Women in grazing share know- how
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.