Pasture grasses: Articles and factsheets



Native pastures are the primary source of feed for cattle production in the Katherine region. Introduced species have an important role as special purpose pastures. Part 1 (this Agnote) briefly describes the major pasture species and Part 2 (Agnote E69) outlines the common uses of introduced pastures.

This Agnote lists species of grasses and legumes that can be sown as improved pastures for grazing or for the production of fodder in the monsoonal rainfall zone of the Northern Territory. This zone is defined as having a distinct wet season with over 600mm annual rainfall.

Pastures are the backbone of the Australian beef industry. Forage crops also play an important role in providing additional nutrition and finishing cattle for specific markets. This section…