Grazier workshops to improve pastures, soils and waterways

South East Queensland graziers are invited to participate in a series of best practice workshops to help improve their productivity, profitability and sustainability.

Known as Grazing Best Management Practice or Grazing BMP, it is entirely voluntary and offers graziers training in managing their soils, pastures, waterways and business.

Bruce Lord, Area Manager at Healthy Waterways and Catchments who are hosting the workshops says that the program offers great holistic advice for graziers.

Grazing BMP offers graziers specialist advice on managing soil and land resources, animal production and welfare as well as training in people and business to improve the condition of their land and profitability of their enterprises.

The program has been delivered to over 1000 graziers across Queensland and we are excited to offer it in South East Queensland.

Through the Grazing BMP workshops, land managers can benchmark their practices against industry standards and identify opportunities for improvement.

The sessions cover five modules and include expert advice from agribusiness specialists, grazing extension professionals including representatives from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Healthy Waterways & Catchments and AgForce.

The initial Grazing Land Management and Soil Health modules will kick off at five different locations in South East Queensland this month. Places are limited to 15 participants for each workshop.

  • Gatton – Tuesday 6 September
  • Crows Nest – Wednesday 7 September
  • Upper Yarraman – Thursday 8 September
  • Aratula – Tuesday 13 September
  • Rathdowney – Wednesday 14 September

Grazing BMP was developed in a partnership between Fitzroy Basin Association, AgForce and the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Through funding from the Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, it is being delivered in South East Queensland by Healthy Waterways and Catchments and Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries staff.

For more information and to RSVP please visit http://www.seqcatchments.com.au/case-studies/grazing-best-management-practice.

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