Hawkesbury Farm

Hawkesbury Farm

Hawkesbury Farm is a best practice demonstration of a commercial grazing operation in a peri-urban landscape.

Principles of sustainable and regenerative agro-ecology are practised, including irrigation with recycled water; minimal tillage, mulching and organics for soil health; and a mixed pasture ecology supporting grazing management and fodder conservation.

Stock husbandry includes stud Angus and Limousin cattle, with the Farm a teaching and learning resource for Western Sydney University Sustainable Agriculture and the Centre of Excellence for Peri-Urban Futures.

As a Living Lab itself, particular initiatives within the Farm include those relating to IoT and Precision Agriculture, Medicinal Herbs, the Show Team, Agro-Ecology, and Agri-Industry.

SDGs 2,3,4,13,15,17

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