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Grazing BMP-encouraging management changes in the grazing business

Brown, M. (2017) Grazing BMP-encouraging management changes in the grazing business. Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal, 13 (2). pp. 131-134.

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Abstract

The Grazing BMP (Best Management Practice) program is a voluntary, online, selfassessment tool. Graziers assess their current management practices against 157 standards within five modules. Businesses also have the option to become Grazing BMP accredited. At December 2016, 1,100 businesses within the Fitzroy, Burdekin, South East Queensland and Burnett Mary Catchments had completed all five modules, from a total of 10,119 businesses in the four catchments. As at February 2017, 61 graziers (5.5%) had become Grazing BMP accredited. In conjunction with module delivery, 137 extension events were conducted between July 2015 and December 2016 attracting producers from 683 businesses. A survey of 92 producers indicated that 84% considered management changes, including 61% who considered specific land management changes. Furthermore, 73% of respondents had actually commenced or completed changes. The high level of industry participation and resultant practice change demonstrates the relevance and success of the program.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Animal Science
Keywords:voluntary, online, graziers, modules, website, accreditation
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Special aspects of agriculture as a whole > Sustainable agriculture
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural education > Agricultural extension work
Animal culture > Rangelands. Range management. Grazing
Technology > Technology (General)
Deposited On:11 Jan 2018 02:33
Last Modified:11 Jan 2018 02:33

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