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DPIRD Collections

Natural resources, Animal production and livestock

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These pasture condition guides are relevant to about 192 000 square kilometres of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The rangeland of the Pilbara can be separated into 12 very broad pasture types. The ‘pasture type’ is not strictly a botanical classification because, in determining such a class of pastoral lands, the perennial plant species that contribute to stock production have an over-riding importance. Even so, each pasture type represents a broad group of similar vegetation associations or ‘site types’ which will have similar management requirements for pastoralism. The aim of this publication is to provide pastoralists with descriptions and condition statements for individual pasture types as a guide, based on land capability assessment, for management and sustainable use.

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vegetation, Pilbara region, perennial pastures, pasture types, pasture condition, pastoral rangelands, vegetation associations, land capability, Western Australia