The SA Regenerative Farmers Healthy Soils, Healthy Livestock workshop was held at Tungkillo on Wednesday to help producers identify the best on-farm practices for increased production benefits.
The regional Landcare facilitator programme was supported by the SA Murray-Darling basin natural resources management board and was held at Greg and Deana Mildren’s 35 hectare property that is home to 900 olive trees and 140 Dorper breeders.
The workshop explored the summer animal feed gap, dry soils, struggling pastures and ideas about how to tackle common livestock health issues.
Healthy Soils Australia carbon communicator Walter Jehne and holistic veterinarian Cathie Harvey were guest speakers at the event.
Mr Jehne discussed soil and plant nutrition, while Dr Harvey informed producers about holistic treatment for common livestock health issues.
Natural resources SA Murray-Darling basin sustainable agriculture officer Eliza Rieger said the agricultural knowledge grant that supported the event was an opportunity for groups to hold events in line with their industry’s needs, and choose guest speakers that they are interested in learning from.
”The group chose to hold the workshop at this time of year because it was when they had the most issues regarding animal health,” Ms Rieger said.
“The workshops have gained more and more interest which is a great indication the grants are helping to progress all ideas within agriculture,” she said.