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‘Strathview Station’, Stuart Stevenson

Location: Clarks Junction, Outram.

Farm size & type: 2280 ha mixed farm – sheep and cattle with 500 ha cultivated each year for crop and new grass.

Topography: 600 metres above sea level.

Rainfall: 550 mm/yr.

Climate: In the snow belt, so fairly cold.

Soil type: n/a.

Fertiliser regime: 700 tonnes of super and 1400 tonnes of lime a year.

Soil fertility
Plot pH Ca P K S(SO4) OS Mg Na
(a) 2-yr ryegrass, 600 m ASL. 5.5 6 14 7 11 9 16 5
(b) 2-yr grass. 5.4 5 23 7 8 8 17 5

Stock numbers: 18,000 sheep, 400 cattle.

Carrying capacity: n/a.

Plot descriptions: (a) 2-yr ryegrass. (b) 2-years old.

Detailed description: n/a.

Farmer's comments: "We're going into the project with an open mind. We're looking forward to what we will learn from it."

Results published: Otago Southland Farmer.

Local Meat & Wool Innovation contact: Robert Pattison, tel 03-489 9021, cell 025-323 094, robert.pattison@mwi.co.nz

 

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