James Kerr – building drought resilience on Buckleboo Station

Season 1, Episode 1

James Kerr – building drought resilience on Buckleboo Station

James Kerr (pictured) manages Buckleboo Station in the northern Eyre Peninsula of South Australia. Owned and operated by Paroo Pastoral Company, the station runs dorper sheep on 100,000 hectares.

Host Drew Radford speaks to James about recent initiatives to build drought resilience, including the installation of telemetry technology, upgraded infrastructure, and the division of paddocks into more manageable grazing areas. The photos below show the incredible difference two years can make.

This work on Buckleboo Station has been supported by the SA Arid Lands Landscape Board through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. The station is currently involved in an SA Drought Hub project on ground truthing satellite imagery for use in pasture management.


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Building drought resilience in South Australia – the SA Drought Hub podcast

SA Drought Hub podcasts explore some of the exciting innovations that are enhancing drought resilience in South Australia. Producers, agronomists and researchers offer their insights for operating in an increasingly water-limited climate.


Photos courtesy of Buckleboo Station