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Grazing Naturally Fundamentals Field Day

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Join us at our field day at “Tarrawonga” on Friday 22nd September as we learn the principles of the Grazing Naturally method.

Nature’s Equity’s Dick Richardson will lead an entertaining and instructional day covering the basics of ecology and plant growth, and the fundamentals of Grazing Naturally, a grazing management approach to addressing ecological decline in grazing agriculture in changing climatic and economic conditions. You will learn a farm management system that is highly adaptable for you to implement in a way that suits your style, location and operation.

Wyaga graziers Bryan and Tom Lahey will take us on a tour of ‘Tarrawonga’, where the family run predominately Angus females using Wagyu bulls, and trade cattle depending on the season. Bryan and Tom have a focus on building soil health through grazing management practices, and will explain their cell grazing system and experiments with pasture cropping.

We will also hear from ANZ Regional Executive Jeff Schrale on what’s changing with banking and what it means for your business.

Under the tuition of internationally recognised grazing management leader Dick Richardson, this workshop will set you up to make changes on your own farm. Learn:

    • The value of soil depth and maturity
    • Soil building and the carbon cycle
    • The functioning of ecological communities in relation to soil building
    • How plants, animals and living organisms build soil
    • Understanding soil cover
    • The natural functions of a grazing ecosystem
    • The effects of light and heavy set stocking
    • Why multi paddock rotational grazing systems often work at first, then stagnate and fail
    • Working with natural patterns to generate ecological shift
    • Building soil carbon and soil depth using natural grazing patterns of animals
    • The basics of the Grazing Naturally Method
    • The basics of matching stocking rate to carrying capacity
    • Assessing feed availability using the simple STAC method
    • Practical session on plant health and soil building in the paddock

RSVPs close 8am Tuesday 19th September.

Thank you to our partners Bigambul Native Title Aboriginal Corporation. 

This project received funding from the Queensland Government's Natural Resources Recovery Program and is proudly sponsored by ANZ.

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