Meet Australian cattle & sheep farmers, discover 100 research projects and learn more about what is important to the sustainability of the industry

What cattle and sheep farmers are doing

John Stoate from Anna Plains Station in WA explains why he felt it was important to dedicate 5,500 hectares of his farm to conservation and land management.

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Jim and Yvonne Benton

“Weathervale” is located east of Glen Innes in Northern NSW. The “Weathervale” pasture program run by owners Jim and Yvonne Benton incorporates a system of managed grazing, soil monitoring, strategic fertilizer use, invasive weed control as well as extensive tree planting to create a sustainable, productive and diverse environment to rear young weaner cattle.

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Tony and Barbara Holliss

The Holliss family have always looked at opportunities to adopt new ideas, methods and technology where they can see a benefit for both business and the natural resources they manage within the Pinkett district, southeast of Glen Innes on the Northern Tablelands of NSW.

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Ella Matta White Suffolk & Poll Merino Stud

We aim to improve not only productivity, but the condition of the land and its environment...

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Renata Paliskis

I consider myself fortunate to have worked in the meat and livestock industry most of my working life...

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Ray & Leah Vella

When I look at our cattle, I see them as a plough, slasher and fertiliser – they’re part of a farming operation and play...

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Carol & Stephen Huggins

Woodpark Poll Merino Stud

What you can do

This short film follows three Aussies as they ask questions about their food origins and reconnect with the journey from paddock to plate.

Try to avoid overbuying food. Remember refrigerated foods and fresh fruit and vegetables have a limited shelf life.

By planning a weekly menu, including supplies for morning teas and lunch boxes you can buy what you need and reduce food waste.

You can make your own stock by using leftover beef and lamb, bones and vegetables.

Fresh herbs are an easy way to make your meals more interesting and add more flavour.

A lot of packaging is unnecessary and effort should be taken to avoid buying overly packaged foods.

Get a compost bin or worm farm for your fresh food kitchen waste and use this to fertilise your garden.