The Barossa Improved Grazing Group (BIGG) is a community-driven network of livestock production and farming groups from the Barossa and surrounding areas. We extend as far as Kapunda and Eudunda to Sedan and Mt Pleasant. Membership of BIGG is open to all persons, relevant bodies or groups who are involved in the agricultural industry
BIGG benefits include:
- Promotes sustainable farming, resilient landscapes and land managers
- Enhance and improve business productivity and profitability
- Provide networking opportunities for producers across the area
- Assists landholders to deliver natural resource management outcomes
- Provide access to the latest research and innovation that is relevant to the region
- Build regional human capacity and capability
BIGG Member Benefits
- Free entry to the BIGG Annual Conference
- Free or discounted entry to all other BIGG pasture walks, field days and workshops
- Receive the monthly e-newsletter to receive project updates, event notification and technical information
- Eligible to nominate for the BIGG Board and to vote at the AGM
- Eligible to nominate for the new BIGG travel bursary award
Membership is an annual subscription January to December. All values are GST exclusive.
- Full membership: $100 for the first individual member
- Associate membership: $50 for additional members involved in the farm business
- Full time student membership – $20
What We Do
BIGG works in collaboration with a range of state and national stakeholders to deliver projects that promote sustainable farming and enhance the productivity and Natural Resource Management (NRM) outcomes for landholders in the region. BIGG are a recognized and trusted organization for both local landholders and state-wide producer groups.
We keep in touch with members and sponsors using a variety of methods including monthly e-newsletters, social media posts, updates on our website, running an annual conference and workshops/ pasture walks and field days and producing an annual results booklet.
Our projects are driven by the producers from the ground up and are intrinsically connected with the needs and priorities of the community.
Current and recent projects include:
- Recovery and management of native pastures after bushfire
- Livestock grazing management in vineyards
- Effect of soil borne root diseases on the productivity of local sub-clover pastures
- Soil moisture monitoring project (4 on-going sites)
- Watercourse revegetation for erosion management
- Maximising pasture production in a variable climate
- Increasing ewe production using containment areas