Grazier Support news

Mt Wickham update

The Landholders Driving Change Landscape Remediation Activity Area is about trialling different remediation approaches to determine...

Whoa boy video

Fast flowing water caused by heavy rainfall can wreak havoc on rural roads and access tracks, and fencelines. Constructing erosion...

Gully video

When tackling soil erosion on grazing lands, it’s important to treat both the cause and symptoms. NQ Dry Tropics works closely with...

Breedcow software

Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Breedcow software package can help graziers to plan, evaluate and improve...

Weed hygiene

A huge response to LDC’s weed hygiene training workshop held earlier this year has prompted the LDC team to organise another one for...

Nutrition matters

Dry pastures can leave graziers with low protein, stubble and roughage to get stock through summer, so supplementation can play a vital...

Healthy soil

Collective action will secure the conservation and economic benefits of healthy soils in the BBB region. That’s why LDC is taking a...

Whoa boy project

MORE than 20 grazing properties are taking part in the whoa boy project that is being rolled out across the BBB catchment. LDC hosted...

Soil test

THE only way to determine the soil nutrient profile is to undertake a soil test. Soil analysis can measure the soil’s ability to supply...

NIRS Testing

THE quality of the diet consumed by cattle is one of the main determinants of productivity, including reproductive performance, growth...

Scottville Cluster

DAF principal extension officer (grazing land management) Bob Shepherd is providing expertise to help the Scottville cluster group...

Soil

THE only way to determine the soil nutrient profile is to undertake a soil test.  Soil analysis can measure the soil’s ability to supply...

NIRS Testing

THE quality of the diet consumed by cattle is one of the main determinants of productivity, including reproductive performance, growth...

Herd productivity

MEASURING and benchmarking the herd’s performance and productivity is a key step in analysing the profitability and productivity of...

Whoa

The LDC whoa boy project continues to roll out across the catchment in 2019. Whoa boys are a simple method for controlling erosion on...

Soil test

THE only way to determine the soil nutrient profile is to undertake a soil test. Soil analysis can measure the soil’s ability to supply...

Faecel testing

The quality of the diet consumed by cattle is one of the main determinants of productivity, including reproductive performance, growth...

Forage budget

ADJUSTING stocking rates to meet current feed supply, animal requirements, and ground cover targets is considered best management...

Weetalaba workshop

FIVE quality speakers from RCS, DAF and cattle producers gave informative presentations, and the common message from all speakers was...

Regulations

TO address frustration about the complexity of the regulatory system affecting agriculture - specifically grazing - the LDC project has...

Collaboration

LEVERAGING cross team collaboration is a no-brainer, it leads to deeper insights, fresher perspectives and delivers results. Staff from...

Grazing fundamentals

THE Landholders Driving Change (LDC) Grazing Support Team will this year deliver four events targeting grazing fundamentals. The first...

Demo site search

ARE you keen to integrate innovation and technology into your management system to optimise productivity and profit? Keen to access...

Works and Training

Graziers in the BBB have a suite of funded on-ground works, and training opportunities available to them as part of the LDC project to...

Farm Financials

Agriculture is a sophisticated and highly technical industry, and contributes significantly to the Australian economy and community....

Drought review

THE Queensland Government’s Drought Program is being reviewed.  An expert panel is considering what has worked well, what could be...

Washdown opening

THE Collinsville small vehicle washdown facility was officially opened last week by Cr Peter Ramage, Whitsunday Regional Council. The...

Carbon farming

CARBON farming projects generate income for landholders through changes in land management practices which reduce greenhouse gas...

Agronomy workshops

THE LDC has enlisted the expertise of agriculture consultant and qualified nutritionist Jim Wade of Wade Agriculture Consultants to...

Plan for succession

THE LDC has enlisted the expertise of Proagtive Agribusiness Solutions to deliver a Succession Planning workshop in Bowen. It’s aimed...

Washdown working

THE region’s first community washdown facility has been installed in Collinsville to prevent the spread of weeds. Designed for 4WDs,...

Whoa boy project

MORE than 20 grazing properties are taking part in the whoa boy project that is being rolled out across the BBB catchment. LDC hosted...

Riversymposium

LANDHOLDERS Driving Change is facilitating a multidisciplinary approach to designing cost-effective approaches to remediate large-scale...

Having a say

NEVER before has a project taken such a wide-ranging approach to improving land and water quality at a catchment scale. Strong and...

Feral pig control

THE LDC project will match landholders’ contributions towards the cost of the aerial control of feral pigs in the Whitsunday region. ...

Less stress

The aim of the workshop is to help graziers to handle stock in a calm and confident manner in all situations. Topics covered include:...

Whoa boy project

Never before has a whoa boy project rolled out across the BBB catchment.  Every landholder in the catchment is invited to be involved. ...

Rehydration workshop

AFTER experiencing a succession of dry winters, Mingela grazier Chris LeFeurve decided to take steps to improve the drought resilience...

Beef Up Forum

THE LDC project will cover the admission fee and overnight accommodation for BBB landholders who attend the Beef Up Forum...

BBB Training

THE LDC team has put together a suite of training opportunities that could be useful for graziers in the BBB. It is not a complete...

Landscape Rehydration

THIS workshop is a must to attend.  Learn about Natural Sequence Farming, soil rehydration and erosion control in grazing landscapes at...

Soil Health brochure

PEOPLE are the most important asset in any grazing business, but soil is a close second. Soil underpins the growth of all plants,...

Whoa boy project

NEVER before has a whoa boy project rolled out across the catchment. LDC will host highly-respected landcare specialist and plant...

RCS Grazing Clinic

This power-packed two and a half day clinic will have you walking away with the confidence and practical know-how to go home and begin...

Less stress

The aim of the workshop is to help graziers to handle stock in a calm and confident manner in all situations. Topics covered include:...

Eco-graze Workshop

Eco-graze workshop Holistic Grazing Planning - Increasing pasture and animal productivity: Day 1 - learn about how nature functions...

Washdown facility

THE region’s first community washdown facility is expected to open in Collinsville in July, 2018. LDC committed to fund the small...