The Government of Western Australia has announced funding for Southern Rangelands pastoral businesses to investigate and design long term solutions for on-station improvements in rangeland condition and livestock profitability.
The funding is part of the McGowan Government’s $550,000 Southern Rangelands Revitalisation Pilot Project which is set to provide pastoralists with access to latest information, expertise and financial support.
To be delivered in two phases, the project will be focused on addressing resource base protection and livestock profitability, including: regeneration of palatable, productive, perennial vegetation, landscape function and hydration restoration, livestock profitability and total grazing pressure control.
According to Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan, this is a great opportunity for Pastoralists involved in the pilot to take advantage of relevant training courses and gain access to much needed professional expertise.
“It will provide a detailed pathway for pastoral businesses to capitalise on land rejuvenation opportunities – making them investment-ready for the billions of dollars available globally for carbon sequestrations,” the Minister said in a media release.
“It is important rangeland managers are equipped with the latest innovations, technologies, scientific knowledge and access to funding opportunities to protect and improve WA’s valuable natural assets, as well as improve the productivity and profitability of their businesses.”