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Case Studies

Managing climate variability and extremes in Queensland's Southern Gulf region

The major challenges of operating in Queensland’s Southern Gulf region are 'definitely climatic... dealing with the seasons and the variability' and seasonal climate information is critical to decision-making, especially prior to the wet season.

Sustainable livestock production & grazing land management in the East Kimberley region, WA

At Spring Creek Station, the Shaws use climate forecasts and rainfall monitoring to help determine when to wean and how many cattle to sell or to send on agistment. While currently building their herd, their aim is to retain as many cattle as possible, but to ensure that their pastures, land condition and animal welfare are not compromised.

Climate forecasts and pasture monitoring inform stocking decisions in Central Queensland

Seasonal climate forecasts in combination with monitoring of rainfall, pasture and land condition can inform decision making, especially during poor seasons. ‘If we know how much feed we’ve got, we know how much rain we’ve had and we have some idea about what the season’s likely to do, we’ve pretty much got it.’

Using climate forecast information to inform grazing land management decisions in Southern Queensland

Combining seasonal climate forecast information with an understanding of the amount of pasture available and the potential for pasture growth over the coming season provides a good indication of safe carrying capacity for grazing livestock.

Sustainable & profitable livestock production in the Katherine region, Northern Territory

Good information is essential for good planning and decision-making and climate forecasting is an important part of that.