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  • Author: Paul Erkelenz
  • Date Posted: Nov 3, 2014
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  • Address: South of Gascoyne Junction

Project Details

Project delivery by: Rangelands NRM

Contact name: John Silver

Email: johns@rangelandswa.com.au

Start date: March 2014

End date: March 2016

Site location: This is one of a number of sites for this project in the rangelands of WA. This site is located in the Wooramel River catchment, inland of Shark Bay

Project Description

This project aims to test and promote new low-cost techniques for the management of grazing pressure in the rangelands. Current uneven grazing pressure leads to patch grazing – areas of overgrazing and low ground-cover mixed with under-grazing and high ground-cover within the same paddock. This project will apply nutritional shepherding to manage movement and grazing behavior within large paddocks. Nutritional shepherding provides nutritional rewards (eg licks, supplements) in a coordinated arrangement around the landscape. These rewards will be linked with sensory cues (eg remote audio signals and visual guides) to induce long-term behavioral change. The outcomes will be increased ground-cover and livestock productivity in the rangelands.

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