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Bookham

Property “Kia-Ora”

Situated 6km west of Bookham, “Kia-Ora” is a commercial farming operation run by the Hazell family. The property has a strong wool focus, running merino ewes and wethers to 4 years of age. Pastures are predominantly native perennial (microlaena and danthonia with sub-clover) with a good fertiliser history.

Annual rainfall: 670mm

Altitude: 520m

Soil typeSandy clay loam (sitting over a light/medium clay sub-soil)

(refer to Soil section for further detail)

Pasture typeNative perennials with sub clover and annual grasses
(refer to Pasture section for further detail)

(refer to Pasture section for further detail)

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Landscape

Undulating hills with slope grades typically 5-10%, areas of boulder outcrop common on upper slopes; drained by upper order drainage lines with narrow alluvial flats.

 

Vegetation

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

Soil

Summary morphology

Acidic, duplex soil with a red brown, moderately structured clay subsoil. The A horizon is a deep, bleached pale grey brown, massive sandy clay loam.

Aust. soil classification

Haplic, mesotrophic red Chromosol

Factual key

Dr2.21

Soil landscape

Garland[1]

 

 

 

Profile morphology

Horizon

A1

A2

B2

Depth (cm)

0-6

6-65

65-90+

Texture

Sandy loam

Sandy clay loam

Light-med clay

pH (field)

4.4

4.2

4.2

Pasture

Native pasture (perennial base is mainly microlaena and danthonia) with sub clover and annual grasses. Paddock is fertilised annually with single super to maintain soil phosphorus levels at around 25 – 30 Colwell.

Paddock History

This paddock has been used as part of the long-term grazing demonstration at Bookham, which commenced in 1993.

 

Livestock/grazing

Continuously grazed all year round.

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