CASE STUDIES – LIVESTOCK

CASE STUDIES LIVESTOCK

These case studies are testament to the determination and tenacity of farmers who are truly agriculture’s “Catalysts for Change”. Their successes have come after years of applying regenerative practices. They are the heroes of Australian agriculture.


‘Dukes Plain’- Continuous Improvement of the Farm Resource 23 Nov 2020 /  QLD, LIVESTOCK, ROUND 1 Shane and Shan Joyce have been involved in farm landscape regeneration for over 37 years. They believe that mixing their own and other peoples’…
Winona – Pasture Cropping the Way to Health 02 Sep 2020 /  NSW, colin sies, LIVESTOCK, NSW, Pasture Cropping, ROUND 2, winona Colin Seis faced adversity and then struck ‘gold’ in developing a new way to look after the land and his bottom line - building…
Salisbury: Rehabilitating the Scalds 21 May 2020 /  NSW, HORTICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE, ROUND 2 In the 1980s, portions of Salisbury were fit for one thing and one thing only: landing an aeroplane. Since then, the MacAlpine family has…
Garry Kadwell’s Fairhalt 24 Apr 2020 /  NSW, HORTICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE, ROUND 2 Garry Kadwell has farmed with an attitude of conservation and improvement, aiming to leave the natural state of his property in better shape than…
The Collingwood Story 09 Dec 2019 /  VIC, LIVESTOCK, REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE, ROUND 2 Taking over the family farm can be challenging in itself, leaving a secure job in the public service, a young family and relatives watching…
THE ROTHESAY TRANSITION STORY 24 Oct 2019 /  NSW, LIVESTOCK, REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE, ROUND 2 Maddy Coleman grew up in the city, and her love of horses introduced her to agriculture. Years of experience working in diverse farming practice…
THE GLENELG STORY 01 Oct 2019 /  QLD, LIVESTOCK, REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE, ROUND 2 This is a common story in the history of Queensland farming, but it’s an inspirational story too. It’s a story of persistence, resourcefulness and…
THE ILLAWONG STORY 27 Aug 2019 /  NSW, LIVESTOCK, REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE, ROUND 2 Bryan’s achievements over 24 years of managing Illawong provide valuable lessons for producers seeking to maintain production while also regenerating and improving the condition…
THE BROWNLOW HILL STORY 04 Jan 2019 /  NSW, LIVESTOCK, REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE, ROUND 2 This is the story of an historic farm which almost failed. It’s a story which goes back 200 years, when the pasture at Brownlow…
THE JILLAMATONG STORY 02 Aug 2018 /  NSW, LIVESTOCK, ROUND 2 This is the story of Jillamatong, a grazing property in the New South Wales Southern Tablelands with a history going back to 1951. In…
‘BEETALOO STATION’ – FIRST ADD WATER 03 Jan 2018 /  NT, LIVESTOCK, ROUND 1 The innovative practices developed by John Dunnicliff and his family at Beetaloo Station provide, potentially, an efficient and sustainable method of cattle production applicable…
‘BOKHARA PLAINS’ – REACHING THE REAL POTENTIAL OF THE NSW RANGELANDS 02 Jan 2018 /  NSW, LIVESTOCK, ROUND 1 Graham and Cathy Finlayson have used stock to convert claypans to pastures, significantly improving their carrying capacity, while diversifying into cattle trading and tourism…
‘CLOVER ESTATE’ – TURNING SAND INTO FERTILE SOIL 01 Dec 2017 /  SA, LIVESTOCK, ROUND 1 David Clayfield has used applied soil science to create fertile, healthy soils from sand, in turn producing healthy pastures and healthy cows.
‘DUKES PLAIN’ – CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT OF THE FARM RESOURCE 01 Nov 2017 /  QLD, LIVESTOCK, ROUND 1 Shane and Shan Joyce have been involved in farm landscape regeneration for over 37 years. They believe that mixing their own and other peoples’…
GILGUNNIA STATION – BUILDING LANDSCAPE RESILIENCE YOU CAN BANK ON 02 Aug 2017 /  NSW, LIVESTOCK, ROUND 1 Ashley and Carolyn McMurtrie were driven to seek new ideas on sustainable rangeland management after arriving on the run-down property that was Gilgunnia Station.…
‘GUNNINGRAH’ – SHIFTING MINDSET FROM ANIMALS TO THE LAND 01 Aug 2017 /  NSW, LIVESTOCK, ROUND 1 Initially inspired to perform a trial of new management practices to better manage received rainfall, Charlie and Anne Maslin ended up following their instincts…
‘JILLAMATONG’ – DON’T MEASURE SUCCESS BY THE SIZE OF YOUR HERD 01 May 2017 /  NSW, LIVESTOCK, ROUND 1 From struggling farmer to award winner, Martin Royds, along with his partner Trish Solomon, have re-defined their own meaning of success on the land.
‘LANA’ – PARTNERING FARM ANIMALS TO REGENERATE THE LAND 01 Mar 2017 /  NSW, LIVESTOCK, ROUND 1 Ten holistic management principles guide farming operations for Tim and Karen Wright, enabling them to work with nature - and their livestock - to…
‘NORTH EAST CMA’ – EMPOWERING FARMERS TO MEET THE SOIL CARBON CHALLENGE 02 Jan 2017 /  VIC, GRAINS, LIVESTOCK, ROUND 1 The North East Victoria Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is running an innovative project to help over 500 farmers improve the soil carbon content of…
‘NRM SOUTH’ – WORKING WITH THE WILLING 01 Jan 2017 /  TAS, GRAINS, HORTICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, ROUND 1 The team at Tasmania’s NRM South are tailoring solutions to meet the needs of landholders in their catchment and are offering low risk trials…
‘PINE LODGE’ – THE INFLUENCE OF EFFLUENT 01 Nov 2016 /  VIC, LIVESTOCK, ROUND 1 Ian and Wendy Klein have taken recycling to a new level, treating dairy effluent to provide rich fertiliser and effectively managing their on-farm water…
‘PROSPECT PASTORAL COMPANY’ – AGAINST ALL ODDS – TURNING SAND INTO PROFIT 01 Nov 2016 /  WA, GRAINS, LIVESTOCK, ROUND 1 Initially investing in 660 hectares of marginal and degraded wheat country, Ian and Dianne Haggerty have built up a successful production area of 8000…
‘SHANNON VALE STATION’ – WEED CONTROL WITHOUT HERBICIDE IS NOT A LOAD OF BULL 01 Aug 2016 /  NSW, LIVESTOCK, ROUND 1 Greg and Sally Chappell have shown that pasture improvement using organic-based fertilisation together with carefully planned stock management can overcome significant weed problems and…
‘TALAHENI’ – REDUCING DRYLAND SALINITY AND ACHIEVING RESILIENCE BY DESIGN 01 Jul 2016 /  NSW, LIVESTOCK, ROUND 1 Using a deep understanding of their environment, John and Robyn Ive have used strategic paddock design and management to build resilience into their landscape,…
‘TALLAWANG’ – GREENER PASTURES THROUGH RESTORING LANDSCAPE HYDROLOGY 01 Jul 2016 /  NSW, LIVESTOCK, ROUND 1 Craig Carter and his partner Nicky Chirlian aspire to a balance of low farming inputs, comfortable returns and a healthy diverse landscape. Implementing a…
WYNDHAM STATION – A MOTIVATION FOR LONG-TERM LANDSCAPE RESILIENCE 02 Aug 2015 /  NSW, LIVESTOCK, ROUND 1 Angus and Kelly Whyte were dissatisfied with the amount of work they were having to put into their property for little financial return just…
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