Category Archives: Environment

We are all in this together-Weed control

At this time of the year, every year we spend a lot of time controlling weeds. If left unchecked our pastures would become full of unpalatable and unproductive plants and our tree plantings would be overrun by these exotic invaders. The … Continue reading

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Summer mornings

I don’t know how many times I have had the conservation. ‘You’re a dairy farmer, all those wet cold early mornings, that must be tough.’ I won’t deny some mornings I’d rather stay in bed. But, l’m a dairy farmer … Continue reading

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More than cows, grass & milk

There is a lot more to our farm than cows and green grass! Around 25% of the land we manage isn’t used for agriculture. Like most dairy farms we have extensive plantings of native vegetation and wetlands. We have recently been … Continue reading

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Dairy farmers have reduce methane emissions by 28% since 1980

As a farmer sometimes it feels like non farmers think of us as slow country folk who still farm as our forefathers did or profit driven, chemical lovin, nutters who care for nothing but our back pocket. The reality for … Continue reading

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Lights cameras action

I spent some time on the other side of the camera yesterday. We had a film crew here who were doing a series of stories for DAFF (Federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) on the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emission’s from … Continue reading

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Water ‘n Poo

Today I’ll be setting up to pump effluent onto some recently grazed pastures. Every time I do this task I can’t get one song out of my head it’s Will Gilmer’s Water ‘n Poo. This song has been around for … Continue reading

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Tree Planting Season

  Every year we have a tree planting program on the farm. Whilst we talk about “going tree planting” it’s not just trees. We plant, shrubs, grasses and even small herbaceous plants. All the species used are indigenous to our area and grown from seed … Continue reading

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Swans nesting

Black Swans are regular visitors to the wetlands and dams around the farm.  We are half way between two significant water bird habitats, the RAMSAR listed Corner Inlet and Andersons Inlet and seem to be a regular stop over destination. … Continue reading

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