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Adam Coffey

Nuffield Australia 2016 Scholarship winner

Adam Coffey, originally from Katherine in the Northern Territory, received a Nuffield Scholarship supported by the NT Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries. He has investigated commercial cattle production and management tactics for rangeland and other Northern areas.

Adam and his wife Jacynta own and manage approximately 2,500 ha near Miriam Vale, Queensland. They are in the process of redeveloping the property from its former use as a timber plantation and re-stocking as part of the process.

“I am really interested in the physical and financial aspects of producing cattle in extensive environments, and investigating cost/benefit of different methods of intensification,” Adam says.

“I know in our northern rangeland grazing operation, there are many opportunities to potentially gain or lose efficiencies or performance by trying to address our physical and economic issues.

“Through my scholarship, I wanted to look at this on an international scale and get ideas about solutions to the problems we are facing at home and in other marginal production areas of Australia, including addressing poor soil nutrition, forage management and burning practices.”

Adam used his scholarship to visit areas of Canada, India, South America and the USA.

Location: Mirram Vale, Queensland
Scholarship report: click here
Returning Scholar presentation: watch video
Returning Scholar profile: click to view

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