Cattle collars story admits run-off damages Reef

May 2018

WHAT an interesting article “World first for cattle collars” about Ian Reilly’s invention to keep cattle confined to where farmers want them to be, by using electronic collars.

This is the first time I have read an article that actually admits the runoff of nutrients from massive cattle production in Queensland is contributing to the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s great wonders.

Many farmers say the reef 2050 target to reduce the run-off by 80 per cent by 2025 is not economically viable and without acting now our reef will continue to degrade.

Diane Cornelius