By using sustainable methods, we are increasing the root systems and soil quality which in return helps us to be more drought and flood resistant.
By making the soil more like a sponge when it rains and having a thick stand of pasture helps to keep a cover on the soil in times of drought which helps to prevent drying out.
We aim to give all our animals the best lives and respect by our practise and allowing them to live the way nature intended (always on the move) grazing the pastures that are growing in root structure, quality and quantity after every rotation around our property.
The best part is we are providing our community and beyond with the most nutrient dense produce we possibly can while working with nature & regenerating our land.
"Pasture raised eggs are not the only reward in our style of pastured farming".
We use our chickens as a clean-up crew behind the cattle as much as possible to spread manure, eat grass hopers, fly larvae and any other insects they can find as well as lot of grasses. Producing the most natural nitrogen rich fertilisers to feed the pastures and soil. In return producing the most nutrient dense, ethically produced, delicious eggs for our local community to enjoy.
Moving our meat chickens daily is a more intensive fertilising system & a faster recovery for the pastures. They are also eating machines so they are in turn pooping machines adding natural nitrogen, phosphorous & potassium along with trace elements of zinc, copper & magnesium.
We make the bedding for the brooders from unwanted saplings turning them into woodchips. We then we use the woodchips to form contour banks to slow water movement down, which allows the water to soak into the ground taking with it all the goodness from that poop & broken down chips.
The earthworms LOVE it!
"Natures Bull dozers".
Our pigs are used as little bulldozers and are used on overgrown areas of the property. Through using their natural instincts to root around and upturn the plants, making mud wallows and dust bathes they are crushing, they are removing unwanted shrubs and bushes, fertilising and also breaking the ground ready for new crops.
We always follow the pigs with a multi species cover crop of grasses, legumes, Forbes, brassicas and flowers. The mix will depend on what we are trying to achieve in that area. Our pigs are also fed only the best grain, and also help reduce food waste as we collect fruit and vegetables from local shops to save it going to landfill.
"Our cattle are 100% grass fed and finished, our pastures are chemical free".
Holistic planed grazing is using animals as a tool to graze, trample and fertilise with there waste product. By putting them in a smaller area for a short period (no longer 24 hours) ensuring they graze on all species of pasture, which in turn gives the cattle a more balanced diet & also ensures high animal impact in the designated area.
Planning also ensures we give pastures sufficient time to recover & regenerate. This time can range anywhere between 30/120 days depending on time of year. Planning begins months before the animals step foot in the paddock.