Autumn Farm Tour, No1 2010

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Long term changes local producers have observed and the impacts on their grazing enterprises.

Farm Tour on a Sunday Afternoon

May 16, 1:30-5pm

Torquay Landcare Group's first Farm Tour  for 2010 is planned to be very local with the key ideas to be explored on the day being, ‘long term changes local producers have observed and the impacts on their grazing enterprises over the last thirty years’. 

1:30pm at the farm of Terry & Mary Cliff, ‘Carinva Belted Galloway Stud’, 2115 Hendy Main Road, Bellbrae.  Issues explored through Walk & Talk:

  • rotational grazing,
  • lucern,
  • ‘Evergraze support site’,
  • Roaded catchment.


3:00pm Afternoon tea, served at ‘Woodlands Woolshed’ 1810 Hendy Main Road, Bellbrae
3:30pm The farm ‘Walk and Talk focus will be Murray & Marita Johns’ ‘Integrated Cropping & Grazing Enterprise’ 


RSVP May 12 (numbers needed for catering please)

Given his local knowledge of people and farms, his recently completed BSc(Ag) and his farming enterprise, (crops, seeds, sheep & cattle) Murray Johns has agreed to organize several Farm tours for TLG members during the year. This will be a series of educational ‘Walk & Talks’, where input is provided both by local farmers and other experts in the field. Education of ourselves as farmers is the chief aim of this project.  Contact Murray if you think you would like to join any of the 4-5 tours – plans can be sent once details have been confirmed.  The Farm Tours are funded, thanks to the Department of Primary Industry (DPI). 

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