RCS GRAZING CLINIC: Landowners across the Burnett received practical hands-on workshop at Biggenden .
RCS GRAZING CLINIC: Landowners across the Burnett received practical hands-on workshop at Biggenden . Contributed

Tools to improve grazing enterprises for future generations

THIRTY landholders gathered in Biggenden last week to experience an information packed three days of the Resource Consulting Services (RCS) Grazing Clinic.

The clinic is a practical hands-on workshop that develops a person's skill as a grass manager.

The power-packed workshop focussed on RSC's regenerative grazing principals of to plan, monitor and manage grazing, time controlled grazing to suit growth rates, matching stocking rate to match carrying capacity, managing livestock effectively, maximising stock density for minimum time and to use diversity of plants and animals to improve ecosystem services.

Producers were challenged to understand ways to improve their grazing enterprises to become more productive and sustainable for the future generations.

Graziers gained knowledge on how to develop individual grazing charts through to ways to develop their valuable soils through good plant root systems.

On the last day, thanks to the Murdoch's at Holroyd, producers were able to see first hand how introducing the grazing principals can be implemented in the paddock.

Producers went away feeling like they can move forward, walking away with a number of tools to increase production, become better grass farmers and beef producers.

This workshop was supported by the Burnett Mary Regional Group and Burnett Catchment Care Association through funding from the Australian Government Reef Trust Program with the common goal of securing the future health of the Great Barrier Reef. The workshop is also jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments through the 2017-18 Natural Disaster Resilience Program.


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