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Project Snapshot - Establishing 'A-class' Grazing in the Burdekin and Fitzroy

PROJECT SUMMARY • Cross-regional program coordination with NQ Dry Tropics • Over 50 graziers canvassed, eight engaged in the Fitzroy Region project • The eight Fitzroy participants collectively installed 34.5km of fencing, 35.9km pipe, nine tanks and 30 troughs to facilitate offstream watering • 19 regional landholder events to support and promote improving practices • End of program celebratory Reef to Beef tour in Townsville for project participants and families


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Healing gully erosion at Waterford

Healing gully erosion at Waterford

Waterford is situated among basalt peaks characteristic of the region between Capella and Dysart and located on the watershed of the Isaac and Nogoa Rivers. It is operated by Russell and Sheryl Purvis who have owned the property for more than thirty years.


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Healing gully erosion at Mt Ball

Healing gully erosion at Mt Ball

Stuart Donaldson and his family have lived on Mt Ball since 1997, a 9,000 ha property originally part of the neighbouring property Keilambete purchased by his father in 1968. Mt Ball is situated on the Clermont-Rubyvale road (north-west of Rubyvale) and consists mostly of undulating country of very old geology scattered with numerous ‘younger’ basalt peaks.


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Healing gully erosion at Junee

Healing gully erosion at Junee

The titles for Junee have been in the Luck family (Richard, Gaye, Matt, Jo and Nerida) for almost 100 years. The 25,000 hectare property, which has considerable river frontage, extends from the Junee tableland to the Mackenzie River.


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Healing gully erosion at Hillview

Healing gully erosion at Hillview

Matt and Diana Hinz have been in the rural grazing industry all their lives. They take pride in owning land, implementing new strategies and seeing improvements being made on their property ‘Hillview’.


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Fencing land types case study

Fencing land types - If you fence it, they will eat it

Making cattle eat the right grass in the right place is a lot like forcing a child to eat their vegetables - it’s difficult. When cattle find a more desirable grass species in a level, shady spot, they stick around.


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Using cattle to regenerate land

Using cattle to regenerate land - paddocks need rest

Controlling up to 1500 head of cattle that use a short stretch of Fitzroy River frontage is no easy task, but Andrew and Meagan Lawrie have changed their property and management to use livestock to regenerate previously degraded areas.


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Long-term restoration – improving land condition

Long-term restoration - improving land condition

Ross Christiansen and his son Garth were some of the first landholders to partner with Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. to trial a new approach to restoring the condition of grazing land.


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Grazing for the future

Using new techniques and technologies in an age-old industry

Dan Burnham is a fifth generation grazier, but even with his background and grazing blood, he believes there’s always more to learn, more profitable ways to graze and more country to protect.


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