Pre and Post Technical Tours

Conference Sponsor Quadrant Australia are offering tours on either side of the conference!

Please read more on each tour by viewing the PDF.

 

D14322 – Pre Tour: Monday 11 July to Friday 15 July 2022

Passengers gather at central Brisbane hotel on Monday 11 July to meet tour leader and other passengers for Welcome Dinner and overview of the days to follow.

After breakfast on Tuesday 12 July the tour will proceed to Goondiwindi, where the afternoon will be spent inspecting and discussing a property and the impressive results they have achieved with the introduction of time-controlled grazing more than a decade ago.

Overnight accommodation will be in Goondiwindi and on Wednesday morning after breakfast the tour will cross into NSW, where the morning will be spent visiting and discussing regenerative cropping practices at an extensive cropping operation in the North Star district.
During the afternoon the tour will continue south to Bingara, providing an opportunity for tour participants to observe and receive an explanation of the successful development of ‘The Living Classroom’ by Gwydir Shire Council in the community.
Later continue on to Armidale for a two-night stay.

Thursday will be spent in the Armidale district with a morning visit to the centre for the UNE’s SMART Farms project – University of New England’s Sustainable Manageable Accessible Rural Technologies.
The afternoon will be spent visiting Wilmot Cattle Company located near Ebor, where there will be a comprehensive overview provided on the detailed management required to nurture ‘Natural Capital’, and how innovation can lead to considerable gains in profitability, as well as sustainability.

Friday will see the tour return to Brisbane, with a visit to a grazing property in the Tenterfield district that has transformed production and profitability with the introduction of time-controlled grazing.

Tour concludes with arrival into Brisbane, where accommodation can be arranged as an optional extra.

 

D14422 – Post Tour: Monday 18 July to Friday 22 July 2022

Tour commences on Monday morning, following the weekend conference, and travels north through the Sunshine Coast hinterland and into the South Burnett region.
The afternoon will be spent visiting a grazing property near Goomeri, where time-controlled grazing and other sustainable management practices will be observed and can be discussed.
Later continue to Kingaroy to check into accommodation for a two-night stay.

Tuesday will be spent in the South Burnett region – with a morning visit to a large family feedlot operation near Proston, that has played a leading role for many years with the establishment of cattle handling and animal welfare issues across the sector.
In the afternoon, visit a family grazing property near Wyalla, where ‘Grazing for Profit’ principals have been implemented over the last two decades.

On Wednesday the tour will travel onto the Darling Downs, firstly visiting a grazing property in the foothills of the Bunya Mountains and then an extensive cropping property on the Jimbour Plains, where discussions will focus on the implementation of Integrated Pest Management in cotton, as well as soil moisture conservation through zero till farming and cost-effective ways to implement nitrogen replacement.

After an overnight stay in Dalby, the tour will travel west into the Maranoa on Thursday, with a visit to a grazing property near Condamine, providing the opportunity to observe and discuss the extensive application of time-controlled grazing and a range of other sustainable initiatives.

On Thursday afternoon the tour will return to Brisbane overnight with a farewell dinner in a centrally located city hotel.

Tour concludes after breakfast on Friday morning.

For more information, please visit the Quadrant website to read more and enquire.

 

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