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Bungarby

Property “Idaho”

“Idaho” is a property located in the Bungarby region of the Monaro, approximately 45km SW of Cooma. Soil is predominantly basalt with an average annual rainfall of approximately 585mm. The property is owned and managed in partnership by the McGufficke brothers, Alan and Mark and their families. The main enterprise is wool with some opportunistic cattle trading. Greendale Merino stud is a family owned and operated merino breeding business joining approximately 7000 ewes per year, with a strong focus on benchmarking genetics.

Annual rainfall: 585mm

Altitude: 990m

Soil type: Basalt

Pasture typeIntroduced

(refer to pasture section for further detail)

INTERACTIVE GRAPH

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Landscape

Very gently undulating plains and low rises, very gentle hillslopes; common surface stone, rock outcrop confined mainly to ridges. Free draining site, not prone to saturation. Altitude 990m.

Vegetation

Natural grassland.

Soil

Summary morphology

Gradational soil with a brown coloured, strongly structured clay loam grading to light clay; overlies weathered basalt at 70cm.

Aust. soil classification

Haplic, eutrophic brown Ferrosol

Factual key

Gn3.11

Soil landscape

Maneroo[1]

Profile morphology

Horizon

A1

B1

B2

C

Depth (cm)

0-4

4-30

30-70

70-90+

Texture

 Clay loam

 Clay loam

Light clay

Rock

pH (field)

5.0

5.0

5.5

6.0

Pasture

The paddock was sown in September 2013 to a mix of phalaris, lucerne and subclover. Prior to this the site was part of a NSW DPI fertiliser comparison trial in native grasslands. The paddock was fertilised at sowing (75kg/ha) and is periodically fertilised on a regular basis.

Paddock History

As above.

Livestock/grazing

The paddock is grazed as part of normal farm operations.

[1] Extrapolated from Tulau M. (1994) Soil Landscapes of the Cooma 1:100,000 Sheet. DLWC.