Grazing

It’s not the cow it’s the how!

Cattle have long been seen as the enemy to the environment through methane production from their digestion process; however this is an over simplification. When managed well, cows are extremely effective at nutrient cycling, restoring landscapes by adding carbon back, and therefore increasing healthy bacteria and fungi in the soils which in turn drives a healthy ecosystem. Cattle become an issue when land is cleared for grazing, we overgraze the land, or when cows are placed in confined spaces like feedlots creating huge waste, run-off and methane emissions.

Barragunda currently supports a herd between 250 to 400 animals.

In line with our regenerative agriculture approach, we are moving towards a managed rotational grazing system.

Orchard

Barragunda’s orchard has a diverse range of heritage pome fruits (nashi, pears, apples), stone fruits (cherries, plums, apricots, peaches, nectarines), nuts (almond, pistachios), citrus (lemon, grapefruit), figs and quinces. We are in the process of planting avocados and olive trees to the orchard which will be a few years off production

Vegetables

Our market garden and hot houses produce a diverse range of fresh and tasty vegetables. In line with our farming philosophy, we practice regenerative agriculture, meaning we do not till our soil and use no synthetic nitrogen fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides

Equine

Barragunda offers a temporary (and sometimes permanent) home to racehorses and ex=racehorses. These beautiful creatures enjoy some time out from training; spending their time eating, playing and enjoying the beautiful landscape and views!