Graziers invited to free workshops to improve pastures, soils and waterways

BENEFICIAL: Learn how to improve productivity, profitability and sustainability at free workshops to be held at The Outlook Centre in Boonah.
BENEFICIAL: Learn how to improve productivity, profitability and sustainability at free workshops to be held at The Outlook Centre in Boonah.

Local graziers are invited to take part in free workshops in Boonah that will help them improve their productivity, profitability and sustainability. 

Known as Grazing BMP (Best Management Practice), the program is entirely voluntary and offers landholders information, advice and support to manage their land resources – soils, pastures, waterways as well as livestock and business management.

The initial Grazing Land Management and Soil Health workshop is scheduled for Boonah from 9am to 4pm on February 21 at The Outlook Centre. 

Spaces are limited to 15 businesses.

Healthy Land and Water Senior Scientist Bruce Lord, who will be hosting the workshops, said the program offered great holistic advice for graziers.

“The program provides graziers specialist advice on managing soil and land resources, animal production and welfare as well as an opportunity to look at the business side of their operations to improve the condition of their land and the profitability of their enterprise,” he said.

“Through these workshops, landholders can benchmark their practices against industry standards and identify opportunities for continued improvement.”

Follow-up sessions covering Animal Production, Animal Health and Welfare and People and Business are scheduled for March, with presentations from agribusiness specialists and grazing extension experts including representatives from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Healthy Land and Water.

To register for the workshops or learn how you can be involved please contact Bruce Lord on 0427 013284 or email bruce.l@hlw.org.au