1. General Model Information

Name: GRAZPLAN - pasture management


Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level:
Type of model: not specified
Main application:
Keywords: pasture, management, grazing, nutritional demands, lamb,grassland


Mr. Shaun Coffey
CSIRO Livestock Industries
Long Pocket Laboratories
120 Meiers Road, Indooroopilly

email: shaun.coffey@li.csiro.au



Series of management programs for grazing operations based on three decades of research on Australian grazing systems. Consistes of 4 components; Grazfeed used to check if pasture in particular field is adequate to meet current nutritional demands; LambAlive allowing grazier estimations of risks of lamb losses if lambing dates are moved; GrassGro which assesses the optimum stocking rate for any individual field and MetAccess permiting students to summarise and graphically display meteorological data relevant to farming.

Author of the abstract:

Centre for Computer-based Learning in Land Use and Environmental Sciences (CLUES)

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): IBM PC

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III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

III.2.1 Input

III.2.2 Output

IV. References

Moore, A.D., Donnelly, J.R. and Freer, M. 1991. GrazPlan: an AustralianDSS for enterprises based on grazed pastures. In: Proceedings of InternationalConference on Decision Support Systems for Resource Management (Eds. Stuth,J.W. and Lyons, B.G.), College Station Texas, USA, April 1991. pp.23-26.

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

Last review of this document by: 17. 09. 1997
Status of the document:
last modified by Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:44 CEST 2002

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