Stock routes busy in QueenslandAmy Phillips, Thursday May 23, 2013 - 12:34 EST
Stock routes in central western Queensland that haven't been used in a decade have cattle walking down them again.
Boss drover, Bill Prow, is walking a mob of steers and heifers past Isisford at the moment looking for grass.
He says there are about seven drovers with cattle in the region because of the drought and so some strategy is needed.
"There hasn't been stock come down this way in the last few years.
"There is a bit of traffic down the other route and there is plenty of good feed down this way so we have decided to take this road."
The Winton Shire Council and Barcaldine Regional Council says they are very aware how valuable the stock route resource is and will be keeping it open as long as possible.
© ABC 2013
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