Resilient Sustainable Agriculture
This project provides farmers with training on the latest innovations in sustainable agriculture. The project highlights the importance of biodiversity in the farm enterprise, through enhancing vegetation and groundcover. Topics include planning for rotational grazing, pasture management, land use capability mapping, landscape water use efficiency, animal requirements, plant identification, soil structure and the importance of carbon for soil health. The project will be delivered in partnership with Agriculture Victoria and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
Project activities and topics will include:
- Shut the gate stock containment
- Land class site visit
- Native grass ID
- Rotational grazing
- Fencing/water design
- How to grow the feed
- Pasture Varieties
- Stock handling
- Animal nutrition
The productivity and biodiversity benefits of shade and shelter on a farm have been well research and documented. Click the link below to access a factsheet on making the most of shade and shelter prepared by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries
The following report was prepared by the Basalt to Bay Landcare Network:
Presentation by Dr Ian Holmes DEDJTR District Veterinary Officer – Benalla on the effects of extreme weather on animal welfare.