Gayle and Ian
During the drought, Gayle and Ian were struggling with the idea of selling off their cattle to keep their business alive. Like so many Aussie farmers, their finances were declining.
Ian’s investment into his cattle went beyond finance. He had spent 27 years breeding his Hereford, and in the years prior to the drought, all that hard work seemed to be finally paying off in a bloodline that was producing results.
However the costs of feeding the 200 head were crippling.
Gayle’s decision to diversify five years earlier is what got them through. Her small business operating a Farmstay meant that even during the worst periods of the drought, their farm had sufficient funds to put food on the table and pay expenses.
Watch their story below.