Breeder herd management property tours on offer to central Qld producers

Beef Central, 21/04/2017

Two innovative cattle breeding producers in north Queensland are opening their doors to producers in central Queensland to showcase their management strategies and success stories.

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) has teamed up with Robert and Donna Rea who run the ‘Lisgar’ droughtmaster stud in Gumlu, and Steve and Dell Norman from ‘Mt Aberdeen’ in Bowen, to offer tours to these properties on 9 and 10 May.

During the property tours, producers will have the opportunity to participate in discussions on improving productivity, profitability and sustainability in breeder herds, land management, supplementation and genetic selection.

Retiring DAF Beef Extension Officer Alan Laing has worked with the Reas and the Normans for many years and will be facilitating the discussions, with input from the property owners.

The tours are being organised as part of the Grazing Best Management Practice (BMP) program which encourages producers to improve their business performance and demonstrate good environmental stewardship.

Source: Qld Govt. Graziers from central Queensland are invited to express their interest by contacting DAF Beef Extension Officer on (07) 4983 7495 by Monday 1 May 2017.

The tour will be leaving Emerald, Rockhampton and Biloela on 8 May. Travel can be arranged with DAF, or in your own vehicle.  More details are available at Grazing BMP.


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