Sustainability

We’re changing our 2L Milk. Here’s why

By Robert Watson|2020-05-08T07:32:11+00:008th May 2020|

As farmers ourselves, we know the hardships that farmers face and we know they deserve a higher price per litre for the milk they produce. That’s why we’ve put our business under the microscope to identify ways we can save money and pay our farmers more! One way we have identified to save

Change the future of food

By Robert Watson|2020-05-01T07:12:03+00:001st May 2020|

Who in reality has the power to change the future of food and how it is produced? Is it the chemical company, the farm advisor, the farmer, the supermarket or you, the consumer? I would argue that it is you the consumer, with your purchasing power, who controls how our food is produced. If

Owning Our Food Future

By Robert Watson|2020-05-06T01:36:06+00:0023rd April 2020|

One of our recent posts generated a very strong discussion on foreign ownership of Dairy Processors in Australia. It is good to see that there are many sides to this topic and the passion that people are feeling about keeping local diary and Australian ownership. I would like to share our own story,

Why pay more for Biodynamic Milk!

By Robert Watson|2020-05-06T01:40:36+00:0016th April 2020|

I am often asked why customers have to pay more for Biodynamic milk. It’s a good question and I will attempt to explain it below.. It’s a good question and I will attempt to explain it below. I would like to say that we are making money hand over fist and are living

Regenerating Soil to Fight Climate Change

By Beth Watson|2020-05-06T04:45:19+00:0020th February 2020|

Did you know that after the ocean, soil is the biggest carbon sink on the planet? In school we learn that trees and plants absorb carbon dioxide and release the oxygen that we then breathe. But have you ever given much thought to what happens to the carbon after it has been absorbed?

Is chemical farming destroying the environment

By Robert Watson|2020-01-23T04:10:12+00:0022nd January 2020|

Here at Mungalli, we grow diverse, productive pastures from well balanced soils and the Biodynamic preparations that naturally enhance the fertility of our soil. The biodynamic preps are used in minute quantities and inoculate the soil with a culture that leads to top quality humus production. This hummus  stores nutrients and water in

A tough decision on our Bio-eggs

By Robert Watson|2020-05-06T00:01:49+00:0016th December 2019|

Over the last few months, our hens have been at the forefront of our minds. As most of you know we are situated in the Wet Tropics of North Queensland just outside of a town called Millaa Millaa, which gets around 3500 mm of rain a year, and about 80 days of sunshine. This

The Future of Dairy Farmers in Queensland

By Robert Watson|2020-05-06T01:41:39+00:008th November 2019|

Will there be any dairy farmers left in Queensland in 10 years time? It’s a question we ponder as we milk our own cows. As retailers use milk as a loss leader to get people into store, farmers costs’ increase and the weather continues to change, the dairy industry is fast disappearing in

What is Biodynamics?

By Beth Watson|2020-05-07T06:04:22+00:0030th October 2019|

I often find myself struggling with the concept of Biodynamics. I want a solid definition that I can grasp with both hands. How exactly does it work? Planting with the moon cycle, burying cow horns, and homeopathy via against the part of me that went through the education system that needs scientific evidence to

How our dream evolved

By Robert Watson|2020-05-05T23:57:56+00:0023rd April 2019|

I magine a long-haired, bearded hippy, confused about his place in the world, knowing only his love of the land and dairy farming.Imagine this young man, with his head full of spirituality, crystals, and organic farming methods returning home onto the family farm and trying to farm conventionally like his parents and neighbours.Imagine him sitting

What is Equity Crowdfunding?

By Beth Watson|2020-05-06T04:46:32+00:0026th March 2019|

W e’ve been throwing the words equity crowdfunding around quite a bit recently. But if you are like us when we first heard the term, then you’re probably thinking, what does it actually mean? Equity crowdfunding is a new way for everyday humans to invest in a business or brand they love. It has

Converting to Biodynamics

By Robert Watson|2020-05-07T06:14:06+00:0015th January 2019|

Converting to biodynamics happened on our farm over 30 years ago. While we can now convert a farm over in 3 years, this has not always been the case. When we first converted over the home farm it took us ten years before we were happy with the results. In the first five