Articles and Publications


Scientific journal publications

Bowen MK, Chudleigh F (2021) Achieving drought resilience in the grazing lands of northern Australia:  preparing, responding and recovering.  The Rangeland Journal 43, (Just accepted, RJ20058) Available at  CSIRO PUBLISHING

Bowen MK, Chudleigh F (2021) An economic framework to evaluate alternative management strategies for beef enterprises in northern Australia.  Animal Production Science 61, 271-281.  doi:  10.1071/AN20125.  Available at

Bowen MK, Chudleigh F, Phelps D (2021) Bio-economic evaluation of grazing-management options for beef cattle enterprises during drought episodes in semiarid grasslands of northern Australia.  Animal Production Science 61, 72-83.  doi:  10.1071/AN19691.  Available at

Bowen MK, Chudleigh F, Dixon RM, Sullivan MT, Schatz T, Oxley T (2020) The economics of phosphorus supplementation of beef cattle grazing northern Australian rangelands.  Animal Production Science 60, 683-693.  doi: 10.1071/AN19088.  Available at

Bowen MK, Chudleigh F (2019) Productivity and profitability of alternative steer growth paths resulting from accessing high quality forage systems in the subtropics of northern Australia:  a modelling approach.  Animal Production Science 59, 1739-1751.  doi: 10.1071/AN18311.  Available at

Chudleigh F, Bowen M, Holmes B (2019) Farm economic thinking and the genetic improvement of fertility in northern beef herds.  In 'Proceedings of the 63rd Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Annual Conference'.  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  Available at

Cobon, D., Kouadio, L., Mushtaq, S., Jarvis, S., Carter, J., Stone, G., Davis, P. (2019). Evaluating the shifts in rainfall and pasture-growth variabilities across the pastoral zone of Australia during 1910–2010 . Crop and Pasture Science, 70(7):634-647.

Stone, G., Dalla Pozza, R., Carter J., & McKeon, G. (2019). Long Paddock: climate risk and grazing information for Australian rangelands and grazing communities . The Rangeland Journal, 41, 225–232



For a full copy of the papers, contact:

Project leader – Dr Maree Bowen, DAF Rockhampton at

Principal economist – Fred Chudleigh, DAF Toowoomba at

NACP project leader – David Coban, University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Toowoomba at

Last updated: 11 March 2021