DAF: Burdekin Grazing Best Management Practice and Extension Support
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Burdekin Grazing Best Management Practice (BMP) and Extension Support Project delivers grazing industry extension services under the Queensland Government’s Reef Water Quality Program. Until May 2019, the project was aligned to the Grazing BMP Program and provided extension support to graziers engaged in the program.
Over the 2018-2019 year:
- the project team worked with 163 businesses within the Burdekin catchment (approximately 25% of beef businesses and 29% of area) and an additional 46 businesses within neighbouring catchments
- 78% of beef producers engaged in DAF activities improved their knowledge and skills in grazing land management, animal production and business management
- 48% of beef producers engaged by DAF Beef Extension in the Burdekin indicated that they were highly to very highly likely to use the information and make a management practice change within 12 months
- approximately 300 activities were delivered by DAF Beef Extension in the Burdekin including one-to-one on-property assistance, workshops, field days and e-extension.
This project has also reported social monitoring outcomes. In 2019, a longitudinal survey of participants from previous practice change surveys was undertaken where 97% of surveyed graziers attributed their current skills and knowledge in part to project activities.
Read this case study to learn more about how extension officers worked with graziers to assist with rotational grazing management.
- Last reviewed
- 8 July 2022
- Last updated
- 6 April 2022