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Free Keep In Touch (KIT) Day – Beachport, SA
April 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
KIT 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.
Bring along a chair, water and lunch.
- Pasture cropping: species mix, timing summer/ winter programs.
- Matching animal class to available feed i.e. Breeding stock vs dry stock and trading while meeting regenerative grazing principles.
- Managing Spring feed i.e. Temporary fencing and water point weighing/drafting.
‘Woakwine Station’ has been in the family for five generations and is currently managed by Michael and Helen McCourt and son Peter with an overseer and two station hands.
‘Woakwine’ consists of 3000 hectares of half heavy wet flats and half sandy loam hills over shallow limestone. Pastures include phalaris fescue ryegrass, strawberry and sub clovers and native grasses, clovers and medics. We are currently running 35,000 DSE consisting of 30% breeding cattle 60% trading cattle and 10% trading lambs. All the farm is certified organic however the lamb trading is conventional. Currently one cell of 44 paddocks of about 25 hectares each, is in operation with infrastructure for a second cell under construction. Cattle numbers in the cell vary from 1,300 in the spring to 700 in Autumn.
Our vision is: To leave the land and businesses better than we found them using regenerative principles, providing a legacy for us and future generations.
We are passionate about our role in agriculture to have healthy soil, plants and animals which helps to have healthy people and a healthy planet!
9:30am Smoko (provided)
10:00am Introduction to ‘Woakwine Station’ by Michael and Helen McCourt
10:20am Facilitated discussion
12:30pm Lunch (BYO chair, lunch and water)
1:30pm Property tour and discussion
4:00pm Wrap up and finish