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Property: “Grogansworth”

Situated 10km north of the Hume Highway on Lachlan Valley Way, “Grogansworth” is a family owned Merino Stud run by the Henderson family. In addition to the 850 stud ewes, 3200 commercial ewes are also run across the 1200 ha property. From a pasture perspective, approximately 60% of Grogansworth has been sown down to introduced perennials (phalaris, cocksfoot and sub clover) and the balance comprising native perennials (mainly microlaena and wallaby grass) with sub clover. The property has a long fertiliser history with annual applications commencing in 1965. Single super phosphate is now applied every second year.

Annual rainfall: 750mm

Altitude: 600m

Soil typeSilty loam (with a light clay subsoil)

(refer to Soil section for further detail)

Pasture typeNative perennials with sub clover

(refer to Pasture section for further detail)

INTERACTIVE GRAPH

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Landscape

Gently undulating. Altitude 600m; slope 5-15%.

 

Vegetation

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

Soil

Summary morphology

Acidic, texture contrast soil with a red brown coloured, moderately structured light clay subsoil. The A horizon is an unbleached, light brown, massive silty loam.

Aust. soil classification

Haplic, mesotrophic red Kurosol

Factual key

Dr2.21

Soil landscape

Binalong[1]

 

 

 

Profile morphology

Horizon

A1

A2

B21

B22

Depth (cm)

0-2

2-38

38-65

65-90+

Texture

Silty loam

Silty loam

Light clay

Light-med clay

pH (field)

4.5

4.5

5.5

5.8

Pasture

Native based pasture (mainly microlaena and wallaby grass) with sub clover and annual grasses. The paddock is fertilised every 2nd year with single superphosphate at a rate of 125kg/ha.

Paddock History

As above.

 

Livestock/grazing

The paddock is set stocked or rotational grazed depending on the time of year.

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