Meet our Buy from the Bush Suppliers for Beef Australia

PUBLISHED Mon, 3 May 2021

Copy of Copy of Copy of Copy of Untitled DesignOver the last few weeks, we have been speaking to our suppliers for Beef Week from ‘Buy From the Bush’. Each business will be featured at our stand during the week of #Beef2021. The stubby holders for our networking drinks will feature artworks from Ellie Morris Photography and The Heuston Herd. We will also be offering snacks at the AuctionsPlus stand from Middle of Nowhere Creations, Urbino Ag, and Murrungundy Pistachios.

Ellie Morris Photography

A love for life on the farm saw born and bred country girl Ellie Morris, from Perenjori WA capture the beauty through the lens of the rural landscape. In between work on the farm, Ellie makes the most of her photography skills by capturing the stunning scenery of her home.

“I love what I do and been able to capture the essence of my work and home in one photograph is really special”.

Ellie can’t wait for the opportunity to travel to the Kimberly's and Northern Territory to shoot the amazing waterfalls, rock formations, and thunderstorms which Ellie finds very captivating.

“Thunderstorms are my favorite subject matter to capture, and the wet season storms would create a striking photo especially with lightning”.

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Perenjori, Western Australia 

Instagram: @elliemorrisau

Buy from the Bush: @elliemorris

Website: @elliemorrisphotography

Murrengundy Pistachios 

Murrungundy Pistachios is a family business run by Richard and Diana Barton on their farm, their daughter Lucy is the 5th generation on Murrungundy.

Located at Elong Elong, between Dubbo and Dunedoo, in Central Western NSW, the Barton’s run a cattle and cropping property and began research into growing pistachio nuts back in 1978.

“As there weren’t many pistachio nuts grown in Australia, we decided, pistachio nuts was the crop for us”.

While it took 12 years and a lot of trial and error for the 4,000 trees to deliver their first commercial harvest, the Barton’s orchard is going from strength to strength.

“We have a unique range of products, Natural, Salted, Salt & Pepper, Salt & Vinegar, Curried and Chilli Pistachios, Pistachio Dukkah, Fig & Pistachio Jam, Red Tomato & Pistachio Relish and Pistachio Trail Mix”.

"Keep an eye on the shelves as we are always researching and developing new products. We guarantee that no matter how sophisticated your tastes are, you are sure to enjoy our Pistachio Nut products".

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Elong Elong, NSW

Instagram: @murrungundypistachios

Buy from the Bush: @murrungundy-pistachios

Website: @murrungundypistachios

Middle of Nowhere Creations

Creator and founder of ‘Middle of Nowhere Creations’, Kahlia Mickan found inspiration from her overgrown garden full of home grown produce.

In 2016 Kahlia taught herself the art of preserving which later led to numerous creations and recipes ranging from sweet, savoury, and spicy products.

“We are determined to produce products that are preservative and chemical free and sourced from our garden”.

Living 250km from the nearest town, bulk orders are made with only 3-4 trips a year to Townsville, I guess you could say organisation is key.

“It is a full time job keeping on top of the veggie garden, but no greater satisfaction than producing quality products where I have grown the produce myself…The tomato relish is definitely a hit in our house and is our most popular product to sell”.

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Hughenden, NSW

Facebook: @middleofnowherecreations

Buy from the Bush: @middleofnowherecreations

Website: @middleofnowherecreations

The Heuston Herd

A love for cows and agriculture later saw the founder of the Heuston Herd, Penny Heuston painting these bovine beauties. With a little encouragement from a marketing friend…” more like she dragged me kicking and screaming into it and set up my website for me,” Heuston Herd was created!!

“Buy from the bush has been amazing for me. I am so proud of it, it was set up here in my local town by a friend Grace Brennan when the drought was at its height. Wow, what a success it has been!!

"I owe them so much for all they have done for my business. It has allowed me not to feel guilty when I paint on a ‘school day’, as now my artwork is a legitimate income stream in its own right and I try and paint 1.5 days per week”.

Penny’s favourite artwork from her collection is Bob from Burma. Penny met this cow whilst in Myanmar. “His owner adored him and I can see why, he came up to me for a big cuddle”.

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Warren, NSW

Instagram: @theheustonherd

Buy from the Bush: @theheustonherd

Website: @theheustonherd

Urbino Ag

Urbino Ag is a small family business founded in 2015, offering a range of homemade pecan goods along with bee products. Since Maureen and her husband bought their small farm in 2010, they have been conscious of living a more sustainable lifestyle.

“We have four large pecan trees and in a good year, they produce a lot of nuts...These nuts were the beginning of our journey...We now buy nuts from two pecan farms in the valley and that makes a selection of lovely pecan products”.

Maureen also became a beekeeper at the end of 2015 where she now stocks honey, beeswax wraps and handmade soaps through extracting, bottling and cleaning the wax.

“In terms of our food products, I would say I love my pecan choc chip cookies the most as I have been making them since I was eighteen...People have always told me I should sell them and I have now been doing so for over five years”.

“I get up very early on weekends to make fresh products to sell in my local street stall...I never get tired of it...It is really a passion...I love it when customers tell me how much they enjoy our products”.

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St Albans, NSW

Facebook: @urbinoag

Website: @urbinoag

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These last few weeks you would certainly be forgiven for saying that it has been raining cats and dogs. With massive rainfall events happening over much of the east coast of Australia, we would like to use this week’s blog to encourage you as a reader to jump on the phone and make call to someone you know who is or may be in a flood affected area. Check in on them, see how they are going and see if there is anything you can do to help out.


Some of the Best

This week we celebrate some of the best with a collection of happy snaps from around rural Australia. From herding cattle on horseback, to counting sheep and goats... we even have a happy doggo enjoying a swim! These photos demonstrate the vast landscapes across our country and celebrates the people who live in them.


Food relief provides much-needed help to every day Aussies

In normal times, Foodbank provides essential food and grocery relief to more than 815,000 people across Australia every month who are experiencing food insecurity. These are not normal times and the charities that have been able to remain open during COVID-19 report that demand for food relief has been up 47% on average since the pandemic was declared.


Artisan Sheep Milk Dairy Produces Award Winning Cheese

Award-winning artisan cheese makers Cressida and Michael Cains live and work on their family property; 200-acres of lush, rolling hills in Robertson, the green heart of the Southern Highlands. Named after the Italian word for sheep, Pecora Dairy is Australia’s only working, pure East Friesian ewes, the most productive breed of dairy sheep in the world.

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Passing on Wise Words, 40 years of experience & a Thriving Vet Clinic

He might not be a big talker but Bill Graham has passed on some pearls of wisdom to son Tom over the years. ‘Head down, bum up’ rates up there with his top tips and now he’s passing on something even bigger - his vet practice.


Here's to Strong Women: International Women’s Day

With International Women’s Day taking place earlier in the week we thought it’d be a great opportunity to share with you some of the great captures we have seen over the years of these truly outstanding ladies. We’d also like to thank and recognise them for their unwavering contribution to the Australian Agricultural Industry as it certainly wouldn’t be what it is today without their input.

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‘He Who Panics Last Wins’ Guides Young Auctioneer to Glory

A good mate and childhood mentor once told a young Liam Kirkwood that ‘he who panics last wins’. Liam admits it took him a while to figure out what his friend was on about, but today the 24-year-old champion auctioneer and principal at Ray White Townsville Rural and Livestock lives by those wise words.


We're Bringing an Unsigned Artist to Beef 2021!

AuctionsPlus is proud to be partnering with Beef Australia to deliver Beef 2021! From the 2-8th May 2021, the AuctionsPlus marquee will host thousands of people each day where we plan to inspire and challenge with new tools, genuine conversations and exciting new insights.


Sustainable Fishing & a Love of Science

In 2020, Amy Kirke’s dedication to the ocean and its inhabitants earned her the mantle of Northern Territory AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award winner thanks to her work in sustainable fishing and commitment to encouraging more women into the world of Science, Technology, Math and Engineering (STEM).


Could The Bush Be... (Dare we say it)... Trending?

Pick up your favourite metro paper or magazine and chances are you’ll find stories highlighting people and businesses in the bush. Profiles on country innovation; spreads that include rural products; articles illuminating issues far beyond city borders.


Cream of the Crop Australia's Rural Photographers

As promised, we’d love to share with you some of what we believe are the absolute “cream of the crop” when it comes to Australia’s rural photographers. Some of these extremely talented men and women have been a part of the Thank A Farmer journey since our inception in 2014 and are fundamentally responsible for the success that we have had to date.


Showcasing Australian Agriculture

Check out some of our latest posts! This week we have sheep, we have cattle, and we even have puppies... just some more of the outstanding content coming in from our followers all across the country showcasing the best of Australian agriculture.  

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Sam Heagney on all things Agriculture, Resilience & a Good Tweet

For a boy who grew up in Melbourne, Sam Heagney’s happy place today couldn't be any further from the suburbs. In fact, these days he says he’s never happier than when it’s harvest time and there’s headers, trucks and people running in every direction.


The Journey to Liquid Gold

Alongside her family, Kendra Kerrisk brought Brushwoods olive grove back from the brink. The result? Liquid gold. I’m a mum, a wife, a farmer, a produce lover, an ex-scientist and goal chaser. I’m also the driving force behind Brushwoods. My number one goal? To reconnect Australians with the land upon which their food is grown and the farmers who produce it – beginning right here at our olive grove in the Riverina region of NSW.

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Fifth Generation Farming Family Flourishing Now and Into the Future

In a fifth generation farming family the pull to take on the business is usually pretty strong. For Frank Archer though it was more of a slow burn that’s turned into a roaring career with Landfall Angus, a family owned and operated business in the Tamar Valley, Northern Tasmania.


Ripper Snaps

A couple of the more recent ripper snaps we’ve had the pleasure of sharing with our followers to help you get through the week! We sure do have some talented rural photographers here in Australia. In the coming weeks we’d like to showcase a few of our favourites, so stay tuned for our upcoming “rural photographers” themed blog.

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Moving Forward: Glatz Black Angus to Rebuild after Bushfires

After 25 years in the Angus stud cattle industry Ben Glatz and his family are facing their most devastating challenge yet. Last month a bushfire ripped through their Avenue Range property in South Australia while they were on holidays, destroying all pasture, fencing, fodder and sheds. But the cruelest blow? The loss of 250 cows, weaner bulls and heifers and with them, 25 years of breeding.


A Stark Contrast

This week we’d like to share some amazing captures illustrating the stark contrast that has become evident over the past 12 – 18 months. It’s amazing to see how far we have come in such a short amount of time and here’s to a better 2021!


A Life of Colour, Creativity and the Family Piggery

  My childhood wasn’t like that of most kids’. Mum was a single parent, she raised my sister and I while working a full-time job in town. So come the weekend, us girls would head to the family piggery run by my grandparents. I’d soak up those hours, sitting on my Papa’s knee, singing You Are My Sunshine, eating Bubble O’Bills and feeding the piglets.

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Good Things Come in Threes and Beyond for Lachie and Sophie Kelly

To say things are looking pretty good for Lachie and Sophie Kelly from LSK Poll Dorset & Suffolk Studs would be a bit of an understatement. The young couple bought the entire Clarendon Poll Dorset Stud in 2019, hosted their first on-property sale in 2020 and in May, 2021 they’ll bring home their best addition yet - their first baby.


Promoting Aussie Ag & Its Primary Producers

Our goal when we started Thank A Farmer For Your Next Meal was to promote Aussie Ag and it’s primary producers. A big part of our business is our merchandise, which we utilise to start positive conversations about agriculture.


Get the George & Co Skincare Glow

Georgina Franklin’s small-batch body scrubs, handmade with love and locally-sourced ingredients in Armidale NSW, are set to grow (and glow!) in 2021.

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The Journey to Tell 10,000 Stories

Oli Le Lievre is a young man on a mission. Each night, he dives straight into his passion project; finding and broadcasting fascinating stories of people in agriculture. He’s just clocked 120 stories on his Instagram and podcast: Humans of Agriculture, and he says our industry needs to get better at telling its story… lest somebody else tells it first.

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