Mainland Dairy Farmers see how it’s done in Tasmania

Originally posted January 27, 2017

This week, a group of dairy farmers from south-west Victoria and south-east South Australia toured Tasmania as part of an irrigation study tour. The group was very diverse, comprising both the new and old generation of farmers and operating farms from 250 to over 2,000 cows. The group gained an appreciation for the different growing conditions and farming methods applied in Tasmania.

As part of this tour, the group visited Blythe Vale, one of the Sustainable Agriculture Fund’s dairy farms. This high performing farm is operated by Wayne and Caroline Saward, who have been finalists for Tasmanian sharefarmer of the year for the past two years.

The group not only saw first hand agCap’s involvement in the national irrigation efficiency research project, but also got a better understanding of how agCap operates and its approach to sustainable dairy farming.

agCap understands the benefits of visiting different farming regions. Each year, agCap sends its sharefarmers to different regions to gain further insights.