Managing native pastures



Dr Peter O’Reagain has been collecting data at the Wambiana Grazing Trial since 1997. The trial is located on Wambiana Station, south of Charters Towers, Queensland, and consists…

Drew and Annie Hacon run up to 2000 head on Cubbaroo. During the 2019 flood, parts of Cubbaroo suffered severe erosion. Of particular concern was a large channel that had formed from a well‐worn cattle pad. Here is how Drew and Annie have remediated the site.

The beef industry is a major contributor to the wealth of the Burnett region and this valuable industry relies on productive pastures. This booklet aims to help land…

The Demonstrating recovery of pasture productivity: Mulga Lands – Bollon project used four producer demonstration sites on three commercial properties to demonstrate recovery of pasture productivity, through pasture…

Line drawings and colour photos of key pasture species (grasses, herbs and forbs, and browse) of the Victoria River District. It includes species descriptions, habitats and distributions, grazing value and management, and nutritional information (e.g. digestibility, crude protein and phosphorus).

This one-page factsheet summarises how plants grow and the impact of grazing versus resting (or saving) the plant until it fully recovers on the long-term productivity of your pasture.

Not all changes in land condition occur at the same rate and some are not easily reversible. As demonstrated in the ABCD land condition rolling ball framework below,…

Land condition determines the capacity of grazing land to produce useful forage for livestock. What condition is your land in? Find out more here.

Key points wiregrass is an unpalatable and unproductive grass a high proportion of wiregrass in a pasture indicates poor land condition strategic burning of wiregrass dominated pastures over…

Annual grasses like button and flinders grass come and go. But perennials like desert bluegrass (Bothriochloa ewartiana) are there for years, producing forage in even the worst seasons.…