Big plans in sight for driven youngster

AGRICULTURE has always been a passion for 19-year-old Matthew Hyde who grew up on his family’s  5261 hectare (13,000 acre) Dalwallinu property.
AGRICULTURE has always been a passion for 19-year-old Matthew Hyde who grew up on his family’s 5261 hectare (13,000 acre) Dalwallinu property.
THERE’s nothing quite like biting into a juicy feijoa.
Hold up, what the feijoa is that? you say.
11 Dec 17 THERE’s nothing quite like biting into a juicy feijoa. Hold up, what the feijoa is that? you say.
FOR anyone who has ever cooked with saffron, they know that a little of the exotic, aromatic spice goes a long way.
10 Dec 17 FOR anyone who has ever cooked with saffron, they know that a little of the exotic, aromatic spice goes a long way.
AS they watch their three young sons splash around in a shallow waterway on their property in the Ord River region of the East Kimberley, Matt and Melanie Gray can’t help but think about what a different turn their lives could have taken.
09 Dec 17 AS they watch their three young sons splash around in a shallow waterway on their property in the Ord River region of the East Kimberley, Matt and Melanie Gray can’t help but think about...
BACK in 1992 Paul and Sue Kelly planted a niche crop on their Mingenew farm.
09 Dec 17 BACK in 1992 Paul and Sue Kelly planted a niche crop on their Mingenew farm.
WHILE once most commonly found in curries in the Western world, these days turmeric is a trendy addition to everything from lattes through to beauty products.
08 Dec 17 WHILE once most commonly found in curries in the Western world, these days turmeric is a trendy addition to everything from lattes through to beauty products.
THE deep red Pindan soil, contrasting with the crystal clear blue water of the Indian Ocean, makes the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley region of Western Australian one of the most spectacular visual feasts.
08 Dec 17 THE deep red Pindan soil, contrasting with the crystal clear blue water of the Indian Ocean, makes the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley region of Western Australian one of the most...
THE Mingenew community came together last Saturday night to wrap up Movember activities that included a massive fundraising campaign and highlighted issues of men’s health  such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide.
08 Dec 17 THE Mingenew community came together last Saturday night to wrap up Movember activities that included a massive fundraising campaign and highlighted issues of men’s health such as...
12 Nov 17 HAVING a taste for agriculture has been beneficial for Nicholas Hardie who is firmly entrenched in the industry.
HAVING a taste for agriculture has been beneficial for Nicholas Hardie who is firmly entrenched in the industry.
12 Nov 17 HAVING a taste for agriculture has been beneficial for Nicholas Hardie who is firmly entrenched in the industry.
WHILE many graduates from across the State will soon be celebrating the end of high school with a well-earned summer break, Walkaway’s Ben Rowe has other plans.
11 Nov 17 WHILE many graduates from across the State will soon be celebrating the end of high school with a well-earned summer break, Walkaway’s Ben Rowe has other plans.
THERE was a strong rural connection when the Subway store at Hawaiian’s Bassendean Shopping Village was part of the Subway Helps Fight Hunger in Australia ‘Live Feed’ promotion last Friday.
09 Nov 17 THERE was a strong rural connection when the Subway store at Hawaiian’s Bassendean Shopping Village was part of the Subway Helps Fight Hunger in Australia ‘Live Feed’ promotion last Friday.
A RARE horse-drawn hearse was the highlight of the LiveLighter Heavy Horse Festival in Northam recently.
09 Nov 17 A RARE horse-drawn hearse was the highlight of the LiveLighter Heavy Horse Festival in Northam recently.
WHEN two passionate people decide to focus their time and energy on producing premium, carefully-crafted roasted coffee, the result makes you sit up and take notice.
01 Nov 17 WHEN two passionate people decide to focus their time and energy on producing premium, carefully-crafted roasted coffee, the result makes you sit up and take notice.
COMMUNITY spirit is alive and well in Perenjori – in fact it’s well and truly buzzing since the local café opened its doors in July last year.
01 Nov 17 COMMUNITY spirit is alive and well in Perenjori – in fact it’s well and truly buzzing since the local café opened its doors in July last year.
THE word is getting around the Wheatbelt that there is some pretty good coffee on offer out Bruce Rock way.
30 Oct 17 THE word is getting around the Wheatbelt that there is some pretty good coffee on offer out Bruce Rock way.
IMAGINE walking down Australia’s whitest beach, admiring the contrast of white sand against the piercing blue of the waters of Lucky Bay, in the Cape Le Grand National Park.
30 Oct 17 IMAGINE walking down Australia’s whitest beach, admiring the contrast of white sand against the piercing blue of the waters of Lucky Bay, in the Cape Le Grand National Park.
FOR many of us, having a cup of coffee is simply a daily ritual, or something we use as an excuse to catch up with a friend.
But for Nick Raven, coffee is a way of life.
29 Oct 17 FOR many of us, having a cup of coffee is simply a daily ritual, or something we use as an excuse to catch up with a friend. But for Nick Raven, coffee is a way of life.

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My total income is from livestock production in WA as a 1 man operation and I agree completely I
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i was 15 years old when I went up to liveringa station in 1961.with j.drakebrockman . the old
Dairy farmers have one week left (Friday 15 December) to register for the Australian Dairy Conference (ADC) to be eligible for farmer early bird rates and save $100 off Full Conference Registration.14 Dec 17 Dairy farmers have one week left (Friday 15 December) to register for the Australian Dairy Conference (ADC) to be...
For many the fear of rising farm debt and even the slightest lift in interest rates has an apprehension ranking on a scale similar to drought, bushfires, the collapse of wool’s reserve price scheme, or a live cattle export ban.13 Dec 17 For many the fear of rising farm debt and even the slightest lift in interest rates has an apprehension ranking on a...