North Burnett couple announced as 2022 Scholarship beneficiaries

Joel and Emma Muirhead have been chosen by the Selection Panel as the recipients of the 2022 Lachlan Hughes Foundation Scholarship. Joel and Emma run their own beef cattle enterprise, are passionate about regenerative agriculture, strive to be exceptional land managers, and are very community focused. The Muirhead’s own ‘Twin Rivers’ near Mundubbera and ‘Telemark’…

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2021 Scholar presents at Beef Forum

Beau North and fiancee Katherine travelled from Sarina to Roma in late November as Beau had been asked to be a guest speaker at the Young Beef Producers Forum held at the Bungil Cultural Centre. The presentation had all the ingredients of a professional speech and was extremely well received by the 250 attendees. He…

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ABC TV Landline comes to visit

The phone rang one day in mid July at Dulacca Downs and you’ll never guess who it was – Pip Courtney from ABC TV Landline! She asked if we would allow her to do a segment on the Lachlan Hughes Foundation. “I’ll get back to you Pip, we’ll sleep on it,” came the reply from Philip.…

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Natural Sequence Farming Course

The popular Natural Sequence Farming Course was fully booked for the four day course from 30th August to 2nd September. This is the second NSF course to be held at Dulacca Downs, home of Philip and Adele Hughes. Participants, keen to gain a greater understanding of how the natural landscape functions, travelled from near and far to attend the…

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Biodynamics & the art of making tea

Do you remember Cat Stevens famous song “Tea for the Tillerman”? A “tillerman” is a man who tills (i.e. prepares ground for planting seeds) and it takes great art to get this process right so everything can function correctly together – soil, microbes, moisture, atmosphere, seeds. Compost teas are just one method of ensuring that…

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Past, Present and Planned

Over the many years man has been grazing and farming in Australia the soils have become depleted of nutrients, water run-off and lack of retention has occurred at a great rate and stock numbers have become increasingly difficult to maintain in the over worked paddocks. This MUST be addressed before it’s too late! It was Lachlan’s…

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Farming Matters – For our Love of the Land

Allan Savory’s Holistic Management is one of the foundations of regenerative agriculture. During the Australian Holistic Management Co-operative’s 2021 Conference, Allan, along with an array of other diverse and well qualified presenters, explored how we can respond to environmental stewardship, climate variability, innovation, developments in natural capital and the growing consumer demand for sustainable regenerative…

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Natural Sequence Farming and social distancing proved compatible

Cobwebs were brushed off the old shearing shed, a COVID Safe Event Plan Category 3 was completed, 10 litres of hand sanitiser, paper towels and hospital grade disinfectant were purchased. Queensland Health social distancing and hand washing signs were printed, laminated and nailed up to enable a Natural Sequence Farming Course to be held over…

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