Spyglass Releases Dam Project

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Local contractors are reminded that tenders are closing soon on the Mayne Dam project that will construct earth walls and two spillways for the dam.

The 300 mega litre dam estimated to hold three years supply of water for the Charters Towers region is as a result of the previous Government having the idea to merge two cattle properties together to create the genetic research facility at Spyglass in 2011.

Current Minister for Agriculture Leanne Donaldson says the facility has given insight into beef breeding and the dam project is the first major water storage scheme to be undertaken.

“Spyglass is in year three of its five year genetic research project exploring early-in-life reproductive performance across Brahman, Droughtmaster and Santa Gertrudis beef breeds,” the Minister explained.

“As any producer in a drought-declared area would know, a cattle business is only as good as its grass, with 86 per cent of Queensland in drought; the Spyglass Research Station’s work will definitely help farmers to combat dry conditions.”