Leigh and Kellie Schuuring hosted 30 farmers for a Future Ready Dairy Systems field day in May 2012.
Because they farm with no irrigation, the Schuuring’s farm was a good property to look at modelling around rainfall variability and pasture growth. Dr Richard Rawnsley (TIA Dairy Branch Leader) presented some modelling for the farm. This was also extended to modelling of farm profitability under a range of climate scenarios.
Leigh and Kellie are 2012 Dairy Business of the Year finalists and the field day was an opportunity to review some of the factors that have made their business successful. Basil Doonan (dairy consultant) highlighted that flexibility has been one of the key drivers for their success on a dryland farm.