Situated 18km north of Crookwell, “Carinya” is a 606 ha property owned and operated by Shannon Arnall. The property has a strong wool focus with Merino ewes predominantly grazing native perennial pastures. Soils are acidic, quartz-based with increasing aluminium to depth.
Annual rainfall: : 860mm
Soil type: Shale/slate
Pasture type: Native
Gently undulating, elevated terrain with broad ridgelines and long gently to moderately graded hillslopes, draining to shallow depressions and drainage lines. Altitude 980m, slope 5-8%.
Partially cleared Peppermint (E. radiata) forest.
Acidic, texture contrast soil with a mottled brown coloured, moderately structured light clay subsoil. The A horizon is a slightly bleached light grey brown, massive silty loam.
Aust. soil classification
Mottled, mesotrophic brown Kurosol
Native perennial grasses (weeping grass and wallaby grass) with annual grasses and subterranean clover.
Paddock received lime (2.5t/ha) and 125kg of single superphosphate at the start of 2015 (paddock had not received fertiliser for at least 13 years). Paddock is fertilised annually with single super.
The paddock is continuously grazed with merino wethers as part of the Laggan Grazing Demonstration.