These days, plenty of industries are actively promoting gender equality in the workplace. However, few have been slower to do this than the agricultural industry. Despite there being a strong push towards change in this area, there are still far more men than women involved in farming and agriculture.
Not all Australian’s are blessed with the privilege of growing up on a farm. The skills and knowledge that you pick up become second nature. Country kids get to learn hands-on skills like how to properly care for a range of animals. They also learn first-hand the work that goes into preparing, growing and harvesting the crops that produce the food on our plates.
There is a stigma surrounding men’s health, especially mental illness, that constrains the appeal to ask for help. Everyone will experience highs and lows in their lives, but research has shown that men are far less likely to seek help and support than women, especially in rural and remote areas.
Simon Rowe, the Director of Princess Royal explains why he thinks that now, more than ever, producers have to stay focused on the future: To be successful we must be able to adapt to market fluctuations and take a hold of new opportunities as they arise. More than ever before I think that producers need to make alliances with other producers in buying, backgrounding ,feed lotting and processing to ensure growth and profitability within the marketplace.
Our vineyard was the brain child of Simon Rowe after an anonymous man said to him that our area around Burra “was as good a country for growing red grapes as he’d seen.” So, Simon teamed up with an old friend and winemaker, Andrew Hardy and planted 30 acres of Shiraz and Cabernet vines.
Princess Royal was proud to support two events at the Royal Adelaide Show this year. Princess Royal was delighted to sponsor the All-Breed Led Champion Pair and the Royal Adelaide Show World Cup Show Jumping event, once again.
Most people would know the basics of hay and why it is used. A big part of our cropping program at Princess Royal includes the production of hay, so let’s have a look a little closer at what goes into producing hay at Princess Royal.