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Biologically-farmed cows last twice as long, says ‘father of biological farming’

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Biological Farmers of Australia (BFA)  is organising a series of one-day roadshows in Australia this week.

Featuring US farmer, soil health expert and author Gary Zimmer, also known as the ‘father of biological farming’ as the keynote speaker at the events, the annual biological roadshow series is being held from 19 July to 23 July.

Gary, accompanied by researcher and ecologist Leilani Zimmer-Durand will address members of the Biological Farmers of Australia (BFA) on how to farm more productively and profitably.

Starting 25 years ago as a farmer and dairy nutritionist, Gary discovered his passion for healthy soils and more natural ways to produce healthy crops. He has also authored two books and travels the world sharing his knowledge on biological farming systems.

Emphasising the benefits of biological farming, he says that livestock reared on natural diets can last up to twice as long. Though it’s not easy to transition to a biological farming system, Gary says that there are rewards in terms of healthier, disease-free crops at lower cost. He adds that raising stock such as cattle on a more natural system can be very profitable.

The one-day roadshow events are scheduled in Bundaberg QLD on Thursday 19 July, Bungendore NSW on Saturday 21 July and Albury NSW on Monday 23 July.

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