Increasing paddock numbers from 35 to 66 sounds like a lot of work but John Watchorn puts this down as one of the key components in improving his grassland management and helping him to claim the Grass10 beef farmer of the year title in 2018.

“It’s very simple. The more grass I grow, the more money I will make. Nobody else can do anything about this except me so it’s up to me to get it right,” John said.