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Free KIT Field Day – Bourke, NSW – Postponed

August 20

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID.

New dates will be announced after NSW lockdowns have lifted. Please contact RCS if you have any questions.

Date: Friday 20th August 2021

Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm

Facilitator: Matt Barton

Hosts: Glenn Humbert and Julie Conder

Location: ‘Gurrawarra Station’, West Culgoa Road, Bourke NSW (Download flyer for mudmap)

BYO: Chair, lunch and water

RSVP: By 18th August 2021. Fill out the RSVP form through the button on this page.

KIT Field days are an opportunity for like-minded people to gather on a property to discuss topics relevant to that region and see firsthand how RCS principles are being applied in similar land types and production systems. We encourage you to invite neighbours, staff, family and friends as everyone is welcome.

Discussion Topics

  • Grazing management in the Rangelands
  • Soil carbon sequestration methods and project opportunities
  • Effectiveness of alternatives to exclusion fencing

Brief History

In 2010 while looking for a new challenge and wanting to make a difference, Glenn and Julie moved from Victoria and purchased ‘Gurrawarra’ situated 70 km east, northeast of Bourke.

Their business vision is to have a resilient, profitable and enjoyable grazing business that is ecologically healthy and will support their family’s personal visions.

They are extremely passionate about utilising livestock to regenerate their landscapes.

Gurrawarra is a family-run operation that involves Julie and Glenn with the assistance of their three sons, Jack, Aaron and Luke.

Gurrawarra is a 9969 Ha property with an elevation of 113 m on the west side of the Culgoa River and has an average rainfall of 370 mm that is reliably unreliable.

Rangeland types of Gurrawarra are Northern flood plains, Mitchell grass plains, Gidgee and Brigalow.

After extensive planning, Glenn and Julie have completed infrastructure development of fully reticulating the water supply to 13 new water point cell centres. They have erected 100 km of 2 live wire electric fencing, subdividing Gurrawarra into 53 paddocks. The boundary fence has been upgraded to exclude unwanted grazing pressure of feral goats and kangaroos.

Holistic planned cell grazing is used to manage the grazing pressure across their property to achieve their desired landscape vision and animal performance and production goals.

Glenn and Julie’s current enterprises are Merino ewes joined to terminal, and maternal sires to produce store lambs and wool production. Agistment of cattle is also utilised.

Agenda

9:30am Smoko (tea and coffee provided)

10:00am Introduction to ‘Gurrawarra Station’ by Glenn Humbert and Julie Conder

10:20am Facilitated discussion 

12:30pm Lunch (BYO chair, lunch and water)

1:30pm Property tour and discussion

4:00pm Wrap up and finish

For more information or to discuss having a KIT Day in your region please contact our team.

Details

Date:
August 20
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Organiser

RCS
Phone:
1800 356 004
Email:
info@rcsaustralia.com.au

Venue

‘Gurrawarra Station’
West Culgoa Road
Bourke, NSW 2840 Australia
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