GRAZIERS, you are invited to join us at the Mackay Sustainable Grazing Forum 2019.
THURSDAY 28TH MARCH at the MECC
This annual full-day event is open to graziers and landholders from mixed enterprises in the Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac areas, including producers from neighbouring NRM regions. It is also open to industry representatives.
Our exciting line-up for 2019 includes:
Grazier & author DR CHARLES MASSY – Charles will set the scene of the day with his personal and inspirational story about how he learned to re-connect and better understand his country while embracing practice change.
DAVID MCLEAN from RCS – will highlight regenerative agriculture principles for real-life scenarios.
FELICITY HAMLYN-HILL from Beef Enterprise Advisory Services – will focus on cattle nutrition and performance.
REBECCA CLAPPERTON, together with landholders DAVID & LYNETTE KEENE – will share the achievements of the Fitzroy and Mackay-Whitsunday Grassroots project that aims to reduce sediment runoff into the Great Barrier Reef.
WEED Q&A PANEL – the management of Giants Rats Tail grass and other weed issues will be openly discussed in this session.
NETWORKING – Attendees are invited to explore a number of displays during the lunch & networking breaks.
Can’t make it? We will also be live streaming on Youtube.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
GRAZING FIELD DAY – FRIDAY 29TH MARCH
As usual, the forum will be followed by a practical field day on Friday 29th March, providing to opportunity to put theories into practice.
This year the field day will be held near Proserpine – at a grazing property 13.5 kms from the Bruce Highway down Gunyarra Road.
The local Grassroots grazier will share the challenges he has faced and the practices he has implemented to improve his land condition. Attendees will undertake a site assessment and soil monitoring exercises before being guided through the paddock, identifying 3P pasture grasses to learn about their benefit to soil and livestock.When you RSVP for the grazing forum, please nominate whether you will also be attending the follow-up field day. An access / mud map will be provided.
BYO – chair and water bottle, sturdy shoes and sun protective clothing.
We look forward to seeing you there.
The Sustainable Grazing Forum and Field Day are proudly run by Reef Catchments, thanks to co-funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and the Queensland Government Reef Water Quality program.
Questions? Contact Reef Catchments on 07 4968 4200.