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Dairy production: Long-term commitment to improving land condition, and ‘least cost planning’ ensures sustainable milk production

Website/Report

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Project lead

Partnerships

Watson’s Dairy Farm

Queensland Wetlands Program

Queensland Dairyfarmers Organisation

Industries

Other

Activities

On-ground work, Planning

Case study type

Queensland Wetlands Program (QWP) management case study

Funding source

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Funding amount

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In-kind contribution

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Start date

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End date

Ongoing

Summary

Watson’s Dairy Farm in the Mary River Catchment at Conondale developed and implemented a Farm Management System (FMS) to manage pastures, effluent and riparian vegetation. Single strand electric fencing was installed to keep cattle away from the river. Additional off-stream watering points were provided and degraded banks were stabilised by planting with native riparian species. Some low level weed control was also carried out.

Benefits

The benefit of maintaining riparian vegetation was realised during the 1999 flood. While neighbouring properties lost sections of river bank, the Watson’s re-vegetated banks remained virtually intact.

Lesson

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Reference ID

Dairy production

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Dairy production: Long-term commitment to improving land condition, and ‘least cost planning’ ensures sustainable milk production, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 30 October 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/dairy-production-long-term-commitment-to-improving-land-condition-and-least-cost-f7e3/>.

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