Extensive livestock industries rely on productive pastures. Understanding the management of native pasture communities and sown pastures suited to your region will underpin a productive and profitable enterprise. Selecting the best mix of grasses and legumes for each land type will ensure the best financial return on investment from improved pastures.
Enhancing native pasturesQueensland's extensive grazing industries rely on vast areas of productive native pastures.
Establishing sown pastures
Sown pastures depend on good establishment and maintenance techniques.
Sown pasture rundown
Sown pasture rundown is the decline in pasture production over time. Read more about the symptoms, effects and causes of sown pasture rundown, and what options are available.
Grazing land management
Pasture management is central to a successful and profitable grazing business.
Annual medics | Bambatsi | Buffel grass in south Queensland | Creeping bluegrass | Desmanthus | Digit grass | Floren bluegrass (Angleton bluegrass) | Green panic | Indian bluegrass | Leucaena | Lucerne (for dairy cattle) | Mitchell grass (enhancing post-drought recovery) | Purple pigeon grass | Rhodes grass | Saltbush | Serradella | Subterranean clover for granite and traprock soils | Vetches in southern Queensland
Pastures for some Queensland land types
Some land type descriptions and pasture recommendations for your location.