Grazing land management workshop: strategies to increase profit and sustainability
These practical and regionally customised EDGEnetwork® workshops help grazing land managers improve their profits in a sustainable way. By understanding the relationships between pasture, water, soils, woodlands, biodiversity, fire and weeds, managers can assess the suitability of different pasture development options and determine the financial impact of a range of grazing management options.
The workshops can help answer the following questions:
- How can I improve the condition of my land?
- How can I improve carrying capacity?
- I am thinking about buying my neighbour’s property – what is it really worth?
- What role does fire play in the management of my property?
- What is the best balance of trees and pastures?
- Which sown pastures are suited to my property and are they worth it?
The workshops run over three or four days and include seven modules:
- Understanding the grazing ecosystem
- Managing grazing
- Managing with fire
- Managing sown pastures
- Managing tree-grass balance
- Managing weeds
- Developing a grazing management plan
A case study, customised for the local area, is used to explore management options; workshop participants help solve the property’s management issues and develop a grazing management plan. They then apply the knowledge they have gained to their own situation.
Customised workshops are available for the:
- Central Australia
- Far North Queensland
- Northern Gulf
- Southern Gulf
- Desert Uplands
- Channel Country
- Wet Tropical Coast
- Fitzroy region
- Mitchell Grass Downs
- South East Queensland
- Mulga Lands, South West Queensland
- Maranoa Balonne and Western Downs
- Border Rivers
‘one of the best developments in the beef industry of late’
‘good practical workshop with lots of data to back up recommendations’
‘a very informative and educational concept. Changes my outlook on grazing land management’
‘the course provided the knowledge to apply comparative land condition standards to ultimately improve pasture systems across a range of land types’ – Gavin Muller, Biloela
‘the GLM (Grazing Land Management) package had a clear objective to provide graziers with the information and the tools to meet target beef markets while ensuring the business remained sustainable and profitable’ – AgForce vice-chair Ron Carige
‘being new to the region, we now have a better understanding of our land and soil types and the know-how to monitor pasture yields and work out a forage budget’ – Terry and Megan Dunne, Theodore
‘extremely beneficial, we will use this extensively’
- dates and locations of upcoming workshops
- talk to your local beef extension officer
- for information about monitoring see Stocktake: balancing supply and demand
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Last modified: 2 May 2012