Tim Wright needed to change especially when the drought occurred in the early 80’s. Water and feed were in short supply and his lack of planning as to when to move stock had led to over grazing and subsequently under utilization of pasture.
Once he reduced the paddock size using permanent fencing, reticulated water with gravitational feed – as he said he was lucky to have some creeks – he got through tough times with very little rainfall. Changes saw Tim remove his hay shed, destock and use his judgement gained from experience to still get growth due to his biological management establishing increased ground cover. He now has no need for fertiliser or for making hay and even with a high DSE stocking rate he manages with only his son and contract labour thus reducing his costs in this area as well.
This clip is a sneak peek of our “Walk the Talk” September 2014 with Tim Wright.
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