- 360 effective ha
- 30ha barley for grain or silage
- 600ml average rainfall
- 1000 breeding Coopdale ewes
- 130 R1 bulls
- 60 R2 bulls
- 230 R1 dairy heifers
- 230 R2 dairy heifers
Why did you decide to join the project?
“This project offers the opportunity to progress our business and to learn best practise to reduce Nitrate leaching. As a dry sheep and beef property with dairy grazing the environmental impacts of our business are not yet fully understood. Profitability is driven by innovation and this project provides that.”
What do you hope to get out of the project?
“Support for future business planning and driving best practice.”
Why do you think it's important?
"With the direction the industry is heading, legislation, river catchment allocation etc. it’s important to have as much information as possible."
How will farmers and the industry benefit?
“Gaining understanding and appreciation for a) what we are doing now and b) what we can do going forwards.
The project can inform industry on making better management and crop decisions to increase nutrient uptake and reduce run off.”
An article relating to the FRNL project was published in Inside Dairy November 2014