Organic Agriculture for the Farmer and Consumer


Organic agriculture is a farming approach that nurtures the land, promotes biodiversity, and produces food free from synthetic chemicals. It fosters a healthier planet and a closer connection between farmers and consumers. 

CQ Organics is the home of certified organic beef in the Rockhampton and Capricorn regions of Queensland. Their main goal is to use happy, healthy livestock to improve soil health, sequester carbon, improve plant health and reduce the impact of climatic cycles (droughts and floods). 

Join Mick as he talks through Organic Agriculture for the Farmer and Consumer.


Robert Schwarten Pavilion.


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About CQ Organics & Mick Alexander 

Mick Alexander is a farmer and food producer first and a highly sought after agricultural consultant and educator second. Mick and his wife Noela run CQ Organics on Bindaree, a commercial cattle operation in the Garnant area, 40km from Rockhampton on the Fitzroy River. You may even be eating their wonderful organic beef as they are the only local beef producers who supply it back to families in the region on a regular basis since 2017.

Mick has a wealth of knowledge regarding soils, microbes, pastures, rotational grazing, soil carbon and managing water. Bindaree was the first property in Queensland to be tested for soil carbon in 2016. His goal for their soils, pastures animals and humans are to concentrate on mineral balance to ensure maximum health.

Mick practices rotational grazing with mobs being moved according to pasture requirements and rainfall. He has utilised his own skills and the knowledge of many other specialists such as Peter Andrews to transform Bindaree into an exciting vibrant property that produces clean ethical products.