Improved standard to calculate grazing load

The widely used grazing load measure – Adult Equivalent or AE – has recently been redefined to improve accuracy and consistency. Pamela Lawson looks at this enhanced methodology, together with recently developed spreadsheet tools and tables aimed to increase the adoption and use of AE ratings.

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While AE is a well-known standard measure of grazing loads or carrying capacity used in northern and pastoral Australia, its inconsistent definition and application has limited its use.

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