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Vic.Govt.WIN – Tradition restored to Mountain Cattlemen

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CATTLE are back in Victoria’s Alpine National Park today ending a controversial five-and-a-half-year ban.

Mountain cattlemen today said the Coalition Government had delivered on its election promise to allow the reintroduction of cattle to the National Park.

An official announcement is expected at this weekend’s Mountain Cattlemen’s Get Together at Hinnomunjie. (Herald & Weekly Times)

The first of 400 cattle have returned to the park this week as part of a bushfire risk trial.

Under the six-year Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) trial, the cattle will graze at six sites covering an area of over 25,000 hectares.

The practice ended in 2005 when the Bracks Labor government did not renew licences for farmers. (Sydney Morning Herald)

The tradition of the Mountain Cattlemen goes back more than a hundred years and is not only a practical means of feeding cattle over the dry months, but the foundation of a rich heritage bringing together cattlemen from as far north as Kosciosko to the Gippsland cattle country culminating in the annual “Mountain Cattlemen Get Together” weekend that lasts for more than a week.

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Written by Greg Naylor

12 January 2011 at 11:34 pm

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  1. Wow, you’ve come back from the dead, (so to speak) with your blogging, Greg. Good for you.

    I don’t agree that Assange is anything other than a fraudster hacker or that the cattle should be allowed back into the Alpine National Parks as a six year ‘expirement’ to determine, er, wait for it, if they reduce bushfires!

    That’s just a phony excuse for these hooved environmental vandals. Sorry, plenty of land available elsewhere for your dung dropping, fly producing bovine intruders.

    Anyway, great to see you back. My money’s on St Kilda to turn the tables on your Collingwood boys this year. Cheers.

    Ray Dixon

    19 January 2011 at 2:04 pm

    • Hi Ray. I’m back because there is too much happening that I disagree with and I feel the need to have my say … at the moment.

      The new Vic Government is simply fulfilling their promises on environmental issues – ones that they campaigned upon like the north south pipeline, cattle in the high country etc.etc. Of course it is a phony excuse but that is what governments do for a living.

      Assange, in my view and half the world’s population, see the man as the only way, at this time, to bring the excesses of government secrecy to heel. Calling him a ‘fraudulent hacker’ without offering further explanation is simply name calling.

      It’s good to have, you back reading my blog Ray.

      Greg Naylor

      19 January 2011 at 6:16 pm

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