What is happening across the world’s rangelands?

The Society for Range Management has recently introduced “Rangelands Around the World” – a quarterly update to share news from rangelands across the globe and update on the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists 2026.  Access the first issue here.


Land management in the SA’s north-east pastoral region

MLA recently posted an article looking at how knowledge gained at a recent Grazing Fundamentals EDGE workshop has helped sheep and beef producer Ben Carn make the most of the changeable conditions on his property in the north-east pastoral region of South Australia.  Read the full story here.


Pastoral rangeland condition and trend in the WA rangelands

The Western Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has released the 2023 pastoral condition report for the WA pastoral rangelands.  This annual report is based on remotely sensed vegetation cover data and is used to monitor vegetation condition at a regional and Land Conservation District level.  The 2023 report, along with annual reports dating back to 2003, can be accessed from the DPIRD website.


Wambiana Grazing Trial video released

A video summarising some of the key findings of the Wambiana Grazing Trial has been uploaded to the FutureBeef website.  This trial, led by Dr Peter O’Reagain, is based at Wambiana Station, south of Charters Towers, Queensland, and has been running since 1997.  Please follow this link to access the video.


March FutureBeef Update

The latest FutureBeef Newsletter included interesting updates from projects looking at:

  • Biocrust health and functionality (Rain Ready Rangelands Project)
  • Safe pasture utilisation rates (Quality Graze Project on Old Man Plains Station )
  • Rubber Vine eradication in the East Kimberley

Read more about these projects here.


Seeds for Success Podcast – Summer Series and more

This Podcast series, from Local Land Services NSW, is described as “a show where we have a good yarn about ag life with producers who are having a go.”    New episodes are uploaded every fortnight so make sure you check the latest podcasts here.  An interesting summer series has just concluded focussing on drought management – the best advice and stories from previous episodes have been used to explore the challenges and strategies that have others have used for farming in drought conditions.


Water Matters

Interested in what the Australian Government is doing to manage Australia’s water resources?  Then you should check out the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water’s Water Matters Newsletter.  The latest issue has some great articles including a look at how rotational grazing and GPS cattle tracking are being used to better prepare for drought on Wintinna Station in northern South Australia.


Can urine help manage dingoes?

Research carried out at the University of New South Wales has discovered a possible new tool to assist in the management of dingoes.  Recent studies have shown that dingoes are scared away by the urine of male dingoes in their prime, with analyses of the chemical make-up of the urine highlighting five compounds of interest.  Read more at ABC Rural News.


New bore brings new life to First Nations cattle station

Seven Emu Station, an Aboriginal-run organic cattle station located on the Savannah Way in the Northern Territory’s Gulf of Carpentaria region, is a remote tourist attraction and a base for at-risk Indigenous youths.  Read more in the National Indigenous Times about how a new bore and solar pump will support senior Garawa man Frank Shadforth passion’s to keep the Garawa culture alive.