Holistic grazing management secrets on show

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A special on-farm event to discuss the role of holistic grazing management in long term farm sustainability is an opportunity not to be missed.

The special event is being sponsored by NutriSoil and will take place on Wednesday June 16 in Brungle NSW on a property operated by Brooke French.

NutriSoil director Nakala Maddock said NutriSoil was approached about sponsoring the event and jumped at the opportunity straight away. NutriSoil is a family owned business who produce a biological liquid worm fertiliser.

“We are passionate about connecting farmers with each other and specialists in the regenerative agriculture field. Our product complements a holistic approach to farm management, which is why we are always keen to team up with like minded businesses, educators and experts to help farmers network.

“Brooke contacted me not long ago with the idea of holding an event to give others in her region access to the principles of grazing management from consultant Graeme Hand,” Mrs Maddock said.

Brooke French manages 932 acres in Brungle, just north of Tumut in NSW. During the recent drought Brooke (like many others) made the decision to destock, in the process opening her property up to campers.

“I could see the need to give my grasses and pastures a rest. There is a lot of information out there about different types of grazing management, which can get quite confusing.

“I heard Graeme Hand speak recently and his holistic grazing management principles really resonated with me; I wanted to learn more and I thought others would like the same opportunity,” Ms French said.

The event will run from 10am to 4pm and includes discussion and presentations from Mr Hand who is a consultant with Hand for the Land, Australia’s leading holistic land management and training consultancy. It will also include a presentation from Nakala Maddock on the science of vermiculture (the science behind NutriSoil’s product) and its connection to human health.

Mrs Maddock said Graeme runs beef farms in Tasmania and NSW, he is the CEO of Stipa Native Grasses Association and has a long history of involvement in the meat industry, sustainable family farming and delivering workshops in holistic management, particularly grazing.

“NutriSoil aims to support farmers in their journey to soil health, plant health, stock health and human health. Our overall vision is empowering farmers to produce life enriching food, and this is another step in achieving that,” she said.

Tickets for the event cost $40 which includes all catering and are available through Humanitix (www.humanitix.com) by searching NutriSoil Special Event. Alternatively, anyone interested in finding out more can phone NutriSoil on (02) 6020 9679 or email events@nutrisoil.com.au.

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