Myall Springs has been home to the Carter family for four generations. Traditionally the undulating native grass country supported sheep, cattle and cropping operations.
Over the last 12 years, Matt and Mel Carter have changed the way they farm this beautiful country, placing a strong focus on natural resource management. Conscious that just three and four generations ago their forefathers enjoyed a much more fruitful enterprise, Matt and Mel have focused upon on regenerating native grasslands, waterways and soil health to restore the land to the diverse and thriving ecosystem it was in earlier times.
With set goals of what they wanted to achieve from a production and natural resource management perspective, a turning point was in 2006 when right in the middle of the drought the water holes were actually holding clean water and they were starting to flow.
For Matt and Mel it is all about family – and a future for their children: A clean, sustainable, healthy farm producing what they want to eat – clean, sustainable, healthy food.
Putting work into rebuilding the natural environment is all about working towards a sustainable future for their children, so that Myall Springs will continue to be home for generations to come.
For more information about the Carter’s focus on Natural Resource Management you might like to view our CARING FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT page.