Northern Grazing Systems

The Northern Grazing Systems projects investigated grazing management in the presence of climate change, exploring issues like stocking rates, grazing distribution, infrastructure development, wet season spelling and the use of fire to control woody weeds.

For more information, please read the following final report summaries and download the final reports from the Meat & Livestock Australia website:

  1. Northern Grazing Systems Project Development (B.NBP.0519) (PDF, 84.7 KB) (15 September 2008 to 31 January 2009)
  2. Enhancing adoption of improved grazing and fire management practices in northern Australia: Bioeconomic analysis and regional assessment (B.NBP.0578) (PDF, 698.8 KB) (1 February 2009 to 31 July 2010)
  3. Enhancing adoption of improved grazing and fire management practices in northern Australia: Synthesis of research and identification of best bet management guidelines (B.NBP.0579) (PDF, 1.3 MB)  (1 February 2009 to 31 July 2010)
  4. Developing improved industry strategies and policies to assist beef enterprises across northern Australia adapt to a changing and more variable climate (B.NBP.0617) (PDF, 1.9 MB) (30 November 2009 to 1 May 2012).

Findings from these projects contributed to the development of the Climate Savvy Grazing project and the ongoing Climate Clever Beef project. To learn more about Climate Savvy Grazing, please read the final report summary and download the final report (B.NBP.0616) (PDF, 744.0 KB) from Meat & Livestock Australia.

When: 15 September 2008 to 1 May 2012

Contact: Joe Scanlan and David Phelps

Collaborators: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, AgForce, CSIRO, Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia and Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries and Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Useful link: Learn more about grazing land management.