Conference 2012




Managing a Grazing Business for Profit in the Agricultural Landscape

27th Annual Conference of The Grassland Society of NSW Inc.


Click here to download  Preliminary and Table of Contents 2012






Invited Papers

Recognising and working within landscape limitations for increased productivity – B. Hackney, J. Powells and N. Ferguson

How has grazing management changed to utilise differences in the landscape?  A follow up to 2001 Gundagai Conference – RR Purcell, CA Purcell and AB Purcell

Soil carbon: variation across the landscape – SE Orgill, J Condon, M Conyers, R Greene and B Murphy

Alternative fertiliser – what do results from pasture studies tell us? – FJ Leech

Humic products – potential or presumption for agriculture? Can humic products improve my soil? – KL Billingham

Phosphorus in the landscape: a sustainable phosphorus future for Australian pastures – RJ Simpson

‘GrassGro helped me fine tune my farming system, how can it help you?’ – O Cay

Why fertilise native pastures? – DJ Alcock, L Pope, J Powells and D Garden

Long-term effects of fertiliser on the productivity and persistence of perennial native grasses – MJ Keys and BW Clements

Intensive rotational grazing can improve profitability and environmental outcomes – WB Badgery, P Cranney, GD Millar, D Mitchell, K Behrendt

Perennial pasture species for the mixed farming zone of southern NSW – We don’t have many options – RC Hayes, GD Li and BF Hackney

How a new decision support tool helps farmers in mixed farming make pasture sowing decisions about cover cropping – J McCormick, R Hayes, T Swan,G Li, J Walker, Nordblom, G Casburn, T Hutchings, AD Moore, E Zurcher, M Peoples

Increasing the proportion of female lambs by supplementary feeding oats high in omega-6 fatty acids at joining – EH Clayton, CE Gulliver, JF Wilkins, BJ King, RJ Meyer and MF Friend


Contributed papers

Pasture utilisation – a key driver for profitable grazing  –  G.M. Lodge, I.R. Johnson and L.H. McCormick

Long-term modelling of lucerne and tropical perennial grass mixtures and monocultures  – GM Lodge and LH McCormick

History of the Grassland Society of NSW – the first 25 years  – MH Campbell


Poster papers

Critical phosphorus levels for butterfly pea and buffel grass and the impact of inter-specific competition  – CD Campbell, R Haling and C Guppy

More lucerne reduces feeding in drought years and increases the weight of lamb sold in wet summers   – SM Robertson and MA Friend

Choice of sheep enterprise affects production and risk  – SM Robertson and MA Friend

Managing rangeland goats in western New South Wales  – Y Alemseged, RB Hacker, ID Toole and WJ Smith