Level 4 Data summaries and links to related documents and reports

Key findings

O’Reagain et al (2008) found that there was no clear difference in percentage runoff, sediment loss or water quality among treatments. This is likely due to similar ground covers for each treatment. Soil and nutrient loss were relative low across all grazing treatments due to a combination of good cover, low slope and low rainfall intensities. Water quality of runoff was considered moderate across all treatments with relatively low levels of total suspended solids, total N and total P.

Stone et al (2009) utilised both field and simulation data, determining that pasture utilisation increased with higher numbers of steers and during times of drier conditions and low pasture growth. The consumption of standover feed is an issue for pasture sustainability, as it provides a protective groundcover against erosion in early summer storms.

Key tables and figures extracted from data, literature and miscellaneous publications

Various clippings

O’Reagain P, Bainbridge Z, Brodie J (2008). Wambiana Grazing Trail: Water Quality Update to Burdekin Dry Tropics NRM Region. NQ Dry Tropics.


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