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Is hay in the shed like money in the bank?

The season in SA and Tassie is particularly tight right now with little or no useful rain since early January and a generally failed 2023 spring prior to that. Right now, across southern Australia and much of the eastern NSW, you won’t need to drive far out into the countryside to see cattle and sheep grazing (and lying on) hay and silage trails lined across paddocks.

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Soil health, human health, energy and economics

John Kempf, a visionary in regenerative agriculture, founded Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA) to revolutionise farming practices. A respected expert in biological and regenerative systems, John’s mission is to empower farmers worldwide with the knowledge and tools for a healthier, more sustainable food system. AEA’s impact extends from healthier soils to thriving communities.

John hosts the acclaimed Regenerative Agriculture Podcast, sharing cutting-edge insights from scientists and leading growers on implementing these transformative practices. Prepare to be inspired as John delves into the profound connections between soil health, human health, energy, and economics.

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Grazing for Profit in Toowoomba 2023

What is the Next Boost in Your Grazing Business?

Unlock the Secrets to a Thriving, Sustainable Grazing Operation! In this video and blog post, David McLean, RCS’s Chief of Delivery, spills the tea on building a successful grazing business. It’s not just about cows and grass (although those are important!). Discover how to find the perfect balance between practical skills, smart choices, and a long-term vision.

We’ll dive deep into the foundational principles and strategies that can make your grazing operation both profitable and environmentally responsible. Learn how to:

Maximise your profits (without sacrificing your land!)
Make sound decisions for a healthy herd and ecosystem.
Plan for a thriving future in the grazing industry.

Ready to take your grazing operation to the next level? Watch now!

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How palates link foodscapes, landscapes, heartscapes and thoughtscapes.

Fred is professor emeritus of Behavioural Ecology in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University. For over 30 years, he directed an award-winning research group that pioneered an understanding of how learning influences foraging behaviour and how behaviour links soils and plants with herbivores and humans. Fred is one of the founders of BEHAVE, an international network of scientists and land managers committed to integrating behavioural principles with local knowledge to enhance environmental, economic, and cultural values of communities. He’s author of 300 research papers and several books including Nourishment.

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Revolutionising Organic Agriculture: The Burnham Family’s Journey of Innovation and Community at Bonnie Doone.

In the rolling landscapes just outside the picturesque town of Monto in Queensland, there exists a place called ‘Bonnie Doone.’ It’s not to be confused with the namesake from the movie The Castle, though in some ways, the story of Bonnie Doone and its stewards, Carly and Grant Burnham, bears a striking resemblance to the lovable Kerrigans. Just as the Kerrigans cherish their close-knit family, values, and community, so too do Carly, Grant, and their family. Their story is one of warmth, resilience, and an unwavering commitment to principles that extend far beyond the boundaries of their 8000-hectare organic beef cattle property.

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David McLean

Unearth the possibilities of your agricultural business with FarmEye

In the heartland of Australia, where vast stretches of land help feed the nation, agriculture is king. For time-poor Aussie producers, every decision matters, every crop counts, every animal is valued and every dollar is hard-earned. RCS has provided producers with cutting-edge tools and insights for agricultural economic analysis since 1993. Two decades ago, RCS introduced ProfitProbe, a groundbreaking tool that has since become a cornerstone of economic data collection and analysis for agricultural enterprises across Australia.

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Terry McCosker

So, another El Nino has been declared…

Another El Niño event has been officially declared, and for many, the memories of 2019 still loom large. That year brought harsh dry conditions, devastating bushfires, and widespread pain throughout the country. Now, as the media begins to craft a narrative of fear around the possibility of a repeat scenario, it’s crucial to understand the implications of this climate phenomenon, particularly its impact on Eastern Australia’s rainfall patterns during the winter and spring seasons.

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RCS Principle based management equals carbon sequestration.

Huge congratulations to Carly and Grant Burnham of Bonnie Doone QLD. Both RCS Grazing for Profit® and ExecutiveLink® graduates, Carly and Grant Burnham, North Burnett graziers, have received a record-breaking 94,666 Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) from the Clean Energy Regulator for their soil carbon farming project at Bonnie Doone QLD. This marks the largest allocation for an individual project in Australia. They partnered RCS’ sister company CarbonLink on this 5,275-hectare initiative in 2016

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