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Innovation Case Studies

Welcome to the Bestprac Case Study Series, which focus on a producer who is doing something new, unique and interesting in their business.

Although each case study is different, they are designed to provide you with the tools and information you need to consider applying the new approach, way of thinking, technology or process to your business.

The case studies look at what drove the innovation, how it was implemented, the results that have been seen and enjoyed, lessons learnt and how it could be adapted and implemented by rangelands producers around the country.

Livestock Management Case Studies

Control strategy gets the Goat

There’s no such thing as a free lunch when it comes to feral goats. While the sale of feral goats can provide some additional income to producers, they are estimated to eat roughly the same amount of vegetation as sheep, and their hidden cost...

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Ewe Turn: Using Genetics to tackle fly strike

Breech and bodystrike can be major issues for pastoral wool growers. Bestprac has released another Innovation Case Study focusing on using objective and subjective genetic tools to remove wrinkle.

The case study features David Thompson and his...

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Select Twin-Bearing Ewes For More Lambs

Goondiwindi vet Dr Mike Rival sees many Merino wool producers fail to maximise the number of lambs on the ground through a lack of attention to ewe selection and nutrition. The old adage of breeders to breed ‘one good lamb’ is faulty, Dr Rival...

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Biteback

For producers living south of the Dog Fence in the sheep pastoral zone of the SA Arid Lands region, wild dogs have become an increasing problem.

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Weather Watch

Susan and Ben Carn run a 10,000 hectare property just out of Quorn in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia.

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Property Management Case Studies

Managing climate risk: the new age of dynamical modelling

A new age of dynamical modelling for seasonal outlooks has been introduced by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and will provide farmers, who are keen to accurately manage their climate risk, a new valuable tool for informed decision making.

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Control strategy gets the Goat

There’s no such thing as a free lunch when it comes to feral goats. While the sale of feral goats can provide some additional income to producers, they are estimated to eat roughly the same amount of vegetation as sheep, and their hidden cost...

read more


Looking at Wirrealpa through new eyes

This case study tells how a sequence of events since 2009 has allowed Warren and Barbara to see their station through new eyes. View full case study here.

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Tackling erosion at Willow Springs

This case study tells how Brendan and Carmel became involved in Ecosystem Management Understanding (EMU)™ and outlines some of the intervention works undertaken to improve land management and production.View full case study here

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Making sheds a ‘shear delight’

For all wool producers, shearing sheds are an important tool of the trade. Bestprac has spent the last month researching different shearing shed redevelopments to provide tips and learning’s to the Bestprac network.

The latest innovation case...

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Award winning business strategies for rangeland producers

This case study focuses on Andrew Dufty, a successful and motivated farmer from western Victoria. Andrew has a message and focus that can be applied to any business; including rangeland businesses.

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Biteback

For producers living south of the Dog Fence in the sheep pastoral zone of the SA Arid Lands region, wild dogs have become an increasing problem.

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Ben and Susan Carn - Technological Strategy

“Wootoona” Near Quorn in the Upper North of South Australia Prepared by John Squires (Rural Directions Pty Ltd) with Ben and Susan Carn

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Graham and Cathy Finlayson - Environmental Strategy

Bokhara Plains, 35km North of Brewarrina, NSW Prepared by Sally Ware (NSW Department of Industry & Investment) with Graham and Cathy Finlayson

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Environment Management Case Studies

Managing climate risk: the new age of dynamical modelling

A new age of dynamical modelling for seasonal outlooks has been introduced by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and will provide farmers, who are keen to accurately manage their climate risk, a new valuable tool for informed decision making.

read more


Control strategy gets the Goat

There’s no such thing as a free lunch when it comes to feral goats. While the sale of feral goats can provide some additional income to producers, they are estimated to eat roughly the same amount of vegetation as sheep, and their hidden cost...

read more


Looking at Wirrealpa through new eyes

This case study tells how a sequence of events since 2009 has allowed Warren and Barbara to see their station through new eyes. View full case study here.

read more


Tackling erosion at Willow Springs

This case study tells how Brendan and Carmel became involved in Ecosystem Management Understanding (EMU)™ and outlines some of the intervention works undertaken to improve land management and production.View full case study here

read more


Harvey family - Economic Strategy

Coping with a variable climate: Making the most from every drop of rainfall Eric, Wendy, Luke and Karissa Harvey, Dubbo, in Central West NSW Prepared by Mark Gardner (Vanguard Business Services) with Eric Harvey

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John Parnell - Environmental Strategy

The Use Of Old Man Saltbush In Assisting With A Changing Climate And Noting The Production Consequences Glenroy Estate, Via Carrieton, South Australia Prepared by John Parnell with Wendy Davidson (Wendy Davidson Enterprises)

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Coping With Climate Change

Climate Change and the Pastoral Industry in the Murchison - A Case Study Peter Nash, Senior Consultant, Coastal Zone Management Pty Ltd presented at Climate Change Forum WA, May 2010

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Ben and Susan Carn - Technological Strategy

“Wootoona” Near Quorn in the Upper North of South Australia Prepared by John Squires (Rural Directions Pty Ltd) with Ben and Susan Carn

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Graham and Cathy Finlayson - Environmental Strategy

Bokhara Plains, 35km North of Brewarrina, NSW Prepared by Sally Ware (NSW Department of Industry & Investment) with Graham and Cathy Finlayson

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Working on Your Business Case Studies

Business Planning

Often producers are kept busy doing the day to day farm jobs, that there is little time left to plan for the future. However, Bestprac’s newest Innovation Case Study shows the value of spending time setting clear goals. These should be both long...

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Business diversification in the rangelands

Tony and Julie Smith own and manage ‘Rawnsley Park Station’, a pastoral station located 35 kilometres north of Hawker, on the southern side of Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges region of South Australia.

View full case study here

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Looking at Wirrealpa through new eyes

This case study tells how a sequence of events since 2009 has allowed Warren and Barbara to see their station through new eyes. View full case study here.

read more


Award winning business strategies for rangeland producers

This case study focuses on Andrew Dufty, a successful and motivated farmer from western Victoria. Andrew has a message and focus that can be applied to any business; including rangeland businesses.

read more


Working Together

Think Tank: Ensuring Sustainability and Embracing Change in the SA Rangelands Prepared by Chelsea March (Rural Directions Pty Ltd)

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Ben and Susan Carn - Technological Strategy

“Wootoona” Near Quorn in the Upper North of South Australia Prepared by John Squires (Rural Directions Pty Ltd) with Ben and Susan Carn

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Justin and Julie McClure - Economic Strategy

“Kallara”, Darling River flood plain at Tilpa, Western NSW Prepared by Sally Ware (NSW Department of Industry & Investment) with Justin and Julie McClure

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People Management Case Studies

Business diversification in the rangelands

Tony and Julie Smith own and manage ‘Rawnsley Park Station’, a pastoral station located 35 kilometres north of Hawker, on the southern side of Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges region of South Australia.

View full case study here

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Marketing Case Studies

Business diversification in the rangelands

Tony and Julie Smith own and manage ‘Rawnsley Park Station’, a pastoral station located 35 kilometres north of Hawker, on the southern side of Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges region of South Australia.

View full case study here

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