CASE STUDIES – NSW

CASE STUDIES NSW

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.


Balala Station 17 Jan 2020 /  NSW, REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE, ROUND 2 Richard Daugherty and Sarah Burrows set out to find a property that provided the lifestyle and outdoor experiences they so desired. With a young…
THE QUIRK FARM STORY 03 Nov 2019 /  NSW, REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE, ROUND 2 A fish kill in 1987/88, caused by leaching from acid sulphate soils, and a divided community set the scene for Robert Quirk’s journey as…
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 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…
MULLOON CREEK CATCHMENT 09 Apr 2019 /  NSW, REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE, ROUND 2 Mulloon Creek is not just any creek. It runs for around 50 kilometres through a beautiful valley in the Southern Tablelands, near Bungendore, New…
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…
‘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…
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…
‘INVERARAY DOWNS’ – HIGHER QUALITY FOOD THROUGH REGENERATED SOILS AND REDUCED INPUTS 01 Jun 2017 /  NSW, GRAINS, ROUND 1 To overcome productivity declines in some of Australia’s best soils, Cam and Roxane McKellar have re-designed ecological cropping practices, successfully regenerating the structure and…
‘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…
‘MILGADARA’ – PUTTING LIFE BACK INTO THE SOIL WITH HUMUS COMPOST 01 Feb 2017 /  NSW, GRAINS, ROUND 1 Bill and Rhonda Daly are producing sweet smelling and fertile soils after investing in understanding their landscape and producing humus compost to attain profitable…
‘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…
‘WINONA’ – PASTURE CROPPING THE WAY TO HEALTH 01 Apr 2016 /  NSW, LIVESTOCK, ROUND 1 Colin Seis faced adversity and then struck ‘gold’ in developing a new way to look after the land and his bottom line - building…
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…