On the ground: real examples
Rennylea Angus is a family run Angus cattle stud in southern NSW. Rennylea Angus needed to drought-proof the enterprise and ensure it remained profitable and sustainable through dry times. The enterprise has used the Land Management Code to facilitate the installation of the new irrigation system for efficient and reliable production of home-grown fodder. Find out more here .
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 .
Coolringdon is a grazing property with links to the earliest settlement of the Monaro district around the 1830s. Management needed advice on groundcover treatment within the legislative framework. Help from Local Land Services gave Coolringdon management the clarity it needed to proceed with its plan to establish a greater area of improved pasture to achieve the desired production levels. 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.
Summerland House Farm is a disability service enterprise on the north coast that includes a working farm. During planning for expanded avocado production an endangered Rosewood mistletoe species was identified. A win-win solution was found under the Land Management Code that allowed for production and conservation outcomes. Find out more here.
Junjira is in the Capertee Valley which is one of three breeding areas used by the critically endangered Regent honeyeater, a small woodland bird once common across eastern Australia. Junjira is one of the properties that is part of a project to enhance and restore habitat for the species. However some of the revegetation areas had grown too densely and are being thinned under the Land Management Code to improve the quality of the habitat area. Find out more here.
Wyoming is a mixed enterprise at North Star in north-west NSW. Management of Wyoming wanted to reorganise the property to improve profitability and environmental outcomes. Local Land Services worked with management to approve a Farm Plan Code certificate under the Land Management Code which allowed both outcomes to be achieved. Find out more here.
Bellenbar is a large property near Fords Bridge in far west NSW. It has significantly reduced agricultural productivity and profitability due to the dominance of invasive native species, resulting from limited native grass growth. Under the Land Management Code, the invasive species will be gradually removed and rotational grazing of goats to help ensure the former scrub dominated areas are maintained as natural grassy open woodland. Find out more here.
Wilgo is a dairy farm that has been owned by the Salway family since the 1870s. It is run by Aaron Salway, who is the sixth generation on the land and his wife Emma Ringland who is also a fifth generation dairy farmer. They used the Land Management Code to open up new areas of pasture and control invasive native species in order to make the property more viable in the long term and reduce the need for agistment in dry times. Find out more here .
Strathalynne is a grazing property that has been in the Chaffey family's hands since the 1950s. In recent decades the shrubby woodland has been regrowing, reducing the farm's carrying capacity and particularly affecting a sheltered area which acts as the property's main breeding paddock. Based on historical records, approval has been given under the Land Management Code's Continuing Use section to thin that area to encourage native pasture growth. Find out more here.
Kristian and his family are fulfilling a dream to be sustainable primary producers in the Northern Rivers. Their newly purchased proeprty needs a lot of work to get it to a productive and environmentally healthy state. The family is using tools under the Land Management Code as well as Private Native Forestry to develop an integrated operation, while working with the natural environment. 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.
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.
Private Native Forestry case studies
Pine Ridge is a grazing property in Central NSW, north-east of Dubbo. Owner, Norm Arkell and his family have been farming the property since 1978, predominantly for beef cattle production but they have more recently expanded into boer goats as well. The drought has affected productivity at Pine Ridge and the Arkells have worked with Local Land Services to receive approval for a Private Native Forestry plan to provide an additional income stream. Find out more here.
The Hurford Group is a family forestry and hardwood timber business that started on the NSW North Coast in the 1930s and now employs more than 300 people. Warrazambil is a Hurford property that has a Private Native Forestry plan on it. Private Native Forestry plays a critical role in Hurford's operations. Find out more here.