Adaptive grazing management
on the Walker Basin allotment was a key component in addressing use and production of forage for cattle and elk during drought in the short-term and health of rangeland in the long-term (Moir and Block, 2001).
The survey of land management practice covered crop type, yield, tillage practice, fallowing, stubble management, pasture type, stocking rate, grazing management
, fertiliser (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium), other soil amendments, and hay production (Sanderman et al.
Establishment of grazing management
in 20 Ha of various habitats (91E0, 6430, 6510).
Through CSS the estate has introduced improved grazing management
to allow rare and threatened vegetation to recover, reinstated heather and also carried out dry stone wall restoration.
Increased investment in forage research will aid in improving plant performance through the development of new varieties, increasing profitability and reducing risk for producers, and conserving the land through environmentally sustainable grazing management
Suggestions from the farmers, like increasing traditional shepherding, have helped shape a scheme that supports good grazing management
in a practical way.
Scientists at the National Centre for Dairy Research at Ellinbank DEPI are also working to enhance feed conversion efficiency and are developing new forage systems and grazing management
The Countryside Stewardship Scheme has helped introduce improved grazing management
on the estate, stone wall restoration and re-instatement of heather.
In grassland systems, grazing management
appears to have little effect on the carbon balance, whereas in forests specific activities such as fuel management can change carbon significantly.
In response to the resultant decline in pasture productivity and a greater focus on environmental effects, improvements to grazing management
strategies are under consideration in the main grazing areas of south-eastern Australia, with a view to better management of the perennial component of the pasture (Michalk et al.
Some current domestic livestock grazing management
These include the more traditional practices of liming, fertiliser application, pasture species selection and change in grazing management
, as well as emerging practices such as biochar application and pasture cropping.