Set up a production and financial comparative monitoring plan.
Compare previous production and profitability to projected outcomes.
Aim to balance the soil to establish nitrogen fixing legumes in the pasture sward.
A Perry Lab soil audit and specialist advice will empower the farmer to build soil balance, which is essential for both clover growth and beneficial biological development.
Encourage microbial interaction with plants to develop synthesis to draw down atmospheric nitrogen into the soil.
The addition of Terragen Great Land plus other ingredients including fish and kelp will increase and enhance biology in a balanced soil.
Reduce synthetic nitrogen applications.
Demonstration farms in their first year are achieving up to 60% reduction of synthetic nitrogen applications with an increase in pasture grown.
Activate an Animal Health Enhancement plan.
Supplement animals with trace elements and biological enhancers (Terragen Mylo) to give them enhanced immunity to stress and disease. Expect improved conception rates, lower cell count, improved milk quality and lower animal health costs.
Activate and feed a thriving diverse biological ecosystem.
Continue six-monthly soil monitoring with applications of solid biological friendly fertiliser and liquid biological additives, activators and feeders.
Seed, feed and activate a diverse interactive pasture sward, harmonious to the enhanced biological soil ecosystem.
Different pasture species encourage and sustain different biology and will create a more sustainable balanced growing feed source throughout the season.
Develop and phase in a strategic seasonal pasture management plan.
The different and diverse range of pasture plants and herbs will enable a longer rotation length while improving quality and production. Strategic pasture management will also protect the soil from the effects of overgrazing and help mitigate the negative effects of climatic events.
*Although initial steps involve the replacement of synthetic nitrogen, this system also targets the reduction of phosphate leaching and E.coli and sediment in our waterways, while also assisting with climate challenges and overall enhancement of animal and human health.