Gillian with her dogs Nell and Boots

About me

Gillian Sanbrook – achieved a Diploma of Farm Management Glenormiston Agriculture College. She had a career as a Rural Journalist with Countryman Newspaper in WA and Western Farmer and Grazier, Freelance journalist in Australia and South Africa. Gillian pursued a marketing career in South Africa.

For the past 21 years Gillian worked with David Taylor to build up the Pooginook Merino Stud at Jerilderie. In 2003 Gillian established Natural Instinct Wool Company an Australian manufacturing and marketing company that produce woollen outerwear for corporate wear.

During 2009 she started an art investment group, Artstream with 40 people from the Albury and Riverina district to buy art. Artstream ran successfully for 10 year project. From the experience with regenerative agriculture and Artstream she established Earth Canvas Incorporated. An art and regenerative farming project to get land managers to look at the landscape from a creative perspective and engage everyone with healthy soil and landscapes.

Currently Gillian manages Bibbaringa cattle property at Bowna east of Albury NSW and Earth Canvas Inc.

About Bibbaringa

Farm: Bibbaringa
Region: Wymah Valley, South West Slopes, New South Wales
Commodity: Beef cattle
Farming area: 990 hectares
Phone: 02 6020 3244, 0428 696 724

Our major priority is not production at all costs. Our major priority is getting the soil and the land into a good, healthy condition. We feel if we can do this then everything else will take care of itself and, in turn, accommodate for the varying climate.

  • Established trees in creek and spring area at Bibbaringa. Natural regeneration in for ground. Photo September 2011.

  • Tree planting erosion

    Trees planted in eroded gully 2007. The pasture is building up with rest and strategic grazing practices since 2007. Photo September 2011.

  • Cattle watering rotational grazing

    Cattle watering on Spring fed dam at Bibbaringa September 2011. 400 cows and calves and 220 weaners in mob on planned rotational grazing.