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Grassroots Magazine

Grassroots Magazine

Blade by blade, the Grassroots Magazine illustrates how 13 landholders have improved land condition on their central Queensland properties. Filled with beautiful images and heartfelt stories the magazine showcases what’s achievable in the Fitzroy region through regenerative agriculture and hard work.

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Supporting landholders to save their soils and the reef

Project Snapshot - Gully Remediation in the Fitzroy

PROJECT SUMMARY • Over 190 landholders canvassed, 44 landholders engaged across five Fitzroy subcatchments • 176 property visits and 56 site assessments • 53 erosion management plans developed • 3,441 hectares of gullies and vulnerable land (i.e. scalds) fenced for stock exclusion • 140 hectares of gullies treated through erosion control structures • 652 erosion control structures constructed • Four demonstration site field days to promote gully remediation and soil saving management practices

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Creating a legacy future generations will be proud to inherit

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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Cotton best practices with the Austin Family

Cotton best practices with the Austin Family

The Austin's farm cotton and they do it sustainably. Assessing their business by completing myBMP, the cotton industry's best management practices program.

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From the paddock to the reef: tracking cattle movement

From the paddock to the reef: tracking cattle movement

An innovative research project in central Queensland is tracking cattle movement in paddocks with different layouts, to see how much cattle rely on creeks for drinking water when a trough is available. Cattle have been fitted with GPS collars that track their every move. This project has been supported by the Australian and Queensland Government's Paddock to Reef program, and involves Fitzroy Basin Association, CSIRO, and CQ University.

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Understanding the connection between land condition and cattle condition

The connection between land condition and cattle condition

Everything decision a grazier makes can affect their productivity and profitability. Understanding the connection between land condition and that of the cattle grazing on those pastures, is key to a successful and sustainable business. FBA works with graziers in the Fitzroy Basin to help improve their practices which in turn benefits local water quality and the health of the Great Barrier Reef as well as the productivity and profitability of their business. This pregnancy testing workshop was supported by FBA through funding from the Australian Government and delivered through Reef Trust in collaboration with the Queensland Government.

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Weeds of National Significance Directory

Landowners and land managers at all levels are responsible for managing Weeds of National Significance (WoNS). The WoNS were selected as they require coordination among all levels of government, organisations and individuals with weed management responsibilities.

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Changing the Flow: Water Spreading Banks

Infographic on water spreading banks

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Natural Grasslands Fact Sheet

FBA Natural grasslands fact sheet

Open fields of natural grasslands are home to special plants and secretive animals, and support productive cattle businesses by providing palatable feed. Natural grasslands are an essential part of our local landscape and they need your help to survive. This guide is full of tips to help central Queensland landholders manage their natural grasslands.

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