Graziers and industry service providers from across the Burnett Mary region now have a better understanding of grazing and herd management strategies to reduce ‘emissions intensity’ from a cattle herd while enhancing on-farm productivity and land condition.

Presentations by guest speakers, Roger Sneath, Stuart Buck and Damien O’Sullivan, from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries at forums at both Booubyjan and Monto in March were well attended and focussed on improving pasture and cattle nutrition for better productivity and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Tips included understanding the nutritional needs of different classes of stock at different times throughout the year, using pasture (including legumes) to help meet these requirements and grazing practices to ensure healthy pasture and sufficient feed for stock on hand.

Veronica Chapman, Carbon Farming Project Extension Officer with BCCA, worked through two scenarios to help participants better understand the link between the management strategies outlined by the guest speakers and greenhouse gas emissions.

A big thank-you to the presenters, Beth Shanks and her team from SEBL and Hayley Webster from FARMstuff Monto for their contribution to the events.

If you would like more information on herd management for reduced greenhouse gas emissions in your grazing system please contact Veronica on 0448 114 502 or email [email protected]

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