Communities in Transition
for Queensland Communities
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Best practice grazing
Open Resolve Funds Management (Pty Limited) is a funds and asset management business, specialising in Australian grazing investments. This is achieved through selectively implementing innovative regenerative land management practices, in partnership with share-grazeries, to increase the capacity of grazing land for the long term benefit of investors and stakeholders.
Vicsuper, Winlaton, Victoria
In the early 2000s, Kilter Rural had convinced VicSuper to commit more than $200 million into a “greenfields” farm investment. From 2007 onwards it selected 35 farms. The Kilter Rural founders were trained in natural resource management (NRM) with a passion for the environment.
Ecological estate' has been progressively fenced, protected and restored, Rotational grazing on the native forage for a flock of 3,000 merino ewes, Heavy infusion with composts and organic matter, Returns in excess of 8% on capital invested per year, through blending three income sources - agricultural produce, interacting with the water market and through available eco-market.
Grazing BPM - A Green Future (You Tube)
A number of families in Queensland have been able to demonstrate how the grazing industry can be sustainable in Australia. It has taken a combination of education, new skills and the will to make it work.
Wide Open Agriculture, Williams, Western Australia
Wide Open Agriculture 100% owns and operates three subsidiary companies that allow a complete vertical integration from regenerating landscapes to providing informed customers with a meaningful food experience. The company manages land assets by purchasing land through innovative financing platforms and partnering with regenerative farmers to restore the natural ecology and long-term productivity of the Wheatbelt. By acquiring land to lease back to it's farmer-partners, they hope to transition up to 100,000 hectares of land to natural functionality and deliver 4 returns to the environment and the regional community. http://www.wideopenagriculture.com.au/about/who-we-are
Dukes Plain,Theodore, Qld
Comprehensively monitored and measured time-controlled cell grazing, Soil improvement using biodynamic methods, All organic management, 30% productivity increase with gross margins between $64-$113 per hectare
Beetaloo Satation, Darwin, NT
Delivering a reliable water supply to support grazing across vast areas of previously unused native rangelands, Establishing smaller paddocks on a very large scale to concentrate grazing animals to ensure managed use of pastures and continuing improvement of soils, Significant increase in carrying capacity – 100,000 head of cattle
Bokhara Plains, Brewarrina, NSW
Using stock to break up claypan, Holistic Management techniques to regenerate the rangeland, Stock trading to balance stocking rate with pasture availability, Diversifying into tourism, Carrying capacity almost doubled to over 100 DSE days per hectare per 100mm rainfall.
Lana, Uralla, NSW
Holistic Management against 10 key principles, Time-controlled rotational grazing using stock for nutrient movement, enhancing soil fertility and vegetation management, Carrying capacity increased from 8,000 to 20,000 DSE, even through reduced rainfall and drought, Wool quality improvement in strength and micron, Increased lambing and calving rates & Reduced labour requirements from one person per 5,000 DSE to one per 12,000 DSE.
A Dry Hope
Khory Hancock's 'A DRY HOPE' showcases real life examples of 'regenerative agriculture' in outback Australia and Africa. The film shows complete transformations of deteriorated landscapes from desert to carbon and vegetation rich country. It delves into how grazing can be used to reverse desertification of grasslands.