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Cattle, grass and trees: Combinations, pitfalls and opportunities — Webinar

Monday 21 June 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Date: Monday 21 June 2021
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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost: Free
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Join us for a webinar on Jun 21, 2021 at 12:30 PM AEST.

Extensive beef production is the single largest land use in Queensland occurring on 65% of the state’s landmass. At the same time there are a lot of trees in Queensland with 50% of the state mapped as remnant vegetation where trees are the dominant plant form.

Therefore, for most beef producers in Queensland a day-to-day aspect of their enterprises involves managing the balance between cattle, grass and trees with this balance being dictated by aspects of ownership (of both the land and the trees), climate, land-type, production systems and legislation.

The native forest timber industry is a relatively minor industry in Queensland in both an economic and geographic context. None-the-less in some regions it is an important industry. Over 60% of the hardwood log supply in Queensland is sourced from private native forests (PNF) and most of that from properties where beef production is the primary enterprise and owned by landholders who see themselves as graziers and not foresters. At the same time emerging carbon markets are looking to make use of native forest regrowth on extensive beef properties, potentially competing with the beef enterprise itself or the associated hardwood industry.

Join Bill Schulke (Forestry Extension Officer – Private Forestry Service Queensland) when he discusses:

  • the combinations of cattle, grass and trees;
  • outlines both the positive and negative interactions of trees in a grazing landscape;
  • highlights some of the opportunities and pitfalls of the integrated management of a mixed beef and timber enterprise; and
  • outlines a process for assessing the economic potential for a silvo-pastoral industry.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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