Australia is looking to its farmers to bolster the amount of carbon held in soil as part of its plan to become carbon neutral by the middle of the century, but it is not clear to what extent carbon could become a commodity.
Stuart Austin, General Manager of Wilmot Cattle Company, notes subtle changes in the landscape each time he shifts cattle to fresh pasture at the 1854-hectare-property on the Ebor Plateau of Northern NSW. Native plants are emerging and the pasture biomass…
Alasdair Macleod’s Macdoch Ag Group purchased Wilmot, in the New England region of NSW, with the dream of finding a better way to graze. With an early career in the financial sector and a family background in farming, he saw great potential…
For Wilmot Cattle Co, it was a shift in grazing management philosophy that was instrumental to turning the beef production business around to becoming a more productive and financially resilient business and as a consequence has radically improved the ecological health of their soil….
Wilmot Cattle Co’s pioneering carbon credit deal with global tech giant, Microsoft has caught the attention of farmers, investors, corporates and everyone in between – proving that carbon farming can in fact be profitable, when measured.
Just a gentle reminder yesterday afternoon of who really runs the show…⛈⛈💦💦💦The radar shot is at 4.35pm, the start of the video is an hour later. That big red dot sat right there and didn’t let up for 1.5hrs. The Maida Vale house had 165mm of rain, and the Wilmot house 97mm. I’ve never seen flash flooding like this, and then this morning it was like nothing had ever happened, she’s a hard task master…!Bit of flood fencing to do now… ... See MoreSee Less
🌟 MaiaGrazing Wilmot Field Day 2022 🌟February 23rd & 24th, 2022Wilmot Woolshed, HernaniTheme: Growing your Natural CapitalFull speaker lineup to come, but amongst the headline acts will be Dick Richardson from Grazing Naturally and Stuart Andrews from Tarwyn Park Training and Forage Farms. The packed agenda will include:Day 1- What is Natural Capital? Why is it important? Why should you focus on it? How does a landscape function?- Stories from Graziers who have transitioned their thinking to a focus on building natural capital- Paradigm busting…- Practice change…with more stories from Graziers who are making it happen!Day 2 - Deep dive into what, why, and how to undertake a soil carbon project- In the paddock - discussing landscape function, building natural capital and examples of practice change. We hope you can join us! Plenty more details to come, book your early bird tickets here: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/228643698457... See MoreSee Less
🍀🐂🌳 What an extraordinary year… 🌳🐂🍀2021 will be remembered by the Wilmot Cattle Co team for many reasons. 💦 Another cracking season rainfall wise on the back of 2020, led to an abundance of grass and endless opportunities. 🐂 Fundamentally, given the market dynamics, a large part of our management included managing risk. We worked hard to trade cattle by the KLR Marketing principles, always looking at what we could sell this month, and what we would replace them with, which largely alleviated market risk by trading consistently in the same market. ☘️ Feed budgeting remained as critical as ever, as although there was an abundance of feed, we needed to always be aware of our feed inventory in order to capitalise on the opportunities the market was presenting us. MaiaGrazing was critical to plan how we used that feed, what class of animal consumed it, and which were our best and worst performing paddocks and cells, and why. The RCS - Resource Consulting Services Grazing Principles continues to guide our grazing management every day! 🌳 We planted over 10,000 trees across the three farms, continuing to improve biodiversity and balance the ecosystem. 👉 Underpinning all this was our ever improving natural capital, and our focus on continuous improvement of soil health, pasture diversity, waterway health, and whole of ecosystem biodiversity. We have participated in, or have baselined for, numerous natural capital initiatives, very capably advised and assisted by the team at Impact Ag.✅ Finally, the year culminated in spectacular fashion with the acquisition of a fourth farm. Approximately 6,000 acres in the Inverell district with incredible natural waterways and beautiful rich black soil. We can’t wait to put our stamp on it with some pasture development and wire and water. We have shared a lot of our story over the last 12 months and we really hope that has helped our peers and industry consider new ideas, new opportunities, and an alternative view on the land we manage. There are many to thank for helping us share this story, but it’s been humbling to have been featured by Meat & Livestock Australia, Australian Good Meat, and the National Farmers' Federation. ➡️ See you at Wilmot for the Field Day, Feb 23/24. 🌟 Bring on 2022!! 🌟 ... See MoreSee Less