Managing pastoral land

The guides and technical documents listed below provide advice and information relevant to pastoral production in the Northern Territory (NT).

For more information on this and other topics, search the online publications library.

For best practice manuals on cattle, land and general property management for the Top End and Katherine regions, read cattle and land management practices.

Land management

Land development

Pastoral purposes guide PDF (1.3 MB)

Grazing

Best-bet practices for managing grazing land in the Victoria River district of the NT PDF (1.5 MB)

Best-bet practices for managing grazing land in the Alice Springs region of the NT PDF (5.5 MB)

Best-bet practices for managing grazing land in the Barkly Tableland region of the NT PDF (1.7 MB)

Grazing - the impact of grazing on pasture composition in a sandy open woodland in Central Australia PDF (770.4 KB)

Land conditions and systems

Land condition guide - Barkly district PDF (895.3 KB)

Land condition guide - Sturt Plateau district PDF (1.3 MB)

Land condition guide - Victoria River district PDF (1.3 MB)

Land systems and pasture types of the southern Alice Springs district PDF (2.1 MB)

Other

Fire - a review of fire as a pastoral management tool in Central Australia PDF (128.2 KB)

Herbage yield - a manual for the production of photographic standards for the use in herbage and cover estimates PDF (528.5 KB)

Pastoral rangelands research

Centralian range assessment programme PDF (2.7 MB)

Land reclamation in Central Australia - the economic aspects PDF (1.2 MB)

Research conducted in the Barkly region 1947-2010 PDF (381.1 KB)

Ageing of trees and shrubs in Central Australia PDF (169.8 KB)

Forage plants - palatability scoring of forage plants in Central Australia PDF (105.8 KB)

Mitchell grass (Astrebla spp) pasture dynamics on the Barkly Tableland, NT: comparison of a long-term study with research in Queensland PDF (176.6 KB)

Soils - water infiltration rates into unponded and ponded soils in Central Australia PDF (277.5 KB)

Pastoral land rehabilitation in the semi-arid tropics of the NT 1946-1996 PDF (15.4 MB)

Old Man Plains Research Station, benefiting pastoralists in Australia's arid zone PDF (1.0 MB)


Last updated: 12 January 2022

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