Healthy Land and Water is committed to helping farmers and producers get the best outcomes from their land and for the environment. For over a decade, we have helped manage the Grazing Best Management Practices (BMP) program in South East Queensland, which is designed to enable farmers and producers to improve environmental and economic sustainability on their properties. As part of the program, HLW’s on-ground experts deliver regular workshops and host field days on a range of topics including soil health, erosion control, managing streams and gullies, pasture management, riparian condition and land capability assessment.
The program is a voluntary, industry-led process that assists graziers to identify practices to enhance the long-term profitability of their business, improve catchment water quality and incorporate best management practices into their business. Grazing BMP consists of five modules divided into key business areas that cover all aspects of running a grazing enterprise: grazing land management, soil health, animal health and welfare, animal production and people and business.
The Grazing BMP partnership is delivered in partnership with the Fitzroy Basin Association, the Queensland Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Agforce, with funding support from the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science.
To find out when the next Grazing BMP workshop or field day is in your area, visit our Events Calendar.