Pastoral Feed Outlook

In a typical wet season, pasture growth in the Darwin region tends to be limited by available soil nitrogen rather than soil moisture. Therefore, a poor wet season may not generally affect the total quantity of pasture grown on upland country.

The 2018/19 pasture growth for the district as a whole is average, however the inconsistent rainfall across the district has resulted in wide variation. There are pockets of the district experiencing below-average and above-average growth. The previous two seasons (2017/18 and 2016/17) were considered average for pasture growth. 9 per cent of the district has been burnt since 1 July 2018.

For more information on the Pastoral feed outlook, view the newsletter on the department's website.

Last updated: 04 April 2019