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E-Beef Technology Trial


Interested in trialling new technology for cattle grazing?

E-Beef Project is looking for landholders or commercial operators who want a helping hand to get the next great tool for beef production systems off the ground.

We are looking for landholders or commercial suppliers who want to trial new technology to support cattle grazing enterprises.

This may include anything from implementing new methods to track stock such as GPS monitoring devices, to finding new ways to connect to the network.

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Rod Williams


Rod grew up on sheep properties in the Longreach district before commencing a career as a land valuer with the (then) Department of Lands.  During this time he developed expertise in land valuation, Crown land management, rural and regional recovery programs and natural resource management initiatives.

Rod moved on to managerial positions with the Pastoral Lands Board of Western Australia and Natural Resource Committees in New South Wales and, during the height of the Coal Seam Gas expansion in the Surat Basin, he was Land Access Manager for one of the leading resource companies.

He has always maintained aspirations to develop policy and programs to assist rural and regional communities, and has been involved with natural resource management initiatives for the majority of his career, with a focus on assisting land managers and users in Western Queensland.

Rod brings to Desert Channels Queensland the knowledge of the social, economic and natural resource management challenges facing the region, and a strategic understanding of the dynamics and requirements of natural resource management organisations at the local, State and Commonwealth government levels.

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Gydia Park ‘Brunners’ Field Day


See the future of grazing at the Gydia Park ‘Brunners’ field day on Friday, 4th October at Brunners outstation dam, Isisford (register here, or further details below).

It’s all about the future of the grazing industry – how we use technology and best practice to get the best from our land, while looking after it and ourselves.

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Dalmore Field Day


See the future of grazing at the rescheduled Dalmore field day on Friday, 21st June at Dalmore, Longreach (register here, or further details below).

It’s all about the future of the grazing industry – how we use technology and best practice to get the best from our land, while looking after it and ourselves.

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E-Beef Smart Farm


If you’re a progressive cattle producer, this might interest you…

Are you keen to:

  • utilise walk-over weighing technology to record weekly cattle performance?
  • access regular remote sensed modelled pasture data to assist in making critical grazing management decisions?
  • undertake a confidential business analysis to assess the impact of those decisions on your profitability?

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Seeking Board Members


Desert Channels Queensland is seeking two knowledgeable, connected, motivated and passionate directors to guide the organisation for the next three years.  If you think you’re the person for the job, click here for more information.

If you’re passionately committed to sustainable natural resource management and capacity building in the region, and can work collaboratively to ensure that the strategic NRM interests of the region are delivered, then you might be the person for us.  Sound like you?  Click here.

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2018 Annual General Meeting


Members and friends, don’t forget our AGM in the DCQ conference room, 92 Galah Street, Longreach, at 1:00 pm on Friday, 16th November, 2018.  Pop in out of the heat and cast your vote (if you’re a member) or just say g’day to our board and tell they what you think are the priorities for natural resource management action in your part of the region – they value input from all parts of the community.

 

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Drought Assistance


If you’re doing it tough in the current drought, the CWA, in partnership with Australian Red Cross, can provide assistance for:

  • groceries
  • vehicle maintenance
  • school expenses
  • utility bills
  • dental expenses
  • medical expenses

You’re not alone. Download an application from here, or call QCWA on (07) 3026 1220.  And check out the Queensland Country Women’s Association and the Australian Red Cross.

A helping hand is waiting.

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Stamford Field Day


Break out of your Prickly Acacia problem at our ‘shed the shackles’ field day at the old school in Stamford, Wednesday, 31st October from 9:30 to 3:00. REGISTER HERE

It’s about:

  • understanding the opportunities to control Prickly Acacia using the new regulatory tools
  • unlocking dramatic savings and efficiencies in Prickly Acacia control

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Erosion Control Workshops


Got an erosion issue?  Along tracks, fence lines or in the paddock?

REGISTER HERE to be at one of our free, Soil Saver workshops with erosion control specialist, Darryl Hill.

If you’re a producer who wants to get the most from your land, a station employee, contractor or council plant operator, block out at least one of the 1st, 4th or 5th of June in your calendar.

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