A PASTURE Management workshop, tailored to address beef production issues in coastal areas, will focus on business profitability and sustainability.
Burnett Catchment Care Association extension officer Leeanne Witcher is inviting all regional cattle producers and industry stakeholders to register for the one-day workshop planned for Saturday, October 20. The workshop will be delivered by Russ Tyler, retired officer from the QLD Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries.
Mrs Witcher said the workshop would help participants understand how animal management and selection could help achieve pasture management goals.
The workshop will also cover management techniques to improve the condition of the land, how to make the most of rainfall and ideas on how to utilise the pasture for the maximum benefits, something vital in this era where rising production costs are impacting on the viability of the family grazing enterprise.
"For cost-effective enterprise management, landholders must be able to weigh up their property development options, utilise practical guidelines to assess paddock condition and improve their carrying capacity combined with a better understanding of the grazing ecosystem," she said.
The workshop will also address important natural resource management issues, which will ultimately reduce sediment and chemical loads from impacting on the Great Barrier Reef lagoon system.
Attendees will also learn about Reef Rescue, an Australian Government initiative that provides incentives to landholders to reduce sediment loss from their property.
The workshop is funded through the Burnett Mary Reef Partnership and the Australian Government's Caring for our Country, Reef Rescue program. This funding opportunity has enabled the workshop to be delivered at no cost to the attendees.
If you are interested in attending the Miriam Vale Pasture Management workshop, please contact Melinda at Burnett Catchment Care Association on (07) 4166 3898 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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