Category: Farmers

Meet the Farmers: Manna Farm

Like many farmers, for Ian Willcocks dairy farming is a family affair. Owner of Yankalilla’s Manna Farm alongside wife Nicki, Ian grew up on the 115-hectare property that he continues to farm today. “Dad bought the place in 1960 and I was born a year after that, so it’s always been a part of my...
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New Partnerships and A Big Thank You

The Australian dairy industry has experienced immense instability since the early 2000s, with overall production diminishing approximately 25% in the last ten years nationwide. Fleurieu Milk Company was borne out of this hardship back in 2004, after observing a rapidly declining farm gate price and the number of operating farms in Myponga reduced by 75%....
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Myponga “One of the Best” for Dairy Farming

When it comes to Australia’s best dairy farming regions, Fleurieu Milk co-director Geoff Hutchinson admits he’s biased. “There are pockets throughout the country, but I think the Fleurieu is generally one of the best,” he says. Myponga, located the Fleurieu Peninsula’s foothills, is home to the five local farmers that supply Fleurieu Milk with raw product. Uniquely...
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Meet the Farmers: Misty Brae

Misty Brae owners Gino and Mandy Pacitti start their day at 4.30am but always “aim to finish by 6pm, that way we get a bit of quality time to spend with family”. After all, family is at the heart of Misty Brae’s history and present-day operations, with Gino’s parents first farming a small property after...
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