Grazing BMP Format Accelerated
The new accelerated Grazing BMP format has been met with much enthusiasm, with Taroom and Injune hosting workshops.
The program is being offered to allow participants to complete all five modules in one manageable block.
Participating landholders have enjoyed the opportunity to work on their businesses, rather than just in their businesses and have asked many questions of guest presenter Steve Banney.
Biloela will play host to the accelerated Grazing BMP workshop on 19th and 20th October, with those interested in attending asked to RSVP to Sara Cue on 0417 938739 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 12th October. A workshop will also be held at the Hotel Theodore on 21st-22nd October (RSVP to Michelle Isler 4993 1004 or email@example.com by 12th October).
Over two consecutive days, participants will undertake all five Grazing BMP modules and have access to a range of guest speakers to take stock of how their grazing enterprise compares to others in the state and get up to speed on information and legislation required to operate a successful grazing business today. Modules to be covered include Animal Production, Animal Health and Welfare, Soil Health, Grazing Land Management and People and Business.
Several expert presenters will be sharing their knowledge. Johnelle Stevens, FBA, will discuss the latest information and tools available to improve grazing land management and the role and impact soil health and its properties have on a productive grazing system.
DAFF's Matt Brown will explain important aspects of herd management, including genetics, nutrition, reproduction and husbandry. He will also give an overview of the free tools and resources available to producers to assist with herd modelling and profitability.
Jo Gangemi, also from DAFF, will speak on the integral parts of the beef business, including health and safety, communication and record keeping.
Running from 8.30am to 5pm each day, the accelerated program is free of charge, with morning tea and lunch provided.