Does your maximum production approach affect your ability to produce well into the future? This blog discusses some principles for a sustainable approach to farming that can be applied daily.
One of the pillars of sustainability is social welfare. An aspect of social welfare that I think receives little focus is the well-being of farmers.
I am challenging farmers to think differently about how their farm systems are set up, especially in terms of their reliance on concentrates and fertiliser inputs. There is an alternative approach to the current convention.
How low have farmers been able to come with nitrogen fertiliser rates, while still maintaining optimal pasture growth?
Stacking enterprises not only adds an extra stream of revenue but in most cases can reduce or eliminate certain expenses.
Agriculture has not always been a destructive, extractive process. Regenerative agriculture is the solution, providing a renewable source of food.
I encourage you to think about farming from a restorative versus destructive, rather than a livestock versus plant-based perspective.
Weeds are a real nuisance. Dealing with them can be a mission. Read this blog to explore how to tackle this issue on your farm.