Restoring productivity in the rangelands


A long-term grazing strategies trial is providing results in Central Australia.

The department is trialling six grazing strategies at Old Man Plains Research station, south-west of Alice Springs, based around long-term safe carrying capacities.

The trial is demonstrating that it is possible to improve land condition while maintaining a stable breeder herd and producing high-value steers for the premium beef market.

Read the latest about the trial in the NT Rural Review.

Mustering cattle
Caption: Getting the stocking rate right ensures cattle production remains consistent, even in the driest 3 year period on record.

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