Agriculture Industry Contribution
Our business focus is the production of beef, therefore we are committed to the sustainable growth of the Western Australian agricultural sector. We have the landholdings, scale, knowledge, skills and resources. This enables us to invest in various collaborative activities across our operations and to offer knowledge and a skill base to help bring positive change to the Western Australian beef industry.
Some of the activities we have been involved in include hosting research, providing work experience, membership on advisory councils and supporting breed societies. This work helps to promote the Western Australian beef industry’s unique qualities to better influence consumers, assist with anticipating shift in industry need and contribute towards enabling adaption of change that will help provide future sustainability and growth.
Examples of our industry contributions include:
- University of Western Australia
Farmlands provide long-term land use for research into broad acre soil science and native pasture trials.
- Murdoch University
Farmlands provides ‘hands-on’ work experience opportunities for veterinary and animal science students, as well as advice and assistance on technical research projects being conducted by animal science students.
- Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
From 2010 until 2013, Farmlands hosted a three-year research program into irrigated pasture nutritional and water usage for flood and pivot ‘sprinkler’ type irrigation systems. Farmlands also provided more than 700 breeders in 2008 for a three-year research program focused on differing calving patterns. The benefits from the project have been widely acknowledged within the industry and have been adopted by many commercial cattle breeders throughout the South West.
Farmlands also helps with the assessment of market intelligence information, and pasture composition and dry matter assessment trials.
- Western Australia Beef Council
Farmlands provides corporate rural expertise and hosts a pilot market pathway project connecting southern and pastoral beef industries.
- Angus Society of Australia – Western Australia Beef Cattle Assessment School
Farmlands provides livestock for 10-14 days on an annual basis for their assessment school.