Quatre Saisons - natural sustainable farming
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P: 0411 093 035
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Hear Alan Savory talk about grazing, climate change and his philosophy of holistic management here. This TED recording is current, being recorded in February, 2013.

How we operate Quatre Saisons Farm

While the 'Old Macdonalds farm' approach to the pre industrial revolution era traditional mixed farming model may appear chaotic- it is actually very close to the central aspect of biodynamics, which sees the farm as a whole organism, a closed self-nourishing system.

We have chosen a truly self sustaining mixed farming model- just as it used to happen in much of human history. Every animal, every activity in rhythm with the next and in step with the seasons. We care a great deal about the welfare of our animals and understand the cycle of the seasons and life.


Each group of animals introduced forms a key piece of the biodynamic web that is our small holding. We have a very limited stud breeding program using pure bred heritage stock of the very best genetics available in this country.

Heritage rare breed farm animals have sustained human development for centuries, and they continue to contribute important links back to a sustainable future.  We care about food miles, and in small incremental steps we are creating a self sustainable life for our family, and extended community.

Commercial farming practices that treat animals as no more than chattels and commits degradation in the name of ‘efficiency’ have lost their credibility and are burdening future generations with the limits of a dwindling genetic livestock pool.

Through the way we choose to live we value our livestock- their lives are an important contribution to our lives. The quality of their daily existence, providing them the best natural nutrition and ensuring a respectful stress free death is important and returns to us the very best quality meat and dairy products that we can  achieve.