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Free Field Day – Jericho, QLD

September 28

Free

Date: Wednesday 28th September 2022

Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm

Hosts: David and Lynette Keene

Location:  ‘Mafeking’, Narbethong Road via Barcaldine, Jericho QLD 4728

BYO: Chair, lunch and water

RSVP:  Friday 23rd 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

  • Importance of native grasses – what to look for and how to manage
  • Moving breeders
  • Dealing with and managing Pimelea and Heartleaf

Brief History

Mafeking has been in the Keene family for 18 years.  A total of 23,000 acres.  David, Lynette and their two daughters Ellen and Breanna. Mafeking was bought with very little water infrastructure, fewer paddocks and very little grass management.  It has experienced fires that burnt out 90% of the place and drought with annual rainfall of 98mm in one year.  With a lot of hard work but mainly planning and training Mafeking has been developed with the use of time-controlled grazing, more efficient water infrastructure and most importantly learning how to use grazing charts and grass budgeting, Mafeking has changed.  It has become a place that comfortably runs SDH/100mm of 8 with a bench mark of 10, biodiversity abounds and cattle are happy and healthy.  The desert uplands have often been represented as tough country, so we are opening Mafeking to others to show how it can be done in the desert uplands with the use of sound principles.

 

Agenda

9:30am Smoko (tea and coffee provided)

10:00am Introduction to ‘Mafeking’ by David and Lynette Keene

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.

Details

Date:
September 28
Cost:
Free
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Organiser

RCS
Phone:
1800 356 004
Email:
info@rcsaustralia.com.au

Venue

Mafeking
Narbethong Road via Barcaldine
Jericho, QLD 4728 Australia
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