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Laggan

Property “Carinya”

Situated 18km north of Crookwell, “Carinya” is a 606 ha property owned and operated by Shannon Arnall. The property has a strong wool focus with Merino ewes predominantly grazing native perennial pastures. Soils are acidic, quartz-based with increasing aluminium to depth.

Annual rainfall: : 860mm

Altitude: 980m

Soil type: Shale/slate

(refer to soil section for further detail)

Pasture typeNative

(refer to pasture section for further detail)

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Landscape

Gently undulating, elevated terrain with broad ridgelines and long gently to moderately graded hillslopes, draining to shallow depressions and drainage lines. Altitude 980m, slope 5-8%.

 

Vegetation

Partially cleared Peppermint (E. radiata) forest.

Soil

Summary morphology

Acidic, texture contrast soil with a mottled brown coloured, moderately structured light clay subsoil. The A horizon is a slightly bleached light grey brown, massive  silty loam.

Aust. soil classification

Mottled, mesotrophic brown Kurosol

Factual key

Db2.31

Soil landscape

Midgee[1]

 

Profile morphology

Horizon

A1

A2

B2

B/C

Depth (cm)

0-12

12-25

25-75

75-90+

Texture

Silty losm

Silty losm

Light clay

Light clay

pH (field)

4.5

4.5

5.0

5.5

Pasture

Native perennial grasses (weeping grass and wallaby grass) with annual grasses and subterranean clover.

Paddock History

Paddock received lime (2.5t/ha) and 125kg of single superphosphate at the start of 2015 (paddock had not received fertiliser for at least 13 years). Paddock is fertilised annually with single super.

 

Livestock/grazing

The paddock is continuously grazed with merino wethers as part of the Laggan Grazing Demonstration.

[1] Hird, C. (1989) Soil Landscapes of the Goulburn 1:250,000 Sheet. Soil Conservation Service of NSW