The 128 hectare family run farming property, ‘Bimbadeen’, is located close to both the world famous Penguin Parade and Grand Prix Circuit. Bimbadeen has Retreat accommodation and is renowned for its award winning premium quality beef and innovative environmental practices winning awards at both State and National levels.
Since the 1980’s Bimbadeen has planted 45,000 trees and ground-cover, protected remnant vegetation, created a wildlife corridor, fenced waterways and dams and addressed salinity issues. A 52 million year old hill locals call Hurricane Hill is also found at Bimbadeen. From the second highest point on the Island one has spectacular views of Bass Strait, Western Port and neighboring farms.
Bimbadeen is a Land for Wildlife property and has an Environmental Management System (EMS) in place compliant with ISO14001.
Bob has carbon farmed for 70 years on Bimbadeen without knowing it for 45 of those years. Our 1st audit for GHG emissions and carbon was conducted in 2001 with 14 other farmers in the Bass Coast Landcare Greenhouse Challenge Project (Well ahead of its time) Bimbadeen is now audited each year for both GHG emissions and carbon sequestration. Bimbadeen was carbon neutral after audit in 2001 and announced in 2014. Our 20th Birthday in 2021, with many more to come !
Methane from cattle will reduce by 80%/90% with feed additive from the seaweed Asparagopsis Taxiformis. Been trialed in Australia and USA. Atmospheric residence time in atmosphere of methane is approximately 12 years. CO2 potentially 200 years or more if Australian farmers do not remove it more quickly.