AIMS Pasture checklist
This 12-step checklist details the approach to complete a rapid
assessment of pasture performance and health. A complete guide
to field assessment and calculation of key performance indicators.
There are three versions of the Checklist specifically tailored
to pasture types within each region:
Checklist for the Northern Tablelands of NSW [691kb
Checklist for the North Coast [585kb PDF]
Checklist for South East Queensland [1,107kb PDF]
Right Click - Save As... [57kb
This EXCEL© spreadsheet calculates pasture growth rate,
water use efficiency, pasture utilisation, stocking rate and
feed budgets. Tables of dry sheep equivalent (DSE) values are
provided for sheep and cattle. This tool is a companion to the
plan calculator Right Click
- Save As... [7.7MB excel] (1.2x-beta)
This EXCEL© spreadsheet calculates
a grazing plan to guide how long and often paddocks are grazed.(Companion
to using the Grazing plan calculator
Provides step by step instructions through the process of using
the Grazing plan calculator.
Record of grazing events
This booklet allows you to keep a record
of grazing events and easily update your grazing plan on the
graze plan calculator. Instruction is provided for estimation
of herbage mass and calculation of a feed budget. Tables of
DSE values are also provided.
plan companion recorder - Northern Tablelands [539kb]
plan companion recorder - North Coast [547kb]
of pasture performance data (under development)
This database allows users to enter pasture
checklist data and interrogate the database to determine pasture
performance on other farms within the region.
AIMS has produced four fact sheets designed to assist you to
understand the concepts and develop your grazing plan.
1 - Getting Started - develop a grazing plan
2 - Managing plants to increase pasture growth rates
Sheet 3 - Managing pastures increases soil health
4 - Stocking rate, stock density & using DSE
values to estimate pasture intake [2.76 MB]