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
Soil type: Silty loam (with a light clay subsoil)
Pasture type: Native perennials with sub clover
Gently undulating. Altitude 600m; slope 5-15%.
White box (E. albens) and Red Gum (E. blakeleyi) grassy woodland
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
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.
The paddock is set stocked or rotational grazed depending on the time of year.