2,000th bale of organic silage

The 2000th bale of organic silage has been ceremoniously cut at Huon Aquaculture’s Forest Home farmland and will be fed to Bruny Island Cheese’ rare-breed cows later this season.

Frances Bender, Huon Aquaculture Co-Founder and Executive Director, said it is hard to believe that 2000 bales have come from the relatively small farmland in just a few short years.

“The organic grass is the definition of lush, which is exactly what we were hoping to achieve by irrigating the hatchery wastewater onto the pasture,” said Frances.

Wastewater from Huon’s nearby Forest Home hatchery is captured, filtered and disinfected before re-use in the facility and the same process is repeated before it is used for irrigation.

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