All properties can benefit from a carefully developed property plan.
To help with planning and record-keeping, the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board has developed a web-based farm management tool - nrmFarm. This tool allows users to create and save a map of their farm including property boundaries, paddocks and infrastructure via a secure login. It also allows users to record information like chemical applications, sowing dates, yield data, livestock movements, soil test results, weed sightings and much more.
This is a free and easy to use program.
Click on the link above to start your mapping. You can download the nrmFarm user guide here (6 MB).
Property planning is part of the overall business planning process including the consideration of physical resources in the context of how they relate to and impact the overall business plan. Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has some useful information to take into consideration for livestock property planning.
- To find out the soil data in your local area, Nature Maps has information that may be useful.
- This two-page document from Lincoln Rural Supplies outlines things to consider for water planning.
- This report from SARDI is about demonstrating resilient, healthy and profitable livestock systems with multipurpose shrubs. The report is about its Enrich project which aimed to provide knowledge and development into sustainable grazing systems with multiple benefits, for farmers in low-medium rainfall areas through the incorporation of Australian perennial shrubs.
- Water resources on Eyre Peninsula are precious and need to be managed sustainably. This includes watercourses, lakes, dams, wetlands and watercourse habitat, springs, soaks, and catchment landscapes. Go to our water affecting activities page to ensure your property plans include the necessary water management.
Manager, Planning and Engagement
86 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln