimising land condition, animal production and profitability. Authors: Dionne Walsh and Robyn A. Cowley, Department of Primary Industry and Resources, 2014.

Download a copy of the Best-bet practices for managing grazing land in the Barkly Tableland region of the Northern Territory (PDF, 1.7 MB) from the Department of Primary Industry and Resources, Northern Territory.

This technical guide is designed to help inform and improve grazing management in the Mitchell grasslands of western Queensland. It focuses on four major themes: managing stocking rate, spelling pasture, burning and developing the property with more fences and waters. The guide is a technical resource for use by those working with producers to improve the management of grazing lands for beef production. Compiled by David Phelps, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, 2012.

Download a copy of Best-bet practices for managing the Mitchell grasslands of Queensland: a technical guide of options for optimising animal production, profitability and land condition (PDF, 1 MB).

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How many times have you heard (or told) tales like these? These kinds of memories are part of the considerable body of knowledge that you will have built up about your property over many years. It is important information, and it helps to guide how you manage your country. It’s just too bad that those memories aren’t perfect. This booklet is about getting those memories right – by monitoring. Monitoring is just observing and recording the state of land condition over time. As a property manager, you observe every day – weather, water points, stock, available feed, and a lot more. You observe, and then you make your decisions.

This booklet will help you how to make better decisions about your biggest asset – your land – by getting your monitoring right. So why should you go the extra step and record what you see? In this book, you’ll get the answer from the horse’s mouth. These are the stories of your peers – managers of working properties who made the choice to monitor their land so that they get the most from their work. Authors: Jenny Silcock and Terry Beutel, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, 2008.

Download a copy of Not just watching the grass grow: graziers who monitor their land (PDF, 901 KB).

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The aim of Pastures: Mackay Whitsunday region – a guide for developing productive and sustainable pasture-fed grazing systems is to provide information and knowledge on sown and native pasture systems in a form readily accessible to Mackay Whitsunday region’s graziers and land managers. It contains an overview of the Mackay Whitsunday region and its beef industry profile, pasture-fed beef production options, land types, sown pasture species information (selection, establishment and management), special purpose pastures, and weeds and legislation. Compiled by the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Queensland, 2007.

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Grader grass (Themeda quadrivalvis) is an undesirable species in grazing lands and conservation areas of Australia.

Download a copy of the Grader grass management guide (PDF, 1.45 MB) from NQ Dry Tropics.

A technical guide to options for optimising land condition, animal production and profitability. Authors: Dionne Walsh and Robyn A. Cowley, Department of Primary Industry and Resources, 2014.

Download a copy of the Best-bet practices for managing grazing lands in the Victoria River District of the Northern Territory (PDF, 1.5 MB) from the Department of Primary Industry and Resources, Northern Territory.

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