Grazing Cropped Land

Publications, case studies and trial results relating to Grain and Graze 2's Grazing Cropped Land projects are linked below

Grazing Cropped Land

The role of Grazing Wheat in mixed farming systems: A whole farm Analysis for the Corangamite Region of Victoria

Modelling conducted by Andrew Bathgate examining the optimum mix of crop and livestock.  Valueable to find the 'tipping point' in enterprise mix.

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14/04/2018
Livestock and No-Till: Do they mix?

Investigate the effects of grazing livestock in no-till paddocks on soil structure, soil compaction and soil moisture, weed seed burial and carbon/nitrogen cycling in no-till farming systems. In two seasons, on soils in the Mallee and Wimmera, modest Autumn grazing of no-till crop stubbles had no measurable effect on crop yield , quality or weed seed burial. 

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22/02/2018
Sheep and No-Till: No Worries!

Test whether sheep grazing in no-till systems damages soil and reduces crop yields. Research conducted in Temora and Condobolin. Sheep grazing on stubbles and crops do not reduce crop yields provided summer weeds are controlled and at least 70% stubble cover (2-3 t/ha cereal stubble) is maintained. 

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22/02/2018

South

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15/04/2018
Grazing canola: pure madness ?

Evaluate a vigorous hybrid canola variety in a low rainfall Mallee environment for its grazing value at different growth stages and its ability to reciover from grazing.

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15/04/2018
Grain & Graze demonstration, Nullawil 2010

Comparison of dry matter production available for forage and plant recovery after grazing of the forage barley variety Moby with that of Hindmarsh barley and Correll wheat.

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15/04/2018
Farmer experiences with grazing cereals 2010

In the southern Victorian Mallee environment, grazing crops intended for grain production can be risky, with potential penalties to grain yield and/or quality.

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15/04/2018
Early winter grazing of crops intended for grain 2011

To evaluate the suitability of different wheat and barley varieties for both grazing and grain production, when sowm early in the cropping program in low rainfall.

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15/04/2018
Improving feed utilisation - Producer Success Stories

Huge potential to improve the profitability of livestock enterprises through improved grazing management while maintaining and enhancing the soil resource that these enterprises rely upon. Past estimates show that only 20-30% of feed grown is actually eaten by stock but 40 to 50% use of paddock feed is considered sustainable. 

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14/04/2018
Simple steps to “ewe-turn” your lamb

Increasing lamb survival rates in low rainfall environments. 

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14/04/2018
Grazing crops – gambling with the mixed farming system?

Grazing cereal and vetch crops and measuring impact on subsequent yield. 2 farmer demonstrations.

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14/04/2018
Stock nutrition on medic pastures

Grazing medics, feed value, grass free. 

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14/04/2018
Sheep Grazing on Crop residues in no-til

Describes negligible impact of crop and stubble grazing on crop yield and soil structure in no til system in both high and low rainfall mixed farming zones.

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12/04/2018

Farmer Insights

Livestock grazing behaviour in large Mallee paddocks in 2015

The integration of cropping and grazing remains a major management challenge in the Mallee.  Technology such as portable fencing systems and virtual fencing potentially offer a solution to improve grazing ...

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22/02/2018
Grazing Cropped Land: A summary of the latest information on grazing winter crops

A farmer and adviser friendly guide that updates the latest collation of grazing crop work from the Grain and Graze 2 program.

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22/02/2018
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30/04/2012

West

Mineral imbalance in sheep grazing crops

Using supplements - opportunity for improved production on grazing crops.

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14/04/2018