Climate change

Climate change has the potential to affect agriculture through changes in temperature, rainfall, solar radiation and the interaction of these elements. Extreme events, such as floods and droughts, are forecast.

Our farming unit operates 20,000 hectares of dry land cropping and 3,000 hectares of irrigation and across four diverse properties within the country. Our properties include lots of farms. Forage and fodder crops are produced and utilized by the feedlot and grazing units and cash cropping is also a major component. Our 3,000 hectares of irrigation has been designed to exceed industry best practice, with water use efficiency as its main criteria. While the majority of the irrigated area is based on a gravity fed furrow system, our property uses a lateral move irrigator across its 200 hectares. These developments have been designed to maximize the use of the property’s superior soil types homologating uniform soil types into management zones to improve water management and nutrient efficiencies. Storages totaling 50,000 megalitres across the variety of properties, consisting of predominantly high flow water harvesting, service the irrigated cropping area using highly efficient flood lifter pumps and high capacity gravity off-take.