MPF Post-Harvest Seminar

When: Friday 29 January 2021
Time: 5:30pm for 6pm start
Where: Cambrai Sportsground

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The annual Murray Plains Farmers Post-Harvest Seminar reviews results from trials hosted in the district during the year and include a guest speaker on an area of relevance to the region’s farmers. This year’s speakers include:

  • Michael Moodie will present the final year of results from the SA Grain Industry Trust-funded Profitable Pulses for the Murray Plains trial, this year at Palmer.
  • SARDI will present results from the wheat and barley National Variety Trial, funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.
  • Farmers and business coaches Tim and Cheryl Freak, Coomandook, will share their insights on how they ramped up their sheep enterprise in the past few years, doubling their stocking rate to 6DSE/ha and consistently retaining 30-45% of their turnover as profit.

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This event is FREE but RSVPs are essential by January 27 for catering and COVID tracing purposes. RSVP online.

For more information, contact MPF coordinator Zoe Starkey at or 0448 964 311.

Meet our guest speakers: Tim and Cheryl Freak

Tim and Cheryl farm 3850 hectares, north of Coomandook in 350mm rainfall, including cropping wheat, barley, oaten hay and lupins and running about 3000 ewes. They farm in conjunction with a young couple, Arran and Anika Loechel, who joined the operations side of the Freak’s business in 2020. Cheryl works part-time as a coach with Farm Owners Academy, an organisation dedicated to helping farm businesses become the best they can be. Tim is currently transitioning the daily operations manager role to Arran and will become a coach with the academy during 2021.

Listen to a podcast from FOA about Tim and Cheryl’s ‘freedom farm’ business here