Of the agricultural businesses with pasture cover at 30 June 2014, the most common type of pasture reported was mixed annual and perennial varieties with an estimated 110.8 million hectares.
During 2013-14 there were 23,700 businesses which actively managed a total of 16.4 million hectares of perennial pasture.
In all states and territories, grazing was the most common practice undertaken to maintain, renew, renovate or re-sow perennial pasture with 12.5 million hectares (or 76.4%) of all perennial pastures being managed using this practice.
After grazing, the next most common management practices for managing perennial pastures were herbicide spraying (1 million hectares) and top sowing (548,000 hectares).
Footnote(s): (a) Includes ACT (b) Zero values may represent data that is not available for publication due to confidentiality restrictions