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 pastures

Queensland'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.  

Species descriptions

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.

Darling Downs - horses Granite belt - high rainfall | Southern Darling Downs - traprock, sandstone and dry granite | Darling Downs - Perennial Pastures | Pasture dieback in Queensland

Last updated 19 September 2011