Sustainable Agriculture

Grazing Futures LBR

The Grazing Futures Livestock Business Resilience Project is designed for extension teams to engage landholders and expand partnerships to improve the business literacy and resilience of extensive livestock producers across Queensland. 

Project Objectives

  1. Provide whole of business support services to extensive livestock producers with business resilience planning and self-assessments checklists. 
  2. Develop and maintain effective and focused multi-disciplinary regional advisory teams/partnerships that help livestock producers plan and implement specific strategies for improved profitability and drought resilience. 
  3. Provide mentoring, training, and professional development opportunities to regional livestock extension teams/project partners that enhance industry support and help producers improve the key production and financial drivers of extensive livestock business operating in variable climates.
  4. Partner with government, non-government agencies, and other partners to deliver comprehensive support to grazing businesses and value add to existing services.
  5. Analyse and document key learnings from grazing businesses adopting objective measurement to enhance drought recovery, increase future drought preparedness and plan for other business risks.
 
This project will continue to assist landholders to plan for the future dryer periods and become more resilient to extreme changes in climate. Producers were linked to grants through the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA). Rural Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD) partner with SGNRM to deliver this project through funding from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland.

The Grazing Futures Livestock Business Resilience Project is funded by the Farm Business Resilience Planning program, the Future Drought Fund, and the Drought and Climate Adaptation Program.