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The adoption of sustainable grazing land management practices in the Burdekin Rangelands of northern Australia.

Shepherd, B. (2008) The adoption of sustainable grazing land management practices in the Burdekin Rangelands of northern Australia. In: Multifunctional grasslands in a changing world, Volume II: XXI International Grassland Congress and VIII International Rangeland Congress. Guangdong People's Publishing House, Hohhot, China. 29 June-5 July 2008, p. 1114.

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Abstract

The Burdekin Rangelands is a diverse area of semi-arid eucalypt and acacia savannah covering six million hectares in north eastern Australia. The major land use is cattle grazing on 220 commercial cattle properties (average size 26,000 ha) each carrying on average 2600 adult equivalents. Production was the focus of the beef industry and support agencies prior to the mid 1980's. Widespread land degradation during the 1980's led to a grassroots realisation that environmental impacts, including water quality had to be addressed for the beef industry to attain sustainability. The formation of a series of producer based landcare gropus and the support of several Queensland and Australian government research and extension agencies led to a greater awareness and adoption of sound grazing land management practices (Shepherd 2005).

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:© Guangdong People's Publishing House, © International Rangeland Congress, Inc., © International Grassland Congress.
Keywords:Extension; grazing; innovation adoption; pastures; range management; rangelands; sustainability; range pastures; cattle.
Subjects:Animal culture > Rangelands. Range management. Grazing
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Special aspects of agriculture as a whole > Sustainable agriculture
Animal culture > Cattle
Deposited On:08 Sep 2010 00:35
Last Modified:22 Nov 2010 02:47

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