NSW strategies and paddock restoration experience after drought


In this episode, Chris McDonough visits cousins Nigel Baird and Peter Baird in a paddock badly drifting in the 2018 and 2019 drought. 

They’re talking about the GRDC investment ‘Practical tactics to improve ground cover and ensure soil preservation following successive low rainfall seasons.’

The Baird’s is a remarkable story of recovery. Following an extended period of drought, which in itself is bad enough, thousands of kangaroos descended from station country to take away any remaining ground cover, and this caused devastating wind erosion. 

Since then Nigel and Peter have been working really hard to get the paddock back to where it was before the drought. Their success now just goes to show what can be done with a bit of hard work and determination. 

To view the case studies from the project visit the GRDC website click here

To view the podcast transcript click here