Farming Sustainability

-  All stock will be individually identified and registered using electronic tagging that will enable us to follow the animal during all stages of its life cycle

-  Feedstuffs bought off the farm will be fully traceable, where possible

§Land use is optimised. Areas that are unsuitable for crops will be used for grazing using good pasture management

Sustainability
Winnidad Agriculture is committed to implementing best practice sustainable farming methods. We have adopted and implemented a Sustainability Policy and conduct regular reviews of the policy to ensure compliance and currency. An overview of our sustainability policy is set out below: 

Farming Sustainability

  • All cattle are individually identified and registered using electronic tagging that enables us to follow the animal during all stages of its life cycle

  • Feedstuff bought off the farm is fully traceable, where possible

  • Land use is optimised. Using good pasture management, areas that are unsuitable for crops will be used for grazing​

  • Animal disease risks are minimised and appropriately managed ​

  • Animal welfare is given priority and focus. We have adopted and implemented a best practice Animal Welfare Charter

Economic Sustainability

  • The business is benchmarked by an independent advisory company annually, with the KPIs measured against our own previous performance and the rest of the industry

  • Cost of production is quantified and managed to ensure the business is economically viable

Social Sustainability

 

  • The health and safety of our workers is a key priority. We have adopted and implemented an OH&S Policy and hold regular meetings to ensure the safety of all employees, contractors and third parties visiting the farm 

  • Employees are given the opportunity for training and advancement

  • We focus on supporting the community and prioritise using local suppliers wherever possible

Environmental Sustainability

  • Good biological and soil health is maintained​

  • 3% of our annual net profit is re-invested back into tree planting and wetland regeneration

  • We have appointed a dedicated "sustainability manager"

  • 13 wind turbines have been constructed at Winnidad Pastoral (operated by Acciona Energy)