The 2020/2021 harvest has now solidified itself as a true bin buster for many parts of the east coast, and will no doubt be reflected on for many years to come.
Australia's Clare Valley is known for a lot of things. Wineries and cellar doors are often the first that spring to mind, and others might know of its growing reputation for hay. But dairy cows are not what you are likely to see.
As the old saying goes, there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. It would appear, however, that as times goes on, we can add another to that list of certainties: Good hay production years brings with it spring rain.
Like many farming enterprises in Far North Queensland, Howe Farming Enterprises started small, experimenting with tobacco and vegetables in the early 1950s.