MITCHELL GRASS BIOREGION
Queensland’s Mitchell grasslands represent 19% of the state’s native pasture area – some 33,800,000 ha – supporting approximately 15% of the cattle herd and more than 40% of the Merino sheep flock in Queensland. Between 2500-3000 people depend on employment generated by the production of beef, sheep meat and wool based on Mitchell grass country. Generally regarded as resilient to grazing and rainfall variability, Mitchell grass is a tropical (summer growing) tussock grass very adaptable to dry conditions. There are 4 species of Mitchell Grass: Curly, Hoop, Barley & Bull, with the Curly Mitchell being the most common in central Queensland. Guests of Mitchell Grass Retreat are encouraged to visit some of our local properties to hear first hand about living on the land.