Paringa Wins Sustainable Farming Award 14th June 2013

The Community Natural Resource Management Sustainable Farming Award  was recently awarded to Tom and Olivia Lawson of Paringa Livestock at Yea from the Goulburn Catchment Management Authority.

The award recognises a primary producer or enterprise involved in primary production who implements innovative practices or activities to improve natural resource management and productivity outcomes.

“We aim to build a sustainable, productive and profitable farming system while protecting our natural resources…” Olivia said. “Over many years we have fenced, protected and revegetated all water courses,  fenced off large areas of native vegetation and added understorey species. Using biological farming practices has meant increased soil carbon, dramatically reduced chemical and fertilizer use and improved animal health.”

The award also recognised efforts at a community level, through on farm field days and large scale revegetation projects and roadside planting.

Paringa Livestock are a proud recipient of this award, and have applied for the State Landcare Award to be announced in August.