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21 st Century Pastoralism Project Andy Bubb Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre. The DKCRC is committed to creating economic opportunities for desert people and a demonstrable difference for remote Indigenous communities, through the application of excellent research and training.
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reducing the number of bore runs saving fuel, time and money.
Future benefits expected:
better control of Total Grazing Pressure and pastoral country condition
stronger production results through better utilisation of available feed
environmental gains through pasture regenerationThe project’s monitoring covered costs, reliability, ease of use and benefits of the new equipment plus time and cost savings.
De Rose Hill Station Allan & Kylie Fuller own and manage the 180,000 hectare property located 50km south of the Northern Territory/South Australian border on the Stuart Highway, running around 2000 head of black angus cows.
Len & Joy Newton’s Mt Ive Station Mt Ive is a 85,250 hectare, wool growing property in the Gawler Ranges with saltbush flats that borders Lake Gardiner in the North.
Mount Ive Station
Old Man Plains Research Station
Debbie Roberts, manager
The North Australian Pastoral Company’s MONKIRA Station
Located in western Queensland\'s channel country, the 373,000 hectare grower property for weaner steers is dominated by the mighty flood plains of the Diamantina River, which produce highly productive pastures of blue bush and native sorghum.
An interactive ‘clearing house’ of project information including:
Water delivery (reticulation systems including guidance on design, pipe and valve information etc.)
Water control and monitoring systems (telemetry)
Water point location
Information related to:
◦ Field trials
◦ Latest technologies
◦ Costs and benefits
◦ Field Days and demonstrations
◦ Manufacturers and suppliers
◦ Funding and subsidies available
◦ Industry links
The page provides links to allow information sharing by landholders on what they have found to have worked, problems they have faced and overcome and the opportunity to have discussions around the country with other graziers, suppliers, manufacturers etc through an interactive forum
Opportunity to collect data on animals once or twice per year
Infrequent data collection results in little opportunity to use the data collectedWide Open Spaces
Track weight gains and loses
Identify time of calving“Take opportunity to use a bio-security cost as a money making tool”