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Australian Wool Innovation Limited
Emily King
Manager, Woolgrower Education & Capacity Building

Environment Case Studies

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

Although each case study will be 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.

We’re planning to cover a diverse range of case studies from across the country, from animal husbandry to performance analysis, marketing, environment, people management, business systems and more.

The case studies will 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.


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...

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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.

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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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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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