On the ground: real examples
Moxey Farms in the central west of NSW is investing over $50 million dollars to support continued growth and innovation including installation of a new pivot irrigation system which required removal of isolated paddock trees. Approval was provided through the Farm Plan section of the Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code. Find out more here.
Tocal Agricultural College has used the new Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code to make important safety upgrades to its irrigation regime. Tocal College, in the NSW Hunter Valley, operates as an accredited agricultural college model farm, running workshops and field days showing dairy innovations. Find out more here.
Pindari Plains is a 280 hectare property in the central west. Home to a significant community of Grassy White Box Woodlands, which is an Endangered Ecological Community, John and Sue Middenway are using the Land Management Framework to remove invasive cypress and bring the farm back into full production while helping protect and enhance biodiversity. Find out more here.
Glenreagh is located near Glen Innes in the lower altitude sections of the New England Tablelands. It is one of two properties run by Jim and Yvonne Benton who have been farming in the region for over 35 years.The Land Management Framework is giving the Bentons options to sustain their cattle operations through dry times. Find out more here.
Nerinderjeet (known as Nick) bought the property on the mid north coast four years with the specific intention of getting into new berry varieties. Using the Land Management Framework, he will diversify his operation while actively managing a set aside or conservation area. Find out more here. Find out more here.
Elizabeth Farm is a beef producing enterprise on the south coast. Low lying areas of the property are prone to flooding and the presence of feral pests and weeds has impacted areas of the farm. The Land Management Framework is providing the landholders the opportunity to flood-prone flat areas while actively managing a set aside to reduce pests and weed impacts. Find out more here.
Westwood is a cattle grazing property on the NSW Northern Tablelands run by Richard Ogilvie, his wife and two sons. It forms part of an enterprise that includes the Te Angie Hereford stud. Using three parts of the Land Management Code on Westwood, their business is able to be more profitable and productive while ensuring endangered ecological communities are protected. Find out more here.