Local Landcarers recently visited the property of Stuart & Jan Reid – winner of a Champions of the Catchment Award for their work in taking principles of sustainable grazing management and translating them to the harsh reality of grazing on the Monaro.
Not only have the Reids invested in the development of fencing and water infrastructure on their property to support the system of cell grazing, but over the last 20 years they have persisted, often through trial and error, to develop a system of grazing rotation that is suited to the long cold winters and unpredictable rainfall on the Monaro.
Following the awards dinner on Friday night, there was a bus tour to the Reids property “Murlingbung” to judge first hand the benefits of rotational grazing to both pasture growth and soil health. Amongst the attendees on the tour were Landcare members from the whole of the South East landcare region, which stretches from Wollongong to Eden and up to the Snowy Mountains.
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