MANY grazing properties have areas of forest country that are relatively unproductive except for an occasional harvest and for fencing material.
The progressive Gympie and District Beef Liaison Group in conjunction with Private Forest Service Queensland and under the Caring for Country banner is holding a forest management field day.
This day will demonstrate how areas of natural native hardwood forests can be a valuable income stream for the property.
Contrary to many people's long- held opinions, cattle and forestry can co-exist and result in an increased and more stable farm income base.
The field day will be held on March 19 starting at 8.30am at Banks Pocket, Gympie, and will detail cost-effective timber management methods, show how to over-sow pasture legumes after forest operations and visit an eight-year-old demonstration site where varying treatments have been used.
Presenters Bill Schulke, Graeme Elphinstone and Sean Ryan will detail the benefits of an integrated cattle/forest management program.
Details and registration on 5482 1522.
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