Grazing Land Management

Unlocking the secrets to sustainable and profitable intensification in the north

A new three year project is gathering objective data and developing a calculator tool to reduce risk and increase producer confidence to invest in paddock development to lift breeder herd productivity…Read More

Beef Central, 09/10/2019

Turning 80 million tonnes of dung into paydirt

Dung beetles are the focus of a national research effort to turn 80 million tonnes of dung produced by Australian livestock each year into a multi-million dollar benefit to farmers…Read More

Beef Central, 07/09/2018

Producers urged to be on alert for Pimelea + research project update

Producers in Queensland, New South Wales and the arid zone of South Australia are being urged to keep a close eye out for the toxic native plant Pimelea…Read More

Beef Central, 03/09/2018

Cost benefit analysis of prickly acacia undertaken in NT

The first ever cost benefit analysis of prickly acacia (Acacia nilotica) eradication has emphasised the need for prompt early treatment of small infestations, and has recommened all NT land managers survey properties for prickly acacia to assess treatment options. ..Read More

Beef Central, 20/07/2018

Pay landholders for environmental stewardship, ecologist advocates

An ecologist with extensive experience in natural resource management has presented a detailed case for landholders to be reimbursed with public funding for regenerating and maintaining landscapes…Read More

James Nason, 02/07/2018

BeefConnect Webinar: forage budgeting and pasture utilisation

In the next free Beef Connect webinar to be held this Thursday, May 3, DAF Longreach extension officer Kiri Broad discusses forage budgets and adjusting paddock stocking rates and the importance of acting early, not leaving it until it is too late.

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Beef Central, 30/04/2018

Former Kidman CEO casts doubts over ‘intensive’ northern grazing strategy

Is large-scale investment in fencing and waters development designed to lift cattle production capacity in Australia’s extensive north sustainable as a model? The question came up before former S. Kidman & Co chief executive Greg Campbell yesterday, while he was speaking to an Agribusiness Australia breakfast in Brisbane…Read More

Jon Condon, 14/02/2018

Cattle producers digging deep in fight against Pimelea

Pimelea toxicity may have killed as many as 100,000 cattle in recent dry years, Roma district stock agent and cattleman Rod Turner estimates. So bad has the problem become, 40 local producers have collectively pledged $400,000 from their own pockets to fund research into a solution…Read More

James Nason, 27/06/2017

MLA receives strong producer feedback on pasture dieback

More than 50 producers across Queensland have responded to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) survey around recent pasture dieback…Read More

Beef Central, 01/06/2017

Why do some graziers want to retain, not kill, dingoes?

Many pastoral areas require land managers to take “all reasonable and practical steps” to manage the risk of dingoes, which are classed as pest animals. But a growing body of research argues that dingoes can be effective at controlling kangaroo and feral goat populations, especially on cattle stations…Read More

Euan Ritchie, Deakin University, 18/05/2017

NT cell grazing pilot project leads to study tour

A Northern Territory cattle station manager’s interest in exploring the potential to use cell grazing in Australia’s extensive northern zone has led to an opportunity to travel overseas to research the topic…Read More

Jon Condon, 28/02/2017

Pasture dieback impacting more Qld grazing country

Indian couch invasion and pasture dieback are impacting large areas of previously very productive central Queensland pastures and the State’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries says it is stepping up moves to work with graziers to address the issue…Read More

Beef Central, 16/02/2017

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