FBA Update – June 2019

The latest news from across the Basin

Farmers building a regenerative agriculture network in central Queensland
Reducing chemical inputs is possible in productive and profitable agriculture. Just ask the 24 landholders in CQ who are opening up considerable margins in their businesses, thanks to regenerative agriculture.

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The Fitzroy Basin has maintained a
C grade for Ecosystem Health in 2017-18!
Late last month Fitzroy Partnership for River Health released their in-depth annual Report Card. Fitzroy catchment, Upper Dawson, Comet, Lower Isaac and the Estuary were awarded B grades, with all other catchments awarded C grades. We are proud to be a Major Partner of Fitzroy Partnership for River Health and have been since its inception in 2012.

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The Environmental Cowboy celebrates QLD’s first ever Climate week with FBA.
Khory Hancock is an Australian Environmental Scientist who is better known by his media persona “The Environmental Cowboy”. Trekking across the country, Khory is currently on a mission to educate a wide audience (particularly the younger generations) on the impact of human-based climate change. To help Khory achieve this mission, and to celebrate Queensland’s first ever Climate Week FBA invited the Cowboy to CQ for four free events!

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Can better grazing practices really improve water quality on the Reef?
Graziers across the Fitzroy are working hard to better their land, but are these grazing practices improving water quality? Read our latest news story and delve into the better grazing practices currently being implemented by FBA through the Paddock to Reef program and what impact this is having on water quality.

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We have published a book ‘Pasture Budgeting in Central Queensland’ to guide CQ landholders through assessing their properties. The 82 page full colour book features pasture types, photo standards, a basic stocking rate calculator and instructions on how to pasture budget.

For a free copy, please drop into any FBA office.

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