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"BEST WATER HARVESTING TECHNIQUE YET INVENTED"
Graham McDonald, AIbeni, Springsure "We have 32,000 acres ploughed so far and are now ploughing country with no suckers purely so the moisture will remain in the ground We are presently running ten times the number of cattle that we could run before we started our ploughing program. The ability to hold rain right where it falls is of course the key to the success.

 

"GREW GRASS LIKE YOU WOULD HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE"
Dick Cadzow, Mt Riddock Station, 200 km East of Alice Springs "We are limited as to what we can do here in the Territory. There is enormous uncertainty and restriction on development. We have only been able to do a couple of holding paddocks since we bought our Homan Plough but those areas grew buffel grass like you would have to see to believe. It killed out the emu bush and other woody weed rubbish and the Buffel grew higher than the fence. I would plough half my property if they would let me.


 

"MAY NOT HAVE SURVIVED WITHOUT THE HOMAN PLOUGHING SYSTEM"
Merv Currurthers, Skye Station, Alpha "Since first buying a Homan plough we have never sold anything other than fat cattle and nothing under 350kg and we have had it just as dry as anyone else these last few years. In 1995 I won the Queensland Primary Producer's Landcare Award and of course a degree of that was attributable to the pasture development we had achieved with a Homan plough. It was still very dry when we were assessed for the award, even trees were dying from the dry conditions but we still had fat cattle and good grass I have never regretted the decision to go on with the program.


"CARRYING CAPACITY STILL GETTING BETTER"
Ewan Mulcahy, Drummond Slope, Alpha "We have now ploughed about 30,000 acres over about 10 years. The country that was ploughed continues to improve its carrying capacity. We have had to build several dams to supply enough water to go with the grass we have grown. After going to that first field day in Taroom about 13 years ago I have never looked back or regretted going ahead with the Homan ploughing program.

"TRIPLED CARRYING CAPACITY"
Geoff Holmes, Caldervale, Tambo "Still going steadily along, the only areas that have not worked properly were due to operator mistakes. We have seen production treble on the 100,000 acres already ploughed on Caldervale with a Homan plough. Water retention in the soil, of course, is the key and that is what makes the seasons so much better and more reliable.”


"MOST ECOLOGICALLY ACCEPTABLE MEASURE FOR CONTROLLING WOODY WEEDS"
Bevan Doyle, Tumbar, Jericho "Have concentrated on producing more kilograms per hectare from my country than going for more cattle per hectare and by doing that have achieved a much better performance from our land. We began ploughing just as the drought started and have ploughed 30,000 acres The plough enabled us to get the maximum amount of growth from minimum rain. This is what carried us through the drought I only wish I had even more country ploughed. This is by far the most ecologically acceptable method of removing woody weeds and storing moisture It utilises the natural rainfall and extends your seasons. There is absolutely no comparison.

QDPI TRIALS GAVE CREDIBILTY TO THE HOMAN PLOUGHING SYSTEM
Lance Jones, Somerby. “I sold cattle this week that were 20kg heavier than anything sold before I attribute this to the quality and the quantity of pasture achieved by following our Homan ploughing program The AML/QDPI trials carried out on our property over several years had the effect of giving credibility to the Homan ploughing system.

With 10 years of owning and operating Homan Ploughs BOTH for our own use and for large scale contracting we have seen production increasing from 2 times to 10 times in some cases with many side benefits including quieter cattle, easier mustering, no rogues, vastly improved rainfall retention, woody weeds other than brigalow, particularly current bush are cleaned up, poor grass species are replaced by better varieties and legumes, which offer sustainability to pastures can be planted while ploughing"


AMONG THE QUICKEST TO RECOUP CAPITAL COST AND MAKE A PROFIT
John Agnew Central Queensland Agnotes referring to the Australian Meat and Livestock Corporation sponsored QDPI weight gain trials on Somerby, near Comet "ploughing brigalow suckers and sowing improved pasture was compared with other methods of reqrowth control in a cash flow budget over 10 years. Bladeploughing was one of the quickest ways to recoup capital costs and make profits when used correctly: QDPI Agnotes AGDEX 130643

 

"GREAT RESULTS ON RUBBERVINE."
Bruce Rea, Powlathanga, Charters Towers "The Homan Plough with its special vine ploughing attachment was able to plough through our rubbervine without difficulty. Originally thought we would get a lot of seedling return but the extra grass out-competed the rubber vine. Had some wattle return in the wattle country we ploughed but it has not been enough to worry me.

 

"KILLED THE BUDDA AND TURPENTINE BUSH"
Reg Hatch, Ella Vale, 100km west of Bourke "I was convinced that first day I came to the field day on Lance Jones property at Comet that this was the answer to our Budda and Terpentine problem. It has been an enormous battle with the drougbt but we have achieved a spectacular result. In 1995 some of the local people nominated me for the New South Wales Primary Producers Landcare Award. The woody weed control and pasture development I had achieved with a Homan plough allowed me to take out that award. Read more...

CLAYPAN RECLAIMED IN GOOD SEASON
Len Bode, Percol Plains, McKinlay "Not had the Homan Plough all that long. Had a claypan that would only grow a bit of summer grass prior to ploughing it with the Homan Plough and planting it down with silk, buffel.

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