Innovative Grazing Network – Neighbours Unite

Presentations on biosecurity, drones, soil health and strengthening the local grazing community attracted 24 farmers, community group members, and industry representatives.

31,000 fish all in a day’s work

Tens of thousands of fish have been recorded flowing through constructed fishways in Mackay.

Conservation dog sniffs out a pest!

It’s not everyday you employ an English Springer Spaniel to tackle the big jobs. But that’s just what Reef Catchments has done, in a win-win for the environment and local landholders. Rocky, a specially trained conservation detector dog, has assisted Reef Catchments, Queensland National Parks, and local property owners (Mackay region) to locate fox dens […]

Get-together for Landholders on May 8

Soil science can be fun and interesting! Come along to the Innovative Grazing Network, Neighbours Unite, on 8 May for a get-together of extension staff, community groups, and landholders from neighbouring NRM regions.
The day includes a hands-on soil assessment and drone demonstration.

Horticulture Growers Explore Niche Markets

We can grow a wide range of produce here in the sweet spot on the edge of the tropical and sub-tropical growing zones. Farmers and business owners in the Greater Whitsunday Region are taking advantage of this opportunity by sourcing seasonal produce to cater for a niche and local market.

Grazing Field Day

Grazing Field Day 45 graziers ventured to the Trimble’s cattle property on the O’Connell River for a day of hands on learning, at the 2017 Grazing Field Day in March. The 114 hectare property is a showcase for what can be achieved through effective management practices. Weed control, especially of sicklepod, itch grass and Giant Rat’s Tail grass, has been a major focus […]

Increasing community and industry awareness

The newest sustainable agriculture team member at Reef Catchments, Juliane Kasiske, has set her focus on increasing community and industry awareness, and on encouraging the adaptation of best practice in land management and natural resource management. Juliane is happy to be a point of contact for anyone with a direct interest in sustainable agriculture. She […]

Grazing forum 2016

More than 110 graziers, keen to adopt Best Management Practice (BMP), attended the Grazing Forum 2016. Industry leaders of innovation, on farm trials, market opportunities, genetics and new pasture varieties presented up-to-date information on the seasonal outlook, biosecurity, and soil erosion. Increased average sale yard prices, combined with rainfall, has forecasters expecting graziers will be […]

At one with nature’s systems

Graziers gain holistic insight in Collinsville Thirteen members of Mackay’s Innovative Grazing Network recently made the trip to Tabletop Station, Collinsville to review Holistic Management practices put in place by graziers in the Burdekin region. Attendees heard presentations by Tom and Karen Murphy (Tabletop Station), Barry and Leanne O’Sullivan, and Shane and Amanda Watts, as […]

Central Queensland graziers convene in Mackay

Graziers and industry members from across the Queensland Coast gathered in Mackay recently (June 3rd) for the annual Sustainable Grazing Forum 2015.  More than 120 attendees travelled from up to 200km to find out more about the big issues for beef production: from breeding and biosecurity, to soil health and new pasture varieties for the […]