Pastures

Livestock is an important component of many Tasmanian farm enterprises. Traditionally, wool production from dryland pastures were the focus of many Midlands, Derwent Valley and East Coast properties.

Post-war, many lowland native pastures were fertilised sown with introduced species to increase productivity per hectare. Increasing intensification, particularly under irrigation, has seen the focus of livestock enterprises shift from wool to meat production.

TIA has a strong research focus in sown and native pastures and irrigated and dryland grazing systems.

Pasture and climate change in Tasmania