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Western division’s true wealth is in grass not animals

‘Wyndham’ field day, Wentworth - Friday 4 November

“Your true wealth lies in your grass not your animals.” That’s the view of grazier, Angus Whyte, and also the theme of the upcoming on-property field day at Angus and Kelly Whyte’s property Wyndham Station north of Wentworth as part of the Western Division Resilient Landscapes Project.

Angus Whyte is a project mentor and has developed a philosophy of working with nature, rather than against it, in the pursuit of profitable production.

His innovative approach to land management has seen ongoing improvement to vegetation cover, soil health and water-use efficiency on Wyndham leading to increased carrying capacity and productivity.

Guest speaker at the Wyndham field day will be Nigel Kerin, 2008 NSW Farmer of the Year, who will lead discussion on topics such as:

  • We are grass sellers, not livestock producers
  • The people cost of not being in control of your income
  • The balance between breeding and trading livestock
  • The cost of not matching stocking rate to carrying capacity
  • Returns per hectare v returns per head
  • It’s hard to be in the black if you are not in the green

The Western Division Resilient Landscapes Project 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 will take place at Wyndham Station, 85 km north of Wentworth on the Old Broken Hill Road, Anabranch South. Morning tea and lunch will be provided and RSVP is requested by 2 November.

This is the fourth and final mentor field day to be held in 2016 as part of the Western Division Resilient Landscapes Project.

For further information or to RSVP, contact Kaye Gottschutzke at the Buronga office of Local Land Services Western Region on tel: 03 5021 9409  mob: 0429 981 331 or email: kaye.gottschutzke@lls.nsw.gov.au

Media contact:  Meg Strang for Local Land Services Western Region - 0429 340 600