Forestry and Grazing –The perfect combination
Beef producers from across South East Queensland are well aware of the extra income that their timber stands can provide in tough times. Producers wanting to learn how to maximise their returns from both grass and timber can benefit from expert presenters at the Australian Forest Growers conference at Gympie including previous Tree Farmers of the Year, John and Jane McLaughlin from ‘Mountefontein’ west of Kingaroy, a 5,156ha beef cattle property held by the McLaughlin family for over 100 years.
Landholders will also hear how to operate profitably on all types of land tenure, conduct legal harvesting operations and get environmental and income diversification benefits and leave their stand in a better condition for the next generation. It’s a win-win-win.
The Conference is being organised by a committee whose members include local graziers, academics, wood processors, departmental officers and industry groups based across the Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast regions.
AFG is the peak body representing people concerned with the growing of trees for all purposes in Australia. Members include farm foresters, woodlot owners up to large commercial growers from all over Australia.
Further information about the Conference and AFG see www.afg.asn.au or for conference enquiries contact Terry Greaves on 02 6162 9000 or [email protected]. You can also download the AFG_2012_Conference_Registration_Brochure.