Stratland uses a combination of old and new agri-business systems to enhance production, minimise costs and keep our workers safe in order to produce a premium product for our customers. A third generation agricultural property, established in 1956, it is important to maintain and improve our pastures for future generations. Eradicate erosion and maintain sustainable stock levels so the land is healthy and our cattle are healthy.
Sustainable farming is at the forefront of all operations at Stratland. The benefits are many, healthy environment, healthy cattle, healthy profitability. Stratland is working with nature not against it.
At Stratland, it is important to:
- Run a soil and vegetation surveillance and monitoring program to track trends and identify management priorities (erosion control, re-vegetation, pasture spelling, burning, weed control, pest control).
- Maintain base resources important to sustainable grazing. Appraise forage supplies every season to help managers adjust stock numbers and placement to achieve maximum sustainable beef production.
- Provide maps, specialist advice and training to improve planning and to ensure cost-effective infrastructure development which is both environmentally and culturally sensitive.
- Collaborate with Government agencies, research institutions, other industries, Aboriginal people and others with legitimate interests in the lands managed under the Stratland operations.
Conservation Initiatives include:
- Exclude livestock from high conservation habitats (mound springs, drought refuge wetlands, rare plant communities), cultural and geological sites.
- Help control feral animals and weeds to protect rare or endangered species and unique habitats.
- Fund applied research for managing and conserving biodiversity and for achieving ecologically sustainable development.
- Rehabilitate overgrazed areas, eroded tracks and areas dominated by excessive woody vegetation.