Thriving on quality pastures at Coolac in southern NSW is key

GROWING GRASS: Coolac grazier Michael Crowe will embark on a 100-per cent pasture feeding operation using a new growing concept.
GROWING GRASS: Coolac grazier Michael Crowe will embark on a 100-per cent pasture feeding operation using a new growing concept.

PRODUCING beef cattle in a 100 per cent pasture fed operation is the aim of Coolac grazier Michael Crowe.

He said the aim was to ‘manufacture’ fodder by building a specialist facility on the southern NSW property.

He was recently recognised with a Coles Nature Fund incentive. 

“After two years of research, we have developed a system of sprouting seeds in a cold climate environment, which we then use to produce fodder,” he said. 

“It is incredible because it is a daily protein and energy source for our cattle, providing a more efficient way of supplying a highly nutritious feed to our cattle.”

“The equipment we have installed supports our farm in supplying more grass-fed beef,”he said.

Mr Crowe said he believed the equipment could be a blueprint for other grass-fed cattle farmers.

Farming for six generations, the Crowe family has been supplying Coles with both beef and lamb for 30 years and joined the Coles Graze grass-fed beef program 18 months ago.