Sherrill’s breaking down barriers

Sherrill Stivano was raised on a cattle property north of Roma. Agriculture is in her blood and it’s an industry she knows and understands intimately. But while Australian farmers are good at producing healthy, safe food for the nation, Sherrill realised they weren’t so good at communicating what they did and how they did it. In fact their communication skills with the … [Read more...]

Young farmers forging their own path

When Aimee Young’s mum urged her to sell the last cow she was keeping on the family farm, she had no idea the business venture that would follow. “I’d moved to Brisbane seven years before and had one cow left on mum’s property,” explains Aimee. “She’d been nagging me to get rid of it.” Aimee took the cow to the sales but the prices were so bad she decided it made more sense … [Read more...]

Susan’s passionate about her meat

When Susan McDonald’s younger brother Zanda was killed in a farm accident in April 2013 he knew what she must do. The working mum of three quit her job as chief-of-staff to Natural Resources Minster Andrew Cripps and took the reins of the family’s recently acquired Super Butcher business. Equipped with her background in accountancy she set out to realise her brother’s dream … [Read more...]

Get to know your local cattle farmer

  Before Husband I was pretty clueless about where my food came from and how it was produced. I rarely gave thought to the hardworking people responsible for growing the lettuce for my salad, breeding the beef for my bolognaise sauce or the chook farmers behind my constant supply of eggs. After Husband, I can't help but think about food production. Much of our livelihood … [Read more...]


When was the last time you thought about where your food came from, how it was grown and how it got to you? Food production requires many things … healthy soil, water, electricity, fuel, skill and hard work. Thankfully Australia has these things in spades. I’m not sure if you caught the recent Great Southern Land series on TV but it celebrates Australia the country and tells … [Read more...]