Grazing of Crops and Stubble

Documents relating to the grazing of crops and stubbles from the current Grain and Graze program.

 

 

Grazing of crop and stubble

Practical Tips, Tricks & Ideas

Farmer Insights

Back to the future - returning to sheep for grass control and profit

Yorke Peninsula farmers, Scott and Sue Ramsey discuss their move back into livestock after many years of continuous cropping and direct drilling to control high populations of brome and ryegrass.

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03/06/2016
Grazing crops lift whole farm performance

Case study of Mid North SA farmer Tom Hawker and his thoughts on grazing crops.

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03/06/2016
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16/03/2015

Media Releases

The Benefits of Grazing Crops with Twin Bearing Ewes

There has been a push over the last few years to get sheep farmers to adopt pregnancy scanning for multiple bearing ewes rather than just 'wet and dry'. While many farmers have adopted this practice, the full benefits only appear when twin bearing ewes are seperated from single bearing ewes and fed according to their requirements.

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Research & Discussion Papers

Impact of grazing crops on whole farm profit (executive summary of 7 sites)

This report summarises the impact of grazing crops at seven locations in Southern and Western Australia. 

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14/05/2017
Esperance Grazing crops modelling.pdf

Whole farm profit model for grazing crops at Esperance.

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13/05/2017
Katanning grazing crops modelling.pdf

Whole farm profit model for grazing crops at Katanning.

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13/05/2017
Moora grazing crops modelling.pdf

Whole farm profit model for grazing crops at Moora.

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13/05/2017
Penshurst grazing crops modelling.pdf

Whole farm profit model for grazing crops at Penshurst (Vic).

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13/05/2017
Minnipa grazing crops modelling.pdf

Whole farm profit model for grazing crops at Minnipa.

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13/05/2017
Kapunda grazing crops modelling.pdf

Whole farm profit model for grazing crops at Kapunda.

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13/05/2017
Inverleigh grazing crops modelling.pdf

Whole farm profit model for grazing crops at Inverliegh (Vic).

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13/05/2017
Grazing cropped land

This booklet captures the latest information around grazing crops from the Grain and Graze program. It explores the opportunities and potential downsides of grazing winter crops, agronomy at the paddock scale and tips and tricks to successful grazing. There is also commentary on weeds, soil structure, animal health and crop disease issues.

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01/08/2016
The impact of livestock on paddock health on Eyre Peninsula

A summary of 8 years of grazing vs no grazing +/- high inputs and the impacts on production, mineral N and soil organic carbon.

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03/06/2016
Grazing crops. Gambling with the mixed farming system

Demonstrations of grazing barley and vetch on a property at Lock, Eyre Peninsula

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03/06/2016
The mechanisms that lead to yield loss after grazing across agro-ecological zones

The practice of grazing winter crops is often used in mixed farming systems as an opportunistic feed source rather than a regular annual feed supply, thus suitable cereal varieties have habitually been referred to as dual purpose, signifying they are fit for both grazing and grain uses. 

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31/05/2016
Mechanisms that lead to yield loss after grazing (2015 results)

Summary of 2015 Southern Australian trials investigating the mechanisms that lead to grain yield loss after grazing.

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23/05/2016
Mechanisms that lead to yield loss after grazing across agro-ecological regions

Research article on grazing wheat and impact on yield conducted on Eyre Peninsula, Mid North SA, Wimmera Mallee VIC and Southern VIC.

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03/03/2016
Time of sowing and grazing potential

Results from 2014 time of sowing and grazing trials in South Australia.

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08/09/2015

Project Reports

Early Sown and Grazed Canola Trial

An overview and analysis of the Early Sown and Grazed Canola Trial run in Merredin WA in 2015 through the Grain and Graze 3 program.

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02/03/2016