Cell Grazing System in Low Rainfall Areas

Neil and Antoinette Sleep and their family manage a 3,600 ha grazing property near Peterborough in the Upper North of South Australia.

Their cell grazing system is managed to achieve a strong perennial plant base. Since implementing the system, sheep carry capacity has increased 17%, stock condition is more even throughout the year and they are saving 14 days per year in stock movement activities. This project is supported by Upper North Farming Systems, through funding from the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country, Eyre Peninsula NRM Board and Rural Solutions SA.

View the following videos in this series on use of perennial plant species and cell grazing in the semi arid climate of the Upper North of South Australia:
Perennial shrubs for low rainfall farming.
Establishing perennial shrub pasture
Cell grazing explained
Biodiversity in low rainfall grazing systems of South Australia