NEED HELP WITH YOUR FARM ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN OR NUTRIENT BUDGET?
Environmental Resource Planning is a fact of farming today. We understand that due diligence must be comprehensive and robust to ensure all facets of nutrient management are considered. Our aim is for you to get the best outcome possible not only from an environmental viewpoint, but from a financial and farm workability perspective.
Our team comes from farming backgrounds so we enjoy a sound knowledge of different farming systems. We’re qualified to provide nutrient budgets and prepare farm environmental management plans that will clearly and accurately identify changes you can make to ensure compliance.
A Nutrient Budget models your farm system and ultimately determines the flow of nutrients on and off the property. The focus of a Nutrient Budget is the amount of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, sediment and faecal bacteria lost to water through leaching and run off.
For many sheep and beef farms, the loss of Nitrogen will not be an issue, however Phosphorus mitigation techniques will likely be required, which is a focus of a Farm Environmental Management Plan.
FARM ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLANS
A Farm Environmental Management Plan outlines your farm status in compliance with Unitary or Regional Council requirements and if needed, identifies what steps could be undertaken to get your property to a compliant standard.
A Farm Environmental Management Plan will become a key tool, and will likely influence the way you manage your farm into the future. You therefore need to be sure that these plans are clear and accurate with any recommended changes having the least impact on the productivity and profitability of your farm.
The proposed changes could also be beneficial, as you may be able to manage your nutrients more efficiently and therefore create some cost savings.