Pasture Management

Pasture establishment

Pasture establishment is an important part of a sustainable, productive grazing system. We have developed a number of fact sheets to help landholders better manage their pastures. 

Fact Sheets: 

Pasture establishment for groundcover and productivity 

This case study explains why pasture should be treated like a crop. Landholders may consider pasture establishment to be a high risk operation, however, research trials and landholder experience have shown that the pasture establishment process can be made much more reliable if some basic guidelines are followed. 

The proof is in the pasture - addressing fertility rundown

This case study on a property called 'Tregona' in Meandarrra (Queensland) that demonstrates the importance of nutrients on the health, groundcover and production of rundown pastures for landholders in the Maranoa-Balonne catchment. 

Adapting to changing seasonal conditions

This is a case study on how maintaining productivity during increasingly variable climatic conditions has led to some major management changes for a mixed farming and grazing operation near Toobeah, west of Goondiwindi, Queensland. 

Upcoming Events

Livestock Nutrition and Feeding

21 December 2017

Are you getting ‘bang for your buck’ when it comes to feeding? Do you know your stock’s nutritional requirements? QMDC and Murilla Landcare invite you to a workshop to help you evaluate feed options…  + read more

QMDC offices close for Christmas and New Year

25 December 2017

Our team will take holidays for the Christmas and New Year period, returning to work on Tuesday, 2 January 2018.  Please email info@qmdc.org.au with any enquiries…  + read more

28th Vertebrate Pest Conference

26 February 2018

Registration is open for the 28th Vertebrate Pest Conference in Rohnert Park, California.  Visit the website here + read more