Billy tea and Damper in the bush has not lost its flavour as 35 Participants will attest to after another fantastic day at Ben and Lindsey Scott’s property “Tydale” last Thursday. With pasture identification guru Col Paton, and his right-hand man Rob Young (who is originally from Eidsvold) Ecorich Grazing took the participants on a journey which included identifying key indicators of land condition, the impact of decreased land condition and discussion on how to improve the quality and quantity of our pastures and thus the productivity and profitability of our businesses. Producers were able to get out in the paddock and see first hand how to undertake pasture budgeting and identify pasture and weed species.

A huge thanks to Ben and Lindsey for hosting the day and providing an insight into your grazing management practices. This field day is part of Burnett Catchment Care Association’s – Resilient Landscapes in the Upper Burnett project which has enabled producers to receive expert advice and funding for on the ground activities such as erosion prevention, fencing and water systems to enable better utilisation and rest for paddocks, planting of multi-species pastures to improve soil health and development of Property Management Plans to help with strategic implementation of improved land management practices.

These projects are reaching completion in June this year with an aim to secure further funding to continue this project across the catchment. In the meantime, BCCA will continue to support graziers in the Burnett through ongoing support for producer groups online and on the ground. See the website for more information

This field day was funded by the Queensland Government’s Natural Resources Recovery Program.

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