Women in graz­ing share know- how

Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE - LEANNE OLIVERI

A BUS- LOAD of fe­male gra­ziers took to the road last week to learn about ways to re­store land and im­prove pro­duc­tion while re­duc­ing the im­pact of agri­cul­ture on the Great Bar­rier Reef.

The 33 women were tak­ing part in an NQ Dry Trop­ics’ Women in Graz­ing bus tour which vis­ited DeSalis, Gle­nalpine, Mt Pleas­ant and Mt Aberdeen sta­tions in the Bowen re­gion.

Some had trav­elled from as far as Tor­rens Creek and Mt Sur­prise to take part in the tour, which be­gan and ended in Ayr last Wed­nes­day.

The event was de­signed to em­power women in the in­dus­try by ex­pos­ing them to in­no­va­tive man­age­ment prac­tices and ideas, and of­fer­ing them a chance to come to­gether to learn, share ex­pe­ri­ences and de­velop friend­ships.

Pre­sen­ta­tions on top­ics rang­ing from an­i­mal wel­fare to soil health were given by Sarah Streeter, Kel­lie Dobe, Natalie Wil­liams, Leanne O’Sul­li­van, Gar­lone Moulin, Kylie Stret­ton, Del Nor­man and Da­lene Wray.

Par­tic­i­pant Sharon Yen­sch, of Woodlands Sta­tion in Bowen, said the pre­sen­ters were knowl­edge­able and in­spir­ing, and the day had pro­vided her with a new box of tools.

The event was sup­ported by the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment- funded Graz­ing BMP ( Best Man­age­ment Prac­tice) pro­ject and the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment Reef Pro­gramme.

TOUR PARTY: Kel­lie Dobe of DeSalis Sta­tion, Bo­gie, Lau­rel Heat­ley of Byrne Val­ley, Home Hill, Gill Wight of Inker­man Sta­tion, Inker­man, and Sheree Heat­ley with six- month- old Charlee from Range­more Sta­tion, Home Hill.

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