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Property “Lugano”

Lugano is located at Rugby, 32km East of Boorowa and 45km West of Crookwell. It is predominantly granite soils with some lighter shale country to the North. It has a long term average annual rainfall of approximately 620mm. The property is owned and managed by Amy and Andrew Kelly. There are two primary enterprises on Lugano; a cattle breeding and backgrounding operation and a terminal lamb operation. The moderate to steep granite slopes typical of the area are well suited to breeding enterprises and the focus with both these operations is to breed high quality and consistent livestock that meet market specifications early.

Annual rainfall: 620mm

Altitude: 610m

Soil typeGranite

(refer to soil section for further detail)

Pasture typeIntroduced

(refer to pasture section for further detail)

INTERACTIVE GRAPH

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PRINT GRAPH

55-90+

Landscape

Steeply undulating, high hills with slope grades typically 10-20%. Free draining site, not prone to saturation. Altitude 610m.

 

Vegetation

White box (E. albens) and Red Gum (E. blakeleyi) grassy woodland, largely cleared.

Soil

Summary morphology

Acidic, duplex soil with a red, moderately structured light clay subsoil, grading to highly weathered granite at 70cm+. The A horizon is a light reddish brown, massive sandy loam.

Aust. soil classification

Haplic, mesotrophic red Chromosol

Factual key

Dr2.21

Soil landscape

Garland[1]

Profile morphology

Horizon

A1

A2

B2

B/C

Depth (cm)

0-8

8-35

35-70

70-90+

Texture

Sandy loam

Coarse sandy loam

Light clay

Sandy clay loam

pH (field)

4.5

5.0

5.5

5.5

Pasture

The paddock was aerial sown in June 2012 to a mix of phalaris, ryegrass and sub clover. It is a productive and good quality pasture with some blue thistle infestation but not enough to cause concern. Renovation is not planned in the near future. This pasture is biannually top-dressed with single super, Mo used every second dressing or when required.

Paddock History

The paddock has a long fertiliser history. Single and Subs would have been applied in the 1950’s-60’s and frequent topdressing has occurred since. Paddock has only been sprayed out and renovated once in 2012. This was all done via aerial application.

 

Livestock/grazing

The paddock is strategically rotationally grazed as part of normal farm operations.

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