The farm has the capacity to finish 5,000 cattle per year. They also grow maize, barley and wheat on 320 hectares. They buy in cattle and finish them under 22 months. Barbara is in charge of paper work, weighing cattle when they arrive and selecting cattle for the factory. She says she loves her job as she has the perfect mix of office and outdoor work.

Before she got married, Barbara’s husband John presented her with an in-calf pedigree Charolais heifer for Christmas. The heifer, Ava, gave birth to a male calf that went on to win rosettes in a few local shows.