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Exclusion fencing proves profitable for CQ cattle producers + VIDEO

Beef Central, October 22, 2015

OVER recent years beef producers in Central Queensland have been facing a number of challenges, with drought and grazing pressure from kangaroos driving profitability downwards.

This has prompted more and more landholders to do the numbers on both the costs, and the options available to give them greater control over their often scarce feed resource, and newborn calf survival.

For a growing number of producers, exclusion fencing is the answer.

It’s hard infrastructure that leaves a legacy for the future, adding value to the property as well as providing protection against calf loss and competitive grazing pressure from pests and feral animals.

Around Tambo in Western Queensland, the construction of a cluster fence encompassing more than a dozen grazing properties and almost 300,000 hectares of country has seen an immediate and significant reduction in kangaroo numbers, and consequent grazing pressure.

With technology increasing the quality and range of products available, it’s never been easier to create an impenetrable barrier and regain control of pastures.

Click the link below to watch the video as some of the beef producers involved in the project tell their story.

 

 

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  1. Marge Graham, October 22, 2015

    I like your stories very much and find them extremely informative and relevant

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