I have done the ground work in all aspects of sheep work with farm experience, contractors and private work. I also have significant on farm experience with cattle and cropping.
Why are you passionate about farming?
Growing up I really didn't appreciate living on a farm and what the country had to offer.
The city didn't take long to lose its appeal so I started my professional farm life as a stationhand. I have since travelled right across SA + northern NSW working my way up the food chain and honing my skills. Among my career highlights thus far include my management role at Wallerberdina Stn and obtaining my AW Woolclassing Stencil.
My focus interests include regenerative land management, quality fine wool and scale niche meat production.
Best days of being a farmer:
It's the end of the second week of shearing. The last of the mob are quietly baaing as they tussle for their spot at the trough. From the shed can be heard a subtle click of cans being opened after a job well done. A semi stacked to the brim with fine wool gently kicks up a cloud of dust as it turns out the gate.
The dream is seeing looking at the sign on that gate and seeing..
S + A Hooper