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Free Field Day – Charters Towers, QLD

September 8


Date: Thursday 8th September 2022

Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm

Hosts: Damien and Fran Lyons

Location:  ‘Basalt River’, Charters Towers QLD 5223

BYO: Chair, lunch and water

RSVP:  Monday 5th September 2022

If you would like to attend and are not sure if your name is on the RSVP list, please contact the RCS office on 1800 356 004 or info@rcsaustralia.com.au

Field days are an opportunity for like-minded people to gather on a property to discuss topics relevant to that region and see firsthand how RCS principles are being applied in similar land types and production systems. We encourage you to invite neighbours, staff, family and friends as everyone is welcome.

Discussion Topics

  • Ag tech – apps, data collection/mangement, mapping etc
  • Rest periods for tropical pastures
  • Balance between permanent and electric fencing and overcapitalising

Brief History

Basalt River, 175 km NW of Charters Towers, is family owned, breeding/backgrounding operation.  Since taking over management following family succession in 2017, we have been managing Basalt River according to regenerative grazing principles.  Even in this short time, we have witnessed a noticeable change in the landscape health with a proliferation of perennial, productive, palatable (3P) grasses and legumes and a significant increase in ground cover of our preferentially grazed areas.  Alongside an improvement in landscape health, we can also notice a slow but sure improvement in stock days per hectare, animal production and overall business performance which only acts to fuel the passion we have for regenerative agriculture and it’s place in building profitable, resilient grazing businesses, reducing stress in those who manage grazing land and healing the planet, going forward.



9:30am Smoko (tea and coffee provided)

10:00am Introduction to ‘Basalt River’ by Damien and Fran Lyons

10:20am Facilitated discussion

12:30pm Lunch (BYO lunch, chair and water)

1:30pm Property tour and discussion

4:00pm Wrap up and finish

For more information or to discuss having a Field Day in your region please contact our team.


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