Case studies



Drought Preparedness: Stories of developing Farm Business Resilience Plans The idea of taking on more paperwork can be daunting for anybody in business. However there is much to…

The following year after Kevin and Shelly Taylor purchased Ooralat, near Mt Surprise, Far North Queensland, it was drought declared and the importance of a good management strategy…

The trial conducted at Manbulloo Station, NT, revealed a significant effect of supplementation on LW change in both wet and dry cows. Wet cows in the Control (Ctr)…

A GrazingFutures case study Written by Kaitlyn Hay, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Invisible state borders often separate Australia’s agriculture practices. However Northwest Queensland and the Northern…

A GrazingFutures Case Study “On Watson River we do our P lick order for our cattle before we do our food order for the station.” — Cameron Quartermaine…

Mark and Carolyn Redgen run a 1200 ha breeding and weaner turnoff operation south of Roma. As conservative stockers, the Redgens have always focused on sustainable management practices. In this light, the Redgens decided to explore early weaning as a management tool during ongoing drought conditions. In this case study, the Redgens share what they learnt.

The Lasker’s run a self-replacing cattle breeding operation comprised of a Santa Gertrudis based herd. Ben and Bindy credit attending a Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em – Risk Based Decision Making and Resilience workshop in Surat, amongst other learning opportunities, for helping them change their management practices during tough, ongoing drought conditions. Read the Lasker’s story.

“Fencing off the river frontage and solar pumping water to tanks on our hill means our breeders no longer have to traverse the long steep bank down to…

Drew and Annie Hacon run up to 2000 head on Cubbaroo. During the 2019 flood, parts of Cubbaroo suffered severe erosion. Of particular concern was a large channel that had formed from a well‐worn cattle pad. Here is how Drew and Annie have remediated the site.

David Bone manages a 125,000-acre beef cattle property near Mungallala in western Queensland. He has used a drone to assist with stock mustering and monitoring for over four years. After attending a Drone Fundamentals workshop, David learnt his legal obligations as a drone pilot as well as the physical limitations of the unit he owned at the time. In this case study, David shares what he learnt.