The Long Paddock website: what’s new and it’s all free!

This is the first in a series of four webinars focusing on Getting the “Inside Edge”  in grazing land management.

The Queensland Government’s Long Paddock website has been recently re-developed to provide graziers with free and easy access to seasonal climate and pasture growth information along with a suite of decision support tools. Everything has been designed for those involved in Queensland (and Australian) agriculture and rangelands to support decision making in grazing land management including graziers, extension practitioners, consultants, researchers and education providers.

In this webinar, Grant Stone (Principal Scientist with the Queensland Department of Environment and Science) discusses and provides an overview of the re-developed website including:

  • what’s changed;
  • what’s new;
  • what tools are in the toolbox and how they can be used; and
  • what’s on the way for the popular Long Paddock website.

You can watch the full recording or use the the playlist below to jump to the start of a particular section within the presentation.  38:43 published 23 October 2018 by FutureBeefAu.

Download a copy of the Long Paddock website – what’s new and it’s free presentation slides (PDF, 3.2MB)

Full recording


  1. The Long Paddock website: what’s new and it’s free!
  2. Long Paddock roadmap
  3. The ‘old’ Long Paddock website
  4. Climate risk information for rural Queensland
  5. About us…
  6. The Drought and Climate Adaptation Program (DCAP)
  7. Drought declarations, evolution and sequences
  8. Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) dashboard
  9. Seasonal Climate Outlook page
  10. SILO
  11. SILO climate database
  12. Grazing system model
  13. AussieGRASS (rainfall and pasture)
  14. FORAGE property reports
  15. Climate Adaptation
  16. Rainfall Posters (Australia’s variable rainfall)
  17. Conclusion