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Erosion Control Workshops


CONFIRMED FOR EARLY SEPTEMBER!

We’d love to see you, but please stay at home if you are unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath.

While at the field day, it is your responsibility to maintain physical distancing requirements.

If you become unwell during the field day, please advise one of our staff.

Out of consideration for others, please be COVID safe.

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 one (or all three) of the 10th, 11th and 13th September in your calendar.

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Supercharging Recovery Field Day


Supercharge recovery!  Register here!

We’d love to see you, but please stay at home if you are unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath.

While at the field day, it is your responsibility to maintain physical distancing requirements.

If you become unwell during the field day, please advise one of our staff.

Out of consideration for others, please be COVID safe.

Making the most of everything from pasture growth to funding assistance is the theme of our flagship field day of 2020, at Hexham Station, Winton. Register here.

You won’t want to miss the keynote speakers, Terry McCosker and Darryl Hill, both highly sought after for their knowledge, expertise, and ability to impart it to others.

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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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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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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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AUDREYSTONE FIELD DAY


Feed your mind: feed your body… be inspired and informed – and get a free feed – at DCQ’s Audreystone Field Day, Barcaldine, on Wednesday, 21st March from 8 to 5 (follow the signs on the Saltern Creek road). And BYO chair. REGISTER HERE!  

Like all our field days, there is no associated charge… this one is funded by the National Landcare Program and Queensland Regional NRM Investment Program.

Find out about: 

  • gidyea encroachment control
  • total grazing management – impact of stock and kangaroos
  • feed budgeting – maximising returns while managing grass
  • land condition assessment – measuring the impacts of your decisions

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Soil Carbon and Gidyea Management


Practical information for western Queensland on managing gidyea for pasture productivity, including fire and grazing practices; soil carbon and what it means to your enterprise; the carbon economy, the role of the Emission Reduction Fund, and insights on how to put together a project; and the virtues of the DCQ Prickly Acacia eradication program.

Barcaldine, Tuesday 30th May, Ken Wilson Pavilion at the Showgrounds – 8:30 am to 4:15 pm

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Feral Pig Control Workshops


Learn the secrets to successful feral pig control

…with feral pig authority, Dr Jim Mitchell.

  • How to site, make and bait traps
  • The keys to successful baiting campaigns
  • When to shoot and how to shoot
  • Feral pig behaviour and habits
  • Recording and using data to improve your management campaigns
  • Legislation and obligations
  • Tips and tricks to increase your likelihood of success

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GRAZING BMP (best management practice) – where does your enterprise sit?


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“I’ve had a great time and I’m going to go home and definitely look at recording more information and what happens on our property to help us”
“I’m going to make sure our bulls are vaccinated”
“I’ve enjoyed the workshop and it’s been great to be with like-minded people. We are going to implement pain relief and later weaning”
“We’ll look at the breeding program and look closer at the reproductive performance of our herd”
“I am going to digest the information and then try and implement a fair bit of it. Heifer and cow management, bull management and fertility”
“I’m going to let it all sink in and then look closer at the bull management”
“I’ve enjoyed my time here … we are going to look at our bulls and look to get them Pestivirus tested before we buy”
“My take home message will be get a handle on the cost of our production”
“We will be looking further at the whole workplace health and safety issues on our property”
“We’ll be looking at joining our heifers separately as we haven’t done too much of that in the past”
“I’m going to go home and in a few weeks’ time start looking at the action plans”
“I’ve taking lots of advice and direction from all of the modules”
“It’s a little bit daunting of all the things we have to do now”
“What we are taking away is the workplace health and safety aspect as we have probably been a bit too slack for too long”
“What I like about the BMP program is you can go back to it afterwards”
“One thing we’ll do after this workshop is document our actions more”
“The information and content has been really relevant”
“The BMP program has been really effective in focussing me on the areas of the business we need to improve on”
“We have about 4 action items for each module as a result”
“I am now thinking our staff safety and the environment they operate in being far away from town and I’m thinking about putting in some towers for remote communications”
“So we will need to bite the bullet, spend the money and make sure everyone is safe”
“How can we now follow up on our building drought resilience project in this part of the world”

Blackall, 1-2 August

Register now!

Work with experts over one and a half days, in a workshop situation, to benchmark your grazing enterprise against whole of industry.

  • Identify and explore your enterprise’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Get the latest on information and legislation to help run a successful grazing business
  • Get technical advice to help give you that extra edge
  • No cost to producers – funded by the Queensland Government’s Building Drought Resilience Project

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