Seeking better outcomes for graziers, their landscapes & finances.

The Grazing Group is a network of Upper Lachlan Graziers who come together to share ideas, knowledge, and experience. We support land management practices that deliver better outcomes emotionally, environmentally, and economically.

  • Emotionally we encourage proactive, balanced decision making and action taking. This helps transfer a degree of control from the elements to the grazier.
  • Environmentally we support practices that acknowledge, value, and enhance the natural capital of our landscape.
  • Economically we support profitable systems and encourage realistic evaluation of expenditure: turnover is a poor indicator of profit.

Everyone is welcome! We aim to create a friendly, non-judgmental atmosphere. Members represent a variety of grazing strategies with discussions around profitably improving landscape health. We are not trained educators; we simply encourage and facilitate questioning of the status quo, with landscape first thinking. Some basic principles we encourage members to consider are:

  • Adjusting stock numbers to suit conditions
  • Aiming for 100% ground cover 100% of the time
  • Grazing the 20 to 10cm zone of pastures
  • Aiming for a quick even graze, followed by adequate rest
  • Encouraging perennial pastures and diversity

Our Values: Inclusive, Supportive, Stimulating
Our Purpose: To encourage and support movement towards more regenerative land management, acknowledging the diversity of participants, their aims, and skills.
Our Focus: To better prepare and adapt for the challenges that lay ahead.

We host:

  • seasonal meetings discussing topical themes
  • guest speakers and training workshops
  • farm tours, local and regional
  • individual farm visits for more focused discussions
  • a supportive and connected network of like-minded people