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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 part of NQ Dry Tropics Resilience in Grazing programme.

Brian Wehlburg, of Inside Outside Management, led participants on a tour of Tabletop Station to showcase how Holistic Management had been implemented on the property effectively.

By rotationally grazing adult females and followers in one large mob, encouraging the herding effect. This effect is stimulated by high numbers grazing for short periods, to create the ideal conditions for improved soil health and pasture production.

Reef Catchments is currently calling for Expressions of Interest for an eight day Holistic Management Training Course, consisting of four, two day modules three to four weeks apart. Learn about making every drop of water count, fast cycling minerals, maximising the photosynthetic process and understanding the links between all living things. Please contact Regional Landcare Facilitator Jacob Betros for further details.

Innovative graziers and interested parties are encouraged to join the newly created Facebook Group: Innovative Grazing Network – Central QLD Coast to share stories, ideas, methods, photos, and network.

Natalie Fiocca and Alice Bambling

Natalie Fiocco & Alice Bambling attend the Resilience in Grazing Open Day, Collinsville. Photo: North Queensland Register

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