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Fish numbers up as weed control improves Burdekin waterway

Latest monitoring results show that ongoing work to improve the health of Sheepstation Creek, near Ayr, is improving native fish populations.

Since 2013 NQ Dry Tropics has worked with Burdekin Shire Council, Lower Burdekin Water and local landowners to remove weeds, construct fishways, replenish fish stocks, and reduce levels of excess irrigation water that … Continue Reading ››

Round three of Reef Trust Tender

Round three of Reef Trust Tender funding package to support cane farmers and the Great Barrier Reef. Burdekin and Wet Tropics sugarcane farmers can bid for funding of up to $500,000 to improve the efficiency of their nitrogen fertiliser use and reduce nitrogen runoff leaving their farms and entering the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon. The Australian Government … Continue Reading ››

Graziers use spatial data to improve production outcomes

As the beef industry comes under increased external scrutiny from customers and regulators to demonstrate environmental compliance, graziers in North Queensland are responding, using spatial information to improve on-farm production outcomes and environmental benefits.

Forty-six graziers from 39 properties across the region have taken part in “Working On The Business” workshops held in Charters … Continue Reading ››

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 ››