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Bannister

Property “Bannister Lodge”

“Bannister Lodge” is a 240ha grazing property in Bannister, 45km north-west of Goulburn run by Hugh Klem and Dimity Taylor.  The property consists of basalt soils with predominantly eastern facing slopes. Hugh and Dimity run a sheep grazing enterprise producing 1st cross (Merino/Border Leicester) lambs born in September with ewes shorn every 6 months.

Annual rainfall: 706mm

Altitude: 890m

Soil type: Basalt

(refer to soil section for further detail)

Pasture type: Introduced

(refer to pasture section for further detail)

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Landscape

Gently undulating hills with sharp low ridges and long, very gentle hillslopes; rock outcrop confined
mainly to ridges. Soils are tertiary basalt. Altitude 850 – 870m; slope 2-3% (east facing). The
landscape is largely cleared for grazing.

 

Vegetation

Peppermint (E. radiata), Red Gum (E. blakeleyi) and Yellow Box (E. melliodora) woodland, largely
cleared.

Soil

Summary morphology

Acidic, gradational soil with a strong red coloured, strongly structured clay loam grading to light clay.

Aust. soil classification

Haplic, mesotrophic brown Ferrosol

Factual key

Gn3.11

Soil landscape

Taralga[1]

 

Profile morphology

Horizon

A1

B1

B21

B22

Depth (cm)

0-12

12-25

25-55

55-90+

Texture

Clay loam

Clay loam

Light clay

Medium clay

pH (field)

4.5

4.5

4.5

5.5

Pasture

Natives are encouraged on top of an improved pasture predominantly consisting of phalaris, cocksfoot and clover (both subterranean and white clover).

Paddock History

Paddock has had a strong fertilizer history receiving annual applications of single superphosphate. Molybdenum was last applied in 2012. Superphosphate last applied in 2016.

 

Livestock/grazing

Stock are run in 1 mob on a planned rotational grazing basis, except at lambing.

1 DLWC (2002) Soil Landscapes of the SCA Hydrological Catchments. SCA.