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Video- Large Chicken Tractor

 
Todd Mansfield
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Just put the finishing touches on a new short clip!
This one is on a farm here in south eastern Australia. The farmer is very influenced by Polyface Farms (Joel Salatin)
and built a very similar style large chicken tractor. I especially like the electric fence that keeps out foxes day and night
so he doesn't need to lock them away and let them out every day.

 
Mark Chadwick
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Ben Faloon is a legend.
 
Mark Chadwick
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I've walked Taranaki Farm with Ben.
The woodland grown pigs were magnificent, his cattle are holistically managed and there are both broiler and layer chickens on the go.
His water harvesting and storage is great (Darren Doherty was involved in at least part of that).
I was impressed with his interns (Alex and Emily, since moved on).
Taranaki is as close to Polyface as I can imagine. About all that's missing is farmed rabbits (a scourge in Australia) and turkeys, but he is raising ducks, and a couple of great kids.
Ben's commitment to spreading the word about regenerative agriculture is epic.
 
Jay C. White Cloud
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Todd, that is a great little film...You are right Mark, Ben is an true innovator...outstanding methodologies in animal husbandry.
 
Mark Chadwick
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I reckon Ben (along with Darren Doherty) have advanced regen ag' s cause greatly.
They get good press, have widely followed web presences and are both engaged and engaging.
Innovation: Ben is now using a drone to provide us with a "God's eye view" to illustrate principles and practices.
I encourage people to Google both Taranaki Farm and Regrarians to gain Aussie perspectives regarding the global problems we all face.
 
Julia Franke
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Todd,

This is great. Thanks for posting. I really am enjoying your website too!!

Julia
 
Todd Mansfield
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Thanks for the kind words guys!
We've got plans for a whole series on regenerative agriculture along with lots more!
I'll be heading back up to Taranaki to get more footage soon

Todd
 
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