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Pasture management

The production of pasture is similar to a crop. Just as a healthy vegetable crop will produce more saleable vegetables, healthy pastures will increase the productivity of livestock.

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EverGraze

The EverGraze project is developing and testing new farming systems across the high rainfall zone of southern Australia. The target is to increase profits of sheep and cattle enterprises by up to 50% and at the same time improve water management, use of perennial pastures, biodiversity and soil health.

Extension, training and tools (MLA)

Grazing and pasture management advice and tools from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

Herbage Development Program (Tasmania)

The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture’s Herbage Development Program is focused on delivering persistent, high-yielding and nutritious pasture cultivars, developed and tested in Tasmania.

Making More from Sheep

Provides information on business, pastures, resources and sheep technology to help producers increase the productivity and profitability of their enterprises.

Managing Tasmanian Native Pastures

Native pastures underpin the long-term productivity, profitability and sustainability of grazing activities on many Tasmanian properties, particularly fine wool grazing properties. They are also a significant vegetation community for conserving native plants and animals, and maintaining stable and healthy soils.

Managing Wildlife Browsing and Grazing Losses in Tasmania

Information on how to determine and implement an effective wildlife management strategy, and outlines the wildlife control methods available, including wallaby fencing.

Nitrogen fertiliser use on pastures

Providing likely responses to nitrogen in intensive pasture systems.

Pests and Diseases Image Library

PaDIL offers high-quality colour diagnostic images and information on pests and diseases.

Soil carbon storage in extensive grazing systems in Tasmania

Soil carbon storage in extensive grazing systems - six Tasmanian graziers experimenting with pasture management techniques.

Soil compaction guidelines (NSW DPI)

Guidelines for managing soil compaction, from NSW DPI.

Soil Compaction in Tasmania

Information on soil compaction in Tasmania