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Grass Fed Beef and Lamb

Running of cattle and sheep together has given us a powerful ecological tool for repair and rehabilitation of our pastures. The ‘Herd Effect’ and ‘Animal Impact’ are tools that we have used through our grazing system to repair and restore problem areas, increasing total yield. This allows us to grow all of our meat the way nature intended – from grass.

Eric R. J. Harvey

Eric is a member of Stipa Native Grass Association, Australian Simmental Breeders Association, Australian Professional Woolclassers Association At Gilgai Farms he regularly host field days and training days for a number of organizations wishing to showcase and teach regenerative and sustainable agricultural practices.

Ecological Farming Systems

Gilgai Farm’s ecological farming system promotes an increase in biodiversity to build a resilient ecosystem able to withstand fluctuations in temperatures, rainfall patterns and climate variability while producing healthy and nutritious, quality foods.

Biological Farming

By restoring a chain of ponds system and wetland areas we are rehydrating our landscape to recreate the naturally fertile conditions of the land prior to European settlement. Compost teas are restoring our soil microbial activity which has produced astounding results.

Chain of ponds on Gilgai Farms

Biological Farming

We have made our own compost and then extracted beneficial soil microbes from these composts. This extraction is then sprayed on our soils as Compost Tea. The results have been astounding.This process has enabled us to triple our carrying capacity from 2006 to 2008. This has been achieved by growing more feed with less rainfall.

In 2007 we averaged 4.7 tonnes of feed grown for the year/ha on 605mm of rain.

In 2008 we averaged 8.1 tonnes of feed grown for the year/ha on 579mm of rainfall.

Not only have we increased the amount of food grown on less rainfall, we have also increased the nutritional value of our pastures. The chart below shows our results in February of 2010, tested by the Wagga Wagga Feed Quality Testing Laboratory.

 RESULTS

 UNITS

 With Compost Tea

Without Compost Tea

% INCREASE

 Dry Matter

%

 31.5

54.4

-73

 Crude Protein

%

 12.8

9.9

29

 Dry Matter Digestibility

%

55

47

17

 Metabolisable Energy

 MJ/kgDM

 7.8

6.5

20