Delivering landscape and community benefits through partnerships and investment.
land and community development
Greener Pastures delivers landscape and community benefits through partnerships and investment. Our projects provide graziers resources to effectively and actively manage and regenerate soil and land health.
Regenerative grazing tools for burdekin soils & pastures
Regenerative Grazing Tools for Burdekin Soils and Pastures is a four year project which will support three cluster groups of five grazing enterprises (fifteen enterprises in total) managing 75,000 ha in the Belyando, Suttor and Cape Campaspe sub basins of the Burdekin River catchment.
The project will support these enterprises as well as additional graziers in the district to adapt to climate change and regenerate soil health and pasture condition in grazing landscapes. This will be achieved through grazing management and encompasses an integrated approach to land resource planning, forage budgeting and business system planning.
The project is delivered by CHRRUP in partnership with NQ Dry Tropics and funded through the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.
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Drought resilient soils & landscapes grants program
This project will demonstrate that relatively low-cost interventions and changes in grazing practices can rehydrate grazing landscapes, improve soil, water, and biodiversity assets, and remediate existing erosion.
Five demonstration properties will participate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of on ground works and grazing practices with recognized industry experts. These properties will be monitored, case studies developed, and field days/education events held to share the outcomes and benefits across a wider network of graziers.
This Activity is funded through the Future Drought Fund (FDF) Drought Resilient Soils and landscapes (DRSL) Grants Program.
FUTURE DROUGHT FUND research updates
Bruce Currie describes the importance of having the pasture rain ready and how it is necessary to combine rotational grazing with altering the stocking rate according to rainfall levels.
Nicole James describes the importance of grass in preparation for drought.
Pressure at Water:
Greg Spencer describes the importance of a well-designed water system in a cell grazing system and the reasons to have pressure at water points.
This video outlines the usefulness of various types of technology including: a step by step guide to planning water and fence infrastructure that saves time, money and is accurate; the use of MyGrazing software to manage stocking rates; the multiple uses of a drone.
Ongoing education with graziers to improve land management
Dedicated staff to help you implement the correct systems
Supporting agribusiness stakeholders meet labour needs and improve employment opportunities
Girl power project
The Girl Power Project is investigating and demonstrating how replacement heifers can be better managed in extensive rangeland grazing enterprises across Australia's north.
The project aims to demonstrate that interventions developed from research and experience in other regions can cost effectively improve heifer productivity, given the limited feed base and native pasture composition in the Desert Uplands bioregion.
Girl Power is delivered by the Desert Uplands Build-Up and Development Strategy Committee in partnership with CHRRUP and with funding from Meat and Livestock Australia's Producer Demonstration Site program.
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Forage Budgeting in the Fitzroy
The Forage Budgeting in the Fitzroy project delivers an innovative grazier to grazier forage budgeting service across the Fitzroy catchment and more recently the Belyando sub-catchment.
The project is delivered by graziers in the region to other graziers who are supported in learning how to manage and adjust stock numbers in paddocks to achieve a balance between maximising pasture utilisation and improving land condition.
The project is funded through the Queensland Government's Reef Water Quality Program.