Plant species sampling information sheet

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Below is an example form to record plants present on your property and how they are being grazed.

Property and owner name: Samples collected by:

Paddock and land type:

Date:
Species name (scientific and common):



GPS coordinates:
Stage of growth:
  • seedling
  • early growing
  • flowering
  • seed set
  • dying off
  • dormant
Proportion of feed on offer:
  • <5% - minimal volume
  • 5-10% - some volume
  • 10-20% - common
  • 20-30% - very common
  • >30% - dominant
Part of plant grazed:
  • new growth eaten
  • all leaf eaten
  • leaf and stalk
  • leaf and branch
Grazed by:
  • cattle
  • sheep
  • other – rabbits, kangaroos etc


Grazing preference:
  • sought out
  • readily eaten
  • not preferred
  • last resort
  • paddock/area destocked
Photo taken: yes/no

Comments/other information (eg seasonal conditions, how green plant is at time of sampling)