BOOIE FIELD WALK: BGA Agri Services’ Ian Crosthwaite and farmer Neville Jorgensen talk farmers through contouring.
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‘Health check’ for graziers helps grow their business

THE size of their herd didn't matter to the graziers who attended a seminar on Animal Health and Welfare and Animal Production late last month.

Grazing BMP officer Sue Burt said the seminar was a "health check" of the entire business, no matter how big or small.

"If you're grazing two head of cattle through to 20,000, then the program has been designed for you," she said.

The seminar was the final of five modules that covered every aspect of a grazier's business.

The program has funding for the next three years and will continue to run workshops throughout that time to help farmers in the South Burnett realise their potential.

"It's acknowledging and recognising all the good things that you are doing on your farm, but also highlights and identifies those areas where you need help," Ms Burt said.

"You put an action plan together and determine what steps you are going to take to bring yourself up to industry standard."

Grazier Jenny Cross said the seminars had been really focused.

"You get to network with people, support each other and make connections with the exports in the field," Mrs Cross said. "No matter how long you've done something for, you're always learning new things."

Find out about future seminars at BMP Grazing.

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