I had the right number of sheep, but the wrong amount of rain

Watson, I.
Australian Rangeland Society
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Pastoral managers who over-estimate the chance of good rainfall are likely to carry too many livestock and retain them too long into a dry period. By having an overly optimistic, rather than realistic, view of rainfall pastoralists lose their ability to critically judge their stocking decisions against their rainfall environment. This is particularly the case in arid environments where average rainfall is low and variability high.
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13th Biennial Conference of the Australian Rangeland Society, Alice Springs
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Monday, July 5, 2004
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Conference Paper
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Use this form to cite paper: Anderson, L., van Klinken,R.D.,and Shepherd, D. (2008). Aerially surveying Mesquite (Prosopis spp.) in the Pilbara. In: ‘A Climate of Change in the Rangelands. Proceedings of the 15thAustralian Rangeland Society Biennial Conference’. (Ed. D. Orr) 4 pages. (Australian Rangeland Society: Australia).
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