The use of new technology for water point monitoring.
Through the federal government CFOC programme, South West NRM are currently running a trial aimed at reducing the time that it takes to monitor watering points and storage using remote telemetry cameras that are couple to Telstra messaging. Through the installation of these cameras, the property owners involved in the CFOC Mulga graze project, will no longer have to actually physically visit the site and instead will be able to view the image via their computer or mobile phone.
Brock and Katrina have got the three trial sites set up and are just waiting for machinery to become available so that they can start the work on the three sites. Due to the current drought most heavy machinery is currently being used to feed livestock.
Rhett and Alison Mobbs from Bulloo Lakes have completed 7.2km of fencing for Stage 1 of their Suzannah Paddock Rotational Grazing Project with the remaining 5km of fence line cleared and ready for erection.
The Boocenbury Swamp Project that Jake and Di Brand are completing is progressing well. They have completed the installation of the alternative water points. This part of the project was completed first to reduce the impact that the feral animals where having on the environment and to allow the domestic stock an alternative water point so that the bore drain could be turned off.
Establish a staged project commencing with 16km of cattle fencing located in Bush Paddock on Mt Elliott, subdividing areas used consistently for rotational grazing, from areas of Brigalow / Belah forest community. The Threatened Ecological Community will be strategically grazed maintaining production & enhancing biodiversity of the endangered ecosystem, promoting sustainable grazing practices, & highlighting the rationale that production & biodiversity conservation can coexist & compliment the operation of a substantial grazing enterprise.