Farmer in Focus – Joel Donnan

It’s hard not to think about the role of genetics when talking to Joel Donnan because his passion for stud sheep and the fact that he’s a fifth-generation farmer all suggest ‘it’s in the blood’.  Joel farms at Willangie—in between Birchip, Sea Lake and Woomelang in north west Victoria—with his parents, Andrew and Denita, his brother Trent, wife Lauren and their two children, Leni and Arlo.   The highly successful Anden Stud comprises of […]

Farmer in Focus – Georgina Warne

Georgina Warne is part of the next generation of young farmers across the Wimmera and Mallee who have moved home to work side by side with their parents. BCG were excited to catch up to talk about her farming journey.  Thanks for agreeing to be this month’s Farmer in Focus Georgina. Can you tell us about yourself and […]

Farmer in Focus – Rhylie and Brayden Botheras

Brayden Botheras in the crop at Narraport – pic: BCG This month BCG caught up with Narraport Young Farmers Brayden and Rhylie Botheras, for a socially distanced interview over the phone. The brothers from Narraport and the third generation to work the family property. Rhylie and Brayden (Bobbo) have already helped expand the operation purchasing […]

Farmer in Focus – Luke Batters, St Arnaud

This month BCG caught up with St Arnaud Farmer, Luke Batters. After starting a career as an agronomist, before becoming a barista in Bright for several years, Luke has returned to the family farm where the innovative spirit he has inherited from his father Barry has been the driving force behind his passion to test […]

Farmer in Focus – Bailey Petering

Can you give us a bit of background on yourself and your farm?  I was raised here on the family farm, Wilgara Park in Coromby near Murtoa. After finishing school I went up north for a year working on a cattle station near Oodnadatta, which was a great experience. I learned some good practical skills that I’ve been able to use here. One of the guys had some welding experience […]

Farmer in Focus – Billy Sexton

Can you give us a bit of background on your farm? It’s just me and my Dad, Peter, and Mum. We’ve got about 3,200 acres that we own and then 800 acres that we share farm, so all up that we run about 4,000 acres. We try and do a little bit of everything. We […]

Farmer in Focus – Zac Taylor

Can you give us a bit of background on your farm? I farm at Lubeck, south of Murtoa, on the Wimmera river with my uncle (Peter), my father (Ian) my brother (Cameron) and cousin (Charlie). We run a full continuous cropping program and with a flexible rotation. I have been farming full time for about […]

Farmer in Focus – 2019 wrap from the Wimmera and Mallee

As the year draws to a close, we are looking back over the season with our 2019 Farmers in Focus. In a year of luck and promise, learning and adapting, new experiences, fishing and a baby, find out what our contributors thought. Describe 2019 in one or two words… Mixed Bag. “Whilst we are having […]

Farmer In Focus – Dallas Hobbs

Dallas Hobbs grew up on the family farm, but he decided he wanted to be a farmer when he realised he liked it a bit more than carpentry.   After spending time studying agriculture and working on various properties, Dallas returned to the farm, Woodlands Partners, in Douglas, Victoria. Here he works with his Dad, Stephen and Mum, Wendy.  The Hobbs farming focus is cropping […]

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