We are a family owned beef cattle property located on the banks of the pristine Paterson river and at the foothills of the Barrington Tops nature reserve near Gresford in the Hunter Valley Nsw.
We have a mixed farming business which includes a breeding section where we run stud bulls selected for temperment, meat quality, and growth which are joined to our Herd of breeders.Once the calves are weaned we educate them in the yards to get them used to being handled, this minimises stress for the rest of their lives. The calves are then put out on to improved pastures to grow.
We also grow improved pastures of rye grass, oats and grazing wheat which are planted around April each year and are strip grazed, moving the cattle along every day, as well as used to cut silage that is stored for use during Summer.These crops are not irrigated meaning we rely on rain to keep the crops growing.
We also have around 15 acres with irrigation mains that gives us the option of irrigating summer crops or pastures giving us some security of feed during dry seasons.We are setting this up to run using low pressure irrigators.
We use regenerative farming practices, focusing on soil health and water retention.Our cattle are moved daily by setting up small paddocks using electric fencing, ensuring our stocking density on that area is high but for only a short period followed by a long rest period.By doing this we get a trampling effect on the paddock which loosens up the soil and lays over grasses that feed the soil.It also fertilizes the soil from the cow manure.The plan is to increase carbon content in the soil by removing it from the atmosphere through growing grasses, and storing it in our soil.
Recently have have expanded our business with the purchase of The Grange, about 1400 acres near Walcha NSW and the lease of 150 acres just down the road from Springhill. We are now looking at what agtech we can add to our business to improve production, sustainability and profitability all while improving our environment.
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Paterson River Road, Gresford New South Wales 2311, Australia
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