Day in the life of an Aussie farmer: The Lagoon farmer Dan Owens

ON THE MOVE: The Lagoon farmer Dan Owens, with some of his stock that is being readied for restocking. Photo: BRADLEY JURD
ON THE MOVE: The Lagoon farmer Dan Owens, with some of his stock that is being readied for restocking. Photo: BRADLEY JURD

Friday last week was a different day for The Lagoon farmer Dan Owens, as he was busy loading lambs to be restocked onto another property. 

However, every day is a different day for Mr Owens and he said it’s a very optimistic time to be a farmer.

“Our product is in demand – wool, beef and lamb. The future of farming is very optimistic at the moment. ,” he explained.

“We have about 500 cattle and 8000 merino ewes.”

Mr Owens and his brother Steve are responsible for some 6000 acres of land – the majestic Nanena property – which has been passed down from their father John.

John was given the land from his father Hector, who was the son of Harry, who originally owned the then 2500 acre property.

“We use to be wool focused but now we’re more based on ewes. Before the ewes, we used to be more based on the wether,” Mr Owens said. 

“We just breed on our farm.” 

He said the best part of being a farmer is being on the land, caring for it and producing it from start to finish.

“I’d encourage any other younger people to pursue a career in agricultural whether it be crops, animals or marketing,” he said.

On Tuesday, November 21, Australia will acknowledge farmers on National Agriculture Day. 

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