URALLA cattle grazier Hamish Webb doesn't consider himself to be a completely regenerative producer.
His operation continues to use spray when needed and he looks for advice from the range of organic and conventional producers who neighbour his property, Myanbah.
However, when it comes to making decisions that will not only benefit his 300-head Angus herd but also his soil carbon project, regenerative approaches are "a no brainer".
"We did a trial with an oat crop with a multi-species permanent pasture, which has gone really well but it wasn't our objective to go down the regenerative route," Mr Webb said.
Carrying capacity and kilograms per dollar input are key indicators Mr Webb uses to understand the success of his management changes, as well as what benefit the measures have on the soil carbon project.
"Through Precision Pastures, we were able to better understand what our soil was capable of, what sort of projects we could get involved in and what we might be able to do to improve our soils to get to that level," Mr Webb said.
"We are without doubt, the luckiest country in terms of the opportunity in terms of soil carbon sequestration.
"I heard someone recently say, Australia was built on the sheep's back and it could be about to ride on the soil's back, such is the potential.
"People are certainly catching on to that now and it is an exciting time in that space."
Helping drive the interest in soil carbon sequestration and related projects has been the recent international summit in Scotland, which brought the world's leaders together to discuss strategies to reach net-zero by 2050.
Through Mr Webb's association with Precision Pastures, which aids producers in discovering the potential within their soil.
"It all starts with a carbon starter report, which gives you the best chance to understand if your property could be involved in a project," he said.
"The interest level in these sorts of things is rapidly growing and the reasons why are pretty understandable.
"I think most producers, regardless of where they sit in the climate change debate, want do something to help the environment.
"A lot of native vegetation projects aren't often warmly embraced because producers might see it as land being locked away, the same is often thought about renewable energy projects.
"However, soil carbon sequestration allows you to continue to use your land as you need to, all the while still potentially making some extra money while also doing some good for the environment.
"From that perspective it is easy to see why it is becoming so popular."
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