Prior to that, Simone’s family, the Marshmans had farmed the country for more than 100 years. Never in that long period of time has there been a season quite so good as this. “It has been our best year ever in terms of grain yields,” Mr Lindsay said.
“Things worked out just perfectly for us. Not far to the north or to the east, believe it or not, it got a little dry in early September and that cost them some top-end yield and to the south there was frost. We have been fortunate enough to avoid either problem and it has been a fantastic year.” Mr Lindsay said yields were solid across the board. “We had wheat, barley, canola and legumes and we were pretty happy with them all.”
He said there was no clear stand-out paddock, saying the overall consistency of the crop was the talking point.
“Some years you get some exceptional paddocks and others are a bit ordinary for whatever reason, this year it has been pretty handy right across the board.”
Mr Lindsay paid particular tribute to his staff Brad Jenkinson and Max Golder for their efforts in crop planting and maintenance.
“We got things in on time and made sure we kept on top of any weed or disease problems and that is critical, they both did a fantastic job there.”
Things worked out just perfectly for us.