EverGraze is developing and testing new farming systems in different environments across the high rainfall zone of southern Australia. The target is to increase profits of sheep and cattle enterprises by up to 50% and at the same time improve water management, use of perennials, biodiversity and soil health.
Six research teams at Proof Sites in three states are testing these new farming systems, measuring soil, water, pasture and livestock inputs and outputs, enabling accurate modelling of the impact catchment outcomes and farm profits. Three sites focus on sown exotic perennial species and three sites are working with existing native perennial pastures.
EverGraze Proof Sites have demonstrated that substantial increases in profitability can be achieved while improving environmental management by putting the EverGraze Principle of ‘Right Plant, Right Place, Right Purpose, Right Management’ into action.
A network of Supporting Sites is associated with each Proof Site allowing groups of producers to try new grazing practices and perennial systems.