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

Grazing BMP Accelerated Program - Roma

21 June 2018

First day runs from 8am to 5pm Second day from 8am to 12:30pm Places limited and will fill fast Free event! Lunch and smokos provided. What is it?Grazing Best Management Practice is a voluntary online self-assessment tool…  + read more

Maximising your Herd

25 June 2018

Join the discussion with Tim Emery (Tropical Beef Technology Services) and Roger Sneath (Senior Extension Officer, FutureBeef, DAF) on how to maximise your herd with genetics, available pasture and some simple records. TIME:…  + read more

QMDC Members Meeting

06 July 2018

We invite members of the community to join our Member organisations to get an update on our activities and project highlights in the region. Your opportunity to meet our team, our Executive Committee and to give feedback…  + read more