BROAD ACRE PASTURE
Oxenthorpe is a 162 hectare mixed farming property located in Molong NSW.
Steve Leisk's paddocks were sandy with a low pH, low organic matter and high aluminum levels. Previous owners and their attempts to run the farm with cattle failed, this lesson was quickly learned again by Steve before he switched to sheep, this was a partial success in that he was able to initially carry 100 ewes, however Steve saw opportunity and is a unique forward thinking farmer in that he understands the calculations and return on investment when building soil health.
Steve engaged with ANL and commenced a targeted compost application program, the key objective was to achieve higher stocking rates with improving soil health the driver and Nitro Humus and Compost blends as the vehicle. Oxenthorpe is now carrying more stock for extended seasons. Nitro Humus and Compost blends are now the primary input with synthetics used as supplements.