Graz­ing sys­tems co­or­di­na­tor

Central Queensland News - - RURAL WEEKLY -

BE­ING part of Meat & Live­stock Aus­tralia’s new adop­tion and ex­ten­sion pro­gram, Prof­itable Graz­ing Sys­tems, has been made eas­ier for red meat pro­duc­ers and ser­vice providers with the es­tab­lish­ment of ded­i­cated cen­tral con­tact points for each state and ter­ri­tory.

PGS state co­or­di­na­tors have been ap­pointed for Queens­land, New South Wales, Vic­to­ria, Tas­ma­nia, south­ern West­ern Aus­tralia, north­ern West­ern Aus­tralia and the North­ern Ter­ri­tory. The re­cruit­ment process for a South Aus­tralia co­or­di­na­tor is un­der­way.

The PGS pro­gram pro­vides cat­tle, sheep and goat pro­duc­ers with long-term guid­ance from spe­cial­ist coaches to help boost their man­age­ment skills and in­crease on-farm adop­tion of re­search and de­vel­op­ment (R&D). The sup­ported learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment in­volves a lo­cal, group-based ap­proach to ex­ten­sion and adop­tion.

The PGS co­or­di­na­tors for Queens­land is Andrew Mc­Cart­ney from Con­damine Al­liance. Meat & Live­stock Aus­tralia’s Michael Crow­ley said the co­or­di­na­tors would help link pro­duc­ers with the ser­vice providers who were de­liv­er­ing the PGS pro­gram through­out Aus­tralia.

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