The Grazing Best Management Practice (BMP) program is a voluntary, industry led, self-assessment tool that provides producers with the ability to benchmark their current practices against an industry developed set of standards. The focus of the program is to support graziers improve their profitability and water quality in the catchment. Grazing BMP does not promote any particular product or system, but rather is a means to examine the whole enterprise to identify opportunities and develop a plan to improve business performance.
The Grazing BMP program consists of 5 modules: Soil Health, Grazing Land Management, Animal Health and Welfare, Animal Production and People and Business. The modules within the program can be completed via a range of methods including group workshops, one on one property extension, or personal self-assessment. . The workshops are free and are an excellent opportunity for graziers to have a ‘good look’ at all aspects of their grazing business. The self-assessment process enables producers to identify their strengths and weaknesses and also to determine opportunities and threats to their business. The focus is on business profitability and managing your property sustainably. The workshops incorporate guest speakers and deliver key messages in a practical way that enables producers to go home and implement the learnings.
The Grazing BMP program is a partnership between Fitzroy Basin Association Incorporated (FBA), AgForce and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland. This initiative is funded by the Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Heritage Protection until June 2017. Funding received from the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country supported the development of the program.
A best management practice program:
- Provides industry-wide data on practices
- Demonstrate good environmental stewardship
- Shows the community and consumers food is being produced ethically and sustainably
BMRG is committed to the protection and enhancement of the agricultural and natural environment of the Burnett Mary region.
For more information, visit the Grazing BMP website
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