Food for thought at Mid Lachlan Landcare Field Day

With farmers travelling from as far as Sydney and Merriwal, producers soaked up valuable information at a recent Grazing Management Field Day

Around 60 people from Cowra, Canowindra, Orange, Grenfell, Boorowa and Yass attended the event held earlier this month, with Brian Wehlburg, a certified holistic management director sharing the secrets to grazing success.

The Mid Lachlan Landcare event focused on providing farmers with practical knowledge on how to use grazing as a tool to both enhance the natural environment and run a sustainable business.

Mid Lachlan Landcare's Scott Hickman said farmer's soaked up the information.

"The important message is that people are hungry for information, especially farmers, they're just starving for information," he said.

"It was just terrific and we got a lot of good feedback- if you put something on, they will come."

Mr Hickman said Brian's shared knowledge will now be put to good use around the region.

"He's very well-respected, down to earth and practical and people are just looking for that commonsense," he said.

"He's passionate about working with nature and making nature better by using grazing animals, ensuring we leave something for future generations but also making sure people can run a profitable business and that has flow-on effects to whole communities as well."

The field day was held at Gus and Anna Hickman's Woodstock property, with the couple having practised holistic management for the past 20 years.

Mr Wehlburg also held a Paddock to Plate evening at The Oxley Food and Wine Bar for anyone interested in marketing and selling their own brand.

"We had 40 people attended that so we sold out- it just goes to show that people are really looking to see what they can do to promote what they're doing," Mr Hickman said.

"People are a lot more aware of where their food comes from now which is fantastic."

For more information about grazing workshops in the local region contact Scott Hickman at oatleigh@westnet.com.au.