On Farm Practices

The agricultural production of our Catchment in the key areas of sugar cane, dairying, beef and horticultural crops have been built around family farm enterprises.

  • Of necessity these enterprises adapt and change as markets and economic factors ebb and flow.
  • Many have had to diversify to survive and now include off farm elements in their business.
  • Researchers and regulators seek to define management outcomes by identifying and codifying desirable practices under such terms as ‚ÄúBest Management Practices‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúIndustry Best Practice‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúWorld‚Äôs Best Practice.‚ÄĚ
  • These are¬†benchmarks against which to measure¬† performance but the terms imply regimentation and compliance.
  • The best outcomes are achieved by individuals utilising their ingenuity and the specific resources available in their individual enterprises..
  • The need to meet the compliance and auditing standards set by a range of government policies and legislation covering agricultural chemicals, food safety and environmental protection has resulted in our farmers being well informed and skilled in implementing environmentally sustainable practices.

For example:   Chemsafe Accreditation,

                         Freshcare Accreditation,

                         Livestock  Production Assurance

                         Environmental Risk Management Plans (ERMPs)

Our rural enterprises have access to the Extension Services of Industry organisations and Government agencies and to the many dedicated individuals who work to help us translate the latest scientific and research findings into practical management outcomes.

Come with us as ¬†we show you some of the many good ‚Äúon ground‚ÄĚ management outcomes being adopted in our key primary industries.

Click on the featured industry links to the right to see the relevant examples.

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