Tropical Grasslands (1994) Volume 28, 2431
Sustainable grazing management: graziers' perspectives and implications for pasture management in the Maranoa region, south Queensland
D.N. LAWRENCE1, T.W.G. GRAHAM1 and R.A. CLARK2
1Department of Primary Industries, Roma and
Evidence of land degradation in Australia's pastoral areas suggests that some current grazing management systems are not sustainable. In the Maranoa region of southern Queensland there were no guidelines for sustainable pasture utilisation but local landholders possessed a wealth of knowledge about management practices gained from years of practical experience. The Local Consensus Data technique was adapted to document local graziers' recommended management practices for profitable production with minimal degradation of the natural resources.