Burdekin graziers profit from Grazing Best Management Practices programIncreasing international demand for high-quality beef means that the northern Australian beef industry can - and should have - a bright future. That’s the view of beef producer Simone Howard, of Woontonvale, near Guthalungra, awarded accredited producer status after completing … Continue Reading ››
Many of our native fish species need to migrate between freshwater and the ocean to breed.
But stocks of local favourites such as barramundi and mangrove jack plummet if juveniles fail to make it past the many barriers they face on their journey, such as dams, weirs and weed chokes.
Later this … Continue Reading ››
A visit to the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) last week gave a group of Burdekin cane farmers an opportunity to learn more about the science behind water quality research.The NQ Dry Tropics event, designed to help foster a better understanding between farmers and scientists, also involved representatives from Lower Burdekin Water, Burdekin … Continue Reading ››
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 ››