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Good Behaviour Week 26-30 August (Powerpoint available)

View Powerpoint presentation for teleconference here

 

Rangelands NRM in association with CSIRO and DAFWA present:

A Week of Good Behaviour

From the 26th-30th August you have the opportunity to join in collaborative learning and discussion of the latest in behavioural management of landscapes.

Professor Derek Bailey from the USA will bring his extensive research and practical experiences in the application of behavioural approaches to ‘wicked’ natural resource questions.  Derek has been able to show that livestock behaviours can be changed so that they start to better use underutilised areas and take the pressure off overgrazed areas.  These sorts of directions can get wins for production and the environment at the same time.

Local applications and solutions including how Rangeland Self Shepherding works will be presented by Dr Dean Revell and Bruce Maynard.

Events

Perth Seminar:
Tuesday 27 August 2013 at 3.00 pm held at CSIRO Auditorium 147 Underwood Avenue,  Floreat.

[Download Seminar flyer]

Teleconferences:

Tuesday 27th August          7.30pm
Wednesday 28th August     10.00am (ladies only event please)
Thursday 29th August         10.am (agency staff and researchers)
Thursday 29th August         7.30pm
Friday 30th August              7.00am

[Download Teleconference Flyer]

All events are free of charge

About The Speakers:

Professor Derek Bailey:

The thrust of Derek’s research has centred upon livestock grazing distribution and rangeland livestock management. Livestock grazing is often considered unsustainable because animals overgraze in some areas while other areas receive little use. Much of his work has involved using novel approaches to evaluate and refine rangeland and livestock management practices with modern GPS and GIS technologies to accurately monitor and analyse cattle grazing patterns. Derek has evaluated various practices, such as herding, strategic supplement placement and selection to manage livestock grazing and is working on methodology to make these and other practices more effective. “If we understand these behavioural mechanisms, we can begin to use livestock, not only as a source of red meat, but as a tool to manage vegetation and habitat on rangelands.”

Video Links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdoPiPHsCbE
http://vimeo.com/album/1318953/video/15461789

Article Links:
http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/8127/
http://californiarangeland.ucdavis.edu/Publications%20pdf/8217.pdf

Dr Dean Revell:

http://www.csiro.au/people/Dean.Revell.aspx
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-02/dean-revell/4664950

 

 

 

Bruce Maynard:

http://www.theland.com.au/news/agriculture/livestock/cattle-beef/selfshepherding-stock/2659469.aspx

 

 

 

Behavioural Video Links:
http://www.rangelands.org/rave/myWimpy_SVSVideos.html