Richard McFarlane, Wellington Lodge, adapts Angus business

Team Te Mania SA Member, Richard McFarlane of Wellington Lodge recently featured in the Weekly Times.

Using quality genetics, minimising inputs and adapting their enterprises has allowed this South Australian Angus cattle business to thrive.

And to prove what they are doing is working, it has resulted in a reduction in labour and improved profits.

Richard and Emma McFarlane operate Wellington Lodge, a 7600ha property, which is home to one of the oldest remaining Angus herds in South Australia, at Tailem Bend.

There they run 600 Angus breeding cows and trade about 800 cattle a year.

Originally a 72,000 acre (29,137ha) sheep station, the McFarlane’s property was split up over generations. Sheep were the main focus for the first three generations, then Richard’s great grandfather bought in Angus cattle from New Zealand in 1925.

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The Weekly Times Wellington Lodge



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