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Community groups share $70,000

Community groups share $70,000 funding for environmental projects Community groups in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region will share almost $70,000 to deliver a range of local on-ground environmental projects under the 2017-2018 NQ Dry Tropics Community Landcare Grants Program. Nine community groups successfully applied for funding of up to $10,000 to deliver 11 projects across the … Continue Reading ››

Low Stress Stockhandling course

Low stress stockhandling holds key to northern beef profitability Sustainability is not a destination - it’s a continuous journey being carried out by each generation of graziers responsible for raising and supplying beef across the world. That’s why Australia’s sustainable beef industry needs to balance efficient production with environmental, social and economic impacts. … Continue Reading ››

Soil health key to improving grazing productivity

Landholders will have the chance to learn how improving soil health can benefit their bottom line at  NQ Dry Tropics’ upcoming Healthy Soils Healthy Profits field day near Bowen on Wednesday 11 October.

NQ Dry Tropics project officer Sharon Cunial said the event, at Salisbury Plains 30km north of Bowen, aims to get landholders thinking … Continue Reading ››

Regeneration of the Rainforest

The NQ Dry Tropics Protecting Biodiversity Program is working with landholders to deliver a project to improve the condition and extent of dry rainforest in the Upper Burdekin Rangelands. Funding from the National Landcare Program has enabled four landholders over 10 sites to help protect dry rainforest communities present on their properties. More than 6000 hectares … Continue Reading ››

Cane farmers needed to help control pest fish in the Lower Burdekin

Burdekin cane farmers are being urged to take part in a trial that will use Barramundi as a weapon in the fight against invasive Tilapia. Tilapia have colonised farm recycling pits across the Lower Burdekin causing erosion, however, recent evidence from the Mackay area indicates that Barramundi can keep populations in check by feeding on juveniles. [caption … Continue Reading ››

Green light for Burdekin project to keep soil on land

Work has started on a project to tackle erosion, boost grazing productivity and improve Reef water quality in the Burdekin. The groundbreaking Landholders Driving Change project is combining graziers’ knowledge with the latest scientific research to achieve more sustainable long-term land management in the Bowen and Collinsville area. For the next … Continue Reading ››