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Innovative Agriculture Case Study

Project Snapshot - Trialing Remote Livestock Management Systems for grazing enterprises in the Fitzroy

The Fitzroy Basin contributes an estimated 1.5 million tonnes of extra sediment to the Great Barrier Reef lagoon as a result of human and industry activities. The aim of the project was to enhance productivity while reducing soil loss, sediment and particulate nutrient delivery to the Great Barrier Reef through the use of innovative technologies.

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03/08/2020

Case study – one-on-one property visit leaves a large legacy

Offmore Farm Case Study

Scotty and Josie Finlayson aren't your average central Queensland landholders, instead of cattle or crops their paddocks contain liberty trained horses ready to perform in Australia's biggest shows. Through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program, Senior FBA Land Management Officer, Ellie Carter, organised a one-on-one property visit to help the Finlayson's improve the condition of their newly acquired property.

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28/07/2020

Improving soil health with Nicole Masters

Soils for Success Workshop Summary

To help central Queensland growers and graziers improve their soil health, FBA brought the internationally acclaimed soil expert Nicole Masters to the region. Nicole Masters is an independent agroecologist, systems thinker and educator. With over 20 years’ experience, she is a knowledgeable and dynamic speaker on the topic of soil health. Watch this video to learn more about Nicole and the workshop. If you want to know more about improving soils health read our blog or get in contact with one of our Land Management Officers (07 4999 2800).

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22/04/2020

Rock chute case study

Raglan Station Gully Erosion Project

Raglan Station is a 16,919 hectare property sharing frontage onto Raglan Creek, a tributary flowing directly into the Fitzroy Delta. A highly erosive gully was present on the property, measuring depths of up to 10 metres and widths of up to 20 metres in some areas. The entire length of the gullied area spanned 241 metres. Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA), with funding through the Australian Government’s Reef Trust II Program, undertook a three-pronged approach to addressing gully erosion in the latter months of 2018.

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03/07/2019

Gully Erosion Case Study

Raglan Station - Fitzroy

Raglan Station is a 16,919 hectare property sharing frontage onto Raglan Creek, a tributary flowing directly into the Fitzroy Delta. A highly erosive gully was present on the property, measuring depths of up to 10 metres and widths of up to 20 metres in some areas. The entire length of the gullied area spanned 241 metres. Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA), with funding through the Australian Government’s Reef Trust II Program, undertook a three-pronged approach to addressing

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02/07/2019

Customised FBA support for Cardbeign

Rebuilding and re-vegetating damaged creeks in central Queensland

One site on the property was badly scoured with steep creek banks that were barren of woody vegetation that would normally assist to stabilise soil. This led to loss of diversity within the creek such as pools, rifles and steps. Additionally, cracking clay on the creek flats were in poor condition, indicated by the prevalence of weeds and wiregrasses. Due to lack of equity and a minimal budget, Cardbeign’s development has had to be carefully staged, utilising current infrastructure as much as possible.

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02/07/2018

Broadmeadows case study

Land rehabilitation through water spreading banks

Broadmeadows is a grazing property located 13kms east of Rockhampton owned and operated by the Lang family. The Nankin Wetlands lagoon covers a significant area of Broadmeadows, therefore keeping this area free from invasive weeds, sedimentary silt and salt scalding is of high importance.

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06/06/2018

CQ graziers talk about challenges facing the grazing industry

CQ graziers talk about challenges facing the grazing industry

Life on the land is challenging, running a business can be hard. Building a sustainable, profitable enterprise is both. Eight of our Reef Trust 1 A-class grazing landholders talk about the various challenges they face running grazing properties in Central Queensland.

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07/05/2018

We ask several CQ graziers why they’re on the land

We ask several CQ graziers why they're on the land

Rockhampton is known as the Beef Capital of Australia - we ask a number of Central Queensland graziers to share what motivates them and why they love working on the land in the grazing industry.

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30/04/2018