Community & Business

3 August, 2023

New partnership targets sustainable production

A NEW $24.4 million partnership between the Queensland Government, Meat & Livestock Australia and Australian Government is planning to address three significant threats to beef productivity in northern Australia.

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The five-year partnership will seek to address pasture dieback, land condition decline and pasture rundown.

As well as improving land condition through sustainable grazing land management, the program will encourage greater adoption of pasture legumes, which reduces methane emissions intensity. This will support the red meat industry’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2030 and the Queensland Government’s Low Emissions Agriculture Roadmap 2022-2032.

Pasture legumes improve the productivity of native and sown grasses that are in good condition, boosting profitability. They can also help manage pasture dieback, pasture rundown and declining land condition.

Capitalising on DAF’s world-leading research and extension expertise, the Queensland Pasture Resilience Program will help grazing businesses improve land condition and carrying capacity; animal growth and reproduction rates; capacity to manage drought; carbon market opportunities; and methane reduction.

DAF’s extension officers can help graziers improve the profitability, productivity and sustainability of their businesses. Call 13 25 23 or email for more information.


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