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Great turnout for on-property field day at Wyndham Station

A strong turnout of 35 people attended the on-property field day at Wyndham Station in the Wentworth area on 4 November, where they learnt the value of achieving land consistency, which can ultimately result in increased stock capacity and productivity.

With the theme of the day being “your true wealth lies in grass not your animals”, attendees were educated and informed about working with nature and ensuring that their land consistently improves while continuing to produce a quality product.

This message ties in with the philosophy of Western Division Resilient Landscapes Project mentor, Angus Whyte who hosted the field day.

Mr Whyte is a firm believer in landholders continually working to improve their vegetation cover, soil health and water-use efficiency, as it will lead to increased carry capacity and productivity.

Western Local Land Services Senior Land Services Officer, Kaye Gottschutzke said all the ideas and information put forward by Mr Whyte and guest speaker, 2008 NSW Farmer of the Year Nigel Kerin, offered great food for thought for those at the field day.

“Angus and Nigel did a great job getting their message across and everyone was really interested in what they had to say,” said Ms Gottschutzke.

“Some of the ideas around being grass sellers, not livestock producers and looking at returns per hectare versus returns per head had people thinking about how they’re currently running their properties.

“It was a great day and I’m sure everyone got a lot out of it.”

The field day was organised through the Western Division Resilient Landscapes Project, which is a partnership between Local Land Services and Soils for Life, a non-government, not-for-profit organisation that encourages landholders to adopt regenerative landscape management techniques while maintaining or increasing production.

The Wyndham field day was the final in a series of mentor hosted field days held this year.

Other field days were hosted at “Gurrawarra” and “Dungarvan” via Bourke, and more recently “Gilgunnia” via Cobar.

For more information regarding the Wyndham field day, contact Ms Gottschutzke on 0429 981 331.

Media contact: Charlie Whiteley 0428 679 974.