Wet season spelling

Wet season spelling is when grazing pressure is removed from a pasture during the growing period. Ben Bennetto, north Queensland grazier, shares the benefits he has seen to his property, pastures, cattle and business since doing so.

“The way in which we got to this point using wet season spelling, I guess it would have come from our own experience here with seeing degradation in the landscape from continually grazing. The local department of agriculture also played a fair role, in that some trials near Charters Towers showed results that can be achieved and we looked at that and thought, ‘you know, that makes’, sense so from that point, on I guess we’ve continued to do it, and we’ve continued to
see good results by doing it.”

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