‘Good clover, bad clover’ SDF Case Study

Fry Family Farms, Frances SA

Property owner:  Fry Family Farms – Tim and Chris Fry & families
Property name: ‘East Ridings’
Location: Frances, South East of SA
Annual rainfall: 550 mm
Property size: Total – 1,660 ha; 3 blocks
Enterprises: 1,600 Merino ewes & 2,600 crossbred ewes
Cropping (cereals, legumes, canola & small seeds crops dryland and also irrigation) and cattle (41 breeders)
Pasture type: Mix of annual (Sub Clovers, naturalised clovers, balansa and ryegrass, barley, silver, & brome grass, capeweed, geranium) and perennials (Lucerne & phalaris)
Soil type: Sandy loam over clay, deep sand (some areas clayed) and loamy soils over clay

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