Dalrymple Landcare

Grazing BMP

Grazing Best Management Practice (Grazing BMP)

Dalrymple Landcare hosted the first of the Grazing BMP workshops for the Burdekin region in Charters Towers last week. 12 participants from 7 businesses attended the 2 days.

4 modules of the 5 modules that cover land, livestock and business management were completed.  These were, Soils, Grazing Land Management, Animal Production and Animal Welfare. A People and Business module will be available later shortly.

Presented by Matt Brown and Jo Gangemi  from Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Rockhampton and Biloela) and with technical support from soils specialist, Bruce Alchin and animal welfare and production specialist Steve Banney, participants had the opportunity to self assess their current management practices against industry “best practice” benchmarks. This will enable them to identify opportunities to improve performance as well as access information and support.

The Grazing BMP has been developed through a partnership of grazing industry representatives, DAFF and Fitzroy Basin Association to enable individual producers to improve production and profitability while allowing industry to demonstrate and meet consumer and  wider community expectations of ethical, sustainable food production.

The rollout of the Grazing BMP will continue throughout the Burdekin region with facilitators from DAFF, NQ Dry Tropics and Agforce delivering  workshop mode while “at home, on line access” will be available in the future.

Further info at Agforce Grazing BMP info line: 0732386048 or look about at: www.bmpgrazing.com.au