Wilmot is an extraordinary property high in the New England Tablelands at Ebor. Set on 1,854ha and at approximately 1,200m above sea level, average annual rainfall of 1,200mm, highly fertile volcanic basalt soils, and complimented by a series of pristine spring fed, year-round natural waterways including five waterfalls, it is quite simply a unique environment for growing cattle.
Prior to the commencement of Wilmot Cattle Company operations in 2008 the property had been conventionally managed. In 2013, a transformation of the property began, moving to more regenerative and holistic management practices, resulting in significant gains in the overall ecological health of the farm.
Today the property is managed in an intensive rotationally grazed system with small numbers of large mobs moving across the landscape, mimicking nature, to create ecological change and improve landscape health and biological function. At shovel depth, our soil organic carbon has improved from 2.5% to 4.5%, with a goal of getting it to 6% by 2023.
We manage risk by using a diverse and fluid livestock inventory made up of breeding, trading, and grass finished cattle, matching feed type and availability to the most suitable class of livestock, with the ability to destock or restock in response to our carrying capacity.
We aspire to harness the climate and our environment, through our regenerative style of farm management, to produce a high quality and consistent natural grass-fed beef product 100% free of grain, hormones, and antibiotics.