Farming cattle and conservation
The win win of environmental stewardship
Taking an integrative systems thinking approach to farm management. Finding the most profitable land use according to bio-geographical features, our land will continue to perform for generations to come.
Sharing our experiences and providing a no nonsense pragmatic and balanced perspective on legislation, regulation, alternative income streams, development and initiatives.
Contemporary farming is totally dependent on the environment it exists within. So, why as a business would we threaten that?
We have two core principles: “do no harm” and “leave it in better shape than you found it”
Our success depends on identifying opportunity as well as risk, finding what works and what doesn’t, learning from our mistakes, listening to locals and respecting the science. Then we share what we learn with the community. Social media is a critical component in facilitating that and a key communication tool for all contemporary farming enterprises.
At Jingeri we believe that in order to produce the best quality cattle possible we must pay close attention to the environment in which the farm sits. In fact we see conserving the natural environment, its ecosystems and biodiversity as crucial to the current and future profitability of the farm.
Rather than seeing the environment as separate and unconnected to our production business, we view it as an integral part of a very complex puzzle. Whether it be our:
soils & ground water resources
surface water & creek water
native pasture growth & improved pasture growth
natural and built capital
These are essential components of our production business and as such we need to make sure that they function optimally. If you would like to learn more and get on board the Jingeri movement, check out our Resources page, it’s packed with easy to digest information on opportunity, research and interesting links which may assist your farming for commercial viability and ongoing productivity.
What Others Say About Us
“The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection have recently partnered with Mark and Tracy Finnegan to progress a nature refuge proposal over approximately 210 Ha of their Kerry Valley property. As part of this proposal, funding is being offered through the Koala Nature Refuges Program to restore koala habitat in some historically cleared grazing paddocks. The property was identified as a priority candidate for the Koala Nature Refuges Program given: the known presence of koalas and intact koala habitat on site, its strong connectivity to the adjoining Lamington National Park and other areas of remnant vegetation, the condition of existing vegetation on the land and its role in supporting other threatened species such as long-nosed potaroo and glossy black-cockatoo, and the land’s capacity to deliver a cost-effective koala habitat restoration project.”
- Robbie Burns
Program Coordinator - Koala Nature Refuges Program Landscape Conservation Unit l Nature Conservation Services Department of Environment and Heritage Protection 2014.
Wangerriburra Country: From the Albert River in the West to the Coomera River in the East
We at Jingeri sincerely acknowledge the Wangerriburra People as the previous custodians of our land. It is our mission to protect the rich cultural heritage that exists on the farm and in the surrounding Yugambeh country in partnership with the Yugambeh elders. It is our vision to help educate our community, both indigenous and non-indigenous alike about the rich cultural history and language of the Yugambeh peoples, so that this knowledge can be protected and passed on to future generations.