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LAND MANAGEMENT: Madeline Chery pictured with Heidi is forming a new Equine Landcare Association in the area.
LAND MANAGEMENT: Madeline Chery pictured with Heidi is forming a new Equine Landcare Association in the area.

HORSE and property owners are invited to join a new group to share ideas and learn from each other about land management.

The Capricornia Equine Landcare Association are having their first AGM tomorrow followed by an afternoon field day.

Treasurer Madeline Chery said the group came about after Stuart and Jane Myers talked earlier this year by about land management.

"The idea (was) to have a Landcare group with property management with horses as the main focus," she said.

"The small landholders around Rockhampton and Yeppoon are your primary land managers... small property owners don't get as much information or people don't look for it.

"We want it just to be a the forefront of people's mind that good management grows better grass."

Ms Chery said the aim of the group was to have smaller feed bills by looking after your land.

She employed some of the techniques learned from the earlier talk with great results.

"I'm having better grass coverage," she said.

The field day will involve a walk around Ms Chery's property near Mt Wheeler, information on how to care for your property, weeds, road placement and fire breaks.

There will be a talk on the importance of dung beetles, and a vet will talk about Hendra virus.

The free event includes a free sausage sizzle.

Ms Chery said the group is eager to gain new members and anyone is welcome to come along.

The AGM begins at 2.30pm tomorrow at 291 Mount Wheeler Rd, off Mackays Rd. RSVP to Ms Chery on 0413 483 850 or treasurer@capequine.landcare.org.au.

Topics:  horses landcare


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