Careful precision in livestock management and the development of a feedlot system now means Andrew Hunter is able to market lambs on his own terms. He’s been meticulous in developing his own farming operation at “Hills Park” south east of Yerong Creek in southern NSW since he and his wife Jane purchased the farmland from his family in the 1990s.
The introduction of intensive feedlotting practices as the steady transition of his operation from a traditional mixed enterprise i
The ancient Warrumbungles mountain range in northern NSW provides a majestic backdrop to “Calga”, a property spanning 16,000 hectares, comprising natural and improved pastures, used for livestock production and broadacre farming. Although the enterprise was traditionally a wool-growing property, a decline in the wool industry influenced the growth in dryland farming, and in particular, the introduction of the Dohne sheep flocks.
Today, the broadacre cropping operation spanni
As he finds a quiet spot away from any potential interference of livestock in nearby paddocks or wind gusts during our phone interview, physicist Professor David Lamb casually tells me that as someone who’s had a country upbringing and despises ‘the big smoke’, his role in precision agriculture research allows him to be able to combine both his agricultural and scientific passions. “The majority of my research career has been outdoors, out in the paddock. Professor of the out
“Rocky Ridge” is no place for a rest. Just north of Caragabal in southern NSW, the highly productive cropping and sheep property demands round-the-clock attention, careful planning and hard work. It’s a complex parcel of land with 1,700 hectares ranging from light, loamy pine country to heavy black cracking clay and everything in between. Then there’s the hills and slopes to contend with, running down onto plains that form the backbone of the southern agricultural district. T
Agronomist Lachlan Caldwell has achieved return on investment from incepting precision agriculture applications in his own farming enterprise southwest of Young. His practical knowledge and extensive research both locally and globally was also pivotal in building Delta’s precision agriculture programs. He explains what drives his passion for the industry and why he’s been keen to share his skills with fellow growers. Just like his own fond memories of spending time amongst li
By week, Ella Shannon was a managerial consultant in the corporate farming industry, traversing the countryside between farm managers and head offices, from her home in Sydney. On weekends, she was often then on call to help out on the family farm near Yass where an extra pair of hands was always welcome at busy times. After clocking up thousands of kilometres on the odometer and having countless hours of thinking time in the car, Ella could clearly see a growing and consiste
With a strong family farming history dating back to 1920, Jack O’Connor is clearly proud of this agricultural legacy and he explains how his involvement in the operations of Oxton Park, near Harden, since his early childhood has shaped his worldly approach of the industry as he sets his sights on managing a farming operation in Uganda. There are so many ways young people today can inject themselves into agriculture here in Australia, and across the world,” Jack O’Connor belie
From flying water bombing choppers during catastrophic bushfires, to mustering sheep on his family’s outback station, Tom Murray has certainly been clocking up the hours in the cockpit. He tells how a family history in aviation and agriculture helped shape his interest in taking this flight path and gives an insight into being a part of fire and rescue teams at the forefront of some of the most devastating natural disasters and emergency situations Australia has experienced.
As each new day dawns on the small village of Yerong Creek in NSW, a small group of men still gather at the front of the historic building housing the general store, post office and rural supplies to collect the morning’s local newspaper. Delta Agribusiness acquired the small township’s rural supplies business four years ago, and since then has been focused on increasing the level of local investment, and also the range of services provided to the local farming community. A l