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Title: Testimonial: Wool production & biodiversity working together for Rob & Lucy Adams - 'Swallowfield'
Contributor(s): Adams, Rob (author); Adams, Lucy (author); Reid, Nick (author)orcid 
Corporate Author: Land, Water & Wool (LWW)
Publication Date: 2006
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Abstract: Rob and Lucy Adams own and manage 'Swallowfield' and nearby 'Tulloch', which were purchased by Rob's parents in 1970-73. Fifteen per cent of 'Swallowfield' is regularly cropped or sown to pasture, 30% is timbered and the balance is fertilised native pasture. Sixty per cent of 'Tulloch' is fertilised native pasture and scattered trees, and the balance timber. Changes over time have included ring barking, clearing, logging and fertiliser application, with the Adams now addressing these through major environmental programs. Rob and Lucy run a self-replacing Merino flock for superfine wool production and breed and trade cattle at 'Swallowfield', and run their older breeders at 'Tulloch'. Rob and Lucy's management aims are to generate sufficient income to raise their two teenage sons and invest for their future financial security, while looking after the natural resources and values of their land. This testimonial describes Rob and Lucy's management of 'Swallowfield' and the many examples where they have been able to simultaneously enhance livestock production while protecting and restoring wildlife habitat, repairing erosion and creating wetlands.
Publication Type: Report
Publisher: Land & Water Australia (LWA)
Place of Publication: Online
Field of Research (FOR): 070106 Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness
HERDC Category Description: R3 Commissioned Report
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Series Name: Land Water and Wool Testimonials
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