The Research to Reality book is for graziers who want to improve their bottom line.
It gives results from work with three groups of beef producers encompassing 19 enterprises, 680,000 hectares of land and the management of 162,000 cattle. The properties were located near Greenvale, Collinsville and west of Clermont.
The work included ways to increase profits in the areas of cattle and land management.
Research to Reality details stories of how individual grazing enterprises implemented systems to undertake regular wet season spelling regimes, manage parthenium, recover from major flooding events, and manage breeder nutrition.
The book was part of a project to develop practical responses to a range of production and grazing land management challenges in our region. An important outcome of the work is that the producers involved reported a clear link between increased profitability and improved land management.
This work was important because of the number of graziers in our region. Approximately 90 per cent of our region is used for cattle grazing. There are about 500 commercial grazing enterprises that range in size between 10,000 and 50,000 hectares and run 2,000 to 5,000 head of cattle.
Support for the project was provided by Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries, and the Beef Cooperative Research Centre’s Beef Profit Partnerships Project.