Growing Pasture

Growing Pasture: The Grass is greener in Murrabit! John Archard on growing pasture: “Anyone can grow grass in autumn and spring just by throwing nitrogen down. Where this system stands out is its ability to grow quality pasture from March to December. High protein and high ME feed is what keeps your milk volume and components up”. Growing Pasture was last modified: February 24th, 2016 by BioAg

Pasture Case Study, Springhurst Victoria Australia

The Humphry family’s mixed farming operation in north eastern Victoria is ample proof that biological farming can be an efficient and sustainable method of agricultural production. The Humphrys have been successfully implementing and refining biological farming techniques for more than 30 years on their Springhurst district property, “Avondale”, long before such concepts even had a name or credence in the wider agricultural community. During that time, their efforts to restore the natural health and structure of their soils have led to significant improvements in crop yields, grain quality and animal health without the use of conventional fertilisers, herbicides or pesticides. Lindsay Humphry and his brother, Ian, and sister-in-law, Margaret, run a tightly-integrated dairying, beef cattle, fine wool and cropping enterprise on a relatively frugal 575 mm (23 inch) average annual rainfall. The livestock operation includes 260 milking cows (55 percent Holsteins and 45 percent Jerseys) plus 150 heifers and calves; …