On Friday 8th November we travelled to Leura in the Blue Mountains for the NSW/ACT Regional Achievement & Community Awards. Texas Angus was presented a certificate of Achievement and nominee in the prestigious Prime Super Agricultural Innovation Award by Richard Bush, Crown Lands Commissioner representing The Hon. Melinda Pavey MP, Minister for Water, Property and Housing. Texas Angus was nominated for its holistic approach to regenerative agriculture, specialising in beef production. These Awards encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions that individuals, communities and businesses make throughout regional NSW and ACT.
It was highlighted that our synergy with the environment through sustainable practises of soil, plant and beef production was innovative. The introduction of mixed plant species, use of natural fertilisers for the past 14 years, application of microbial sprays, use of probiotics in cattle feed to enhance microbial rumen efficiency has increased our profitability whilst reducing our carbon foot print. We are relying less on synthetic based products and transitioned away from the traditional mono cultural based farming systems which has had a significant positive effect on the sustainability of our entreprise and the land we care for.
We felt very privileged just to be nominated let alone to receive acknowledgement of our achievement amongst so 250 positive community people and businesses.