Sustainable Land Management at Glenreagh
Glenreagh is a cattle enterprise near Glen Innes on the Northern Tablelands. It is one of two properties run by Jim and Yvonne Benton who have been farming in the region for over 35 years.
The Bentons are using a mosaic thinning approach through the pasture expansion section of the Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code to open up new grazing areas to help them remain sustainable during dry times.
“In the past we had a standard procedure, when it got dry we put cattle on the road, in long paddock and when it rained again we came back. Hopefully the work we are doing now will allow us to handle those dry times.”
- Jim Benton, cattle producer and board member, Northern Tablelands Local Land Services