EVER since the first settlers arrived, agriculture has been a critically important sector for our state, feeding our growing population, contributing to the economy and providing vital employment opportunities.
When Malcolm Sinclair bought a property near Greenethorpe in Central West NSW in the drought of 2003 he wanted to develop a sustainable mixed farming enterprise using his previous financial and rural experience.
Cow herd health and nutrition is a top priority for Angus breeders Fergus and Chris Cameron, Phillip Island.
The Costello and Oldfield families are running a certified organic beef business heavily based on Angus cattle on a sprawling 2.8 million hectare aggregation.
Angus cattle were the obvious choice for a mixed farming property near Robe where the cattle were to not be a nuisance.
A major reason for the success of the Angus breed in modern times has been the unity between seedstock and commercial breeders.
Bruce Steel returned home to Walcha, NSW, from the Second World War keen to start breeding stud Angus cattle.
Angus studs will celebrate 100 years of the breed with feature shows at Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.