Lunch fit for a king
IT IS probably the closest thing to the English countryside we have here in the Valley.
It's a historic sandstone castle perched high upon the hillside, overlooking rich pastoral land and the gentle sweeping river, although the gloriously sunny winter's day that accompanied this sight was something the Old Country could only dream of.
Yulgilbar Station, home to The Castle, was playing host to a variety of visitors yesterday to showcase and thank those associated with the award-winning beef property.
Station owners Baillieu and Sarah Myer were there to greet guests who travelled from as far away as Paraguay and Brazil to see the working station in action and inspect the world acclaimed santa gertrudis cattle it produces.
Mrs Myer said the international visitors arranged to tour the property before heading to Queensland. "We thought it would be good for them to stop here for lunch."
Station manager Rob Sinnamon said the gathering was also a way to thank the station's clients and supporters.
"We have various people here, buyers, agents, meat processors and visitors from Paraguay and Brazil who are touring out here to see how we do things, inspect cattle and buy genetics to take back home," Mr Sinnamon said.
Mr Sinnamon and the South American visitors will be heading up to Brisbane this week to attend the santa gertrudis conference.
They will also attend the Ekka (the Queensland agricultural show) where Yulgilbar-bred beasts will be competing.
"We will be taking a few up there. We have been very successful with our steers in Brisbane."