Five projects share in $130,000 in grants

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Five projects have shared in more than $130,000 in the third round of Building Pastoral Sustainability Grants. Grant opportunities were doubled in the third round to allow pastoral businesses to trial management practices and technologies to better adapt to varying climates and markets and improve the sustainability of their businesses. It allowed for properties involved in the first two stages of the Property Management Planning Program to apply for works to complete projects identified as part of the property mapping process.

Five projects have shared in more than $130,000 in the third round of Building Pastoral Sustainability Grants.

Grant opportunities were doubled in the third round to allow pastoral businesses to trial management practices and technologies to better adapt to varying climates and markets and improve the sustainability of their businesses. It allowed for properties involved in the first two stages of the Property Management Planning Program to apply for works to complete projects identified as part of the property mapping process.

Funded projects are:

  • Technique trials for erosion control - Holowiliena Station
  • Introduction of a controlled Grazing Program - Moolooloo Station
  • Stemming the funnel effect of the watercourses feeding into the Aliena Creek - Merna Mora Station
  • Trialling a wifi tag system that can be used on both cattle and sheep and for use by staff during mustering - Millers Creek
  • Use of EiD technology in a commercial sheep operation - Gum Creek; and

Work on each of the projects is currently underway and will be completed by June next year.

The grants were offered through the Building Pastoral Sustainability Project, which is supported by the SA Arid Lands Landscape Board, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Read more at www.landscape.sa.gov.au/saal/projects-and-partners/projects/building-pastoral-sustainability-program

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