Meet our Producers...
The current zero water allocation in the Southern Riverina irrigation area is already taking its toll on local business. Owners of local business Tasker’s Deniliquin, Meredith and Jamie Tasker, give us an insight of the impact that the zero water allocation has meant to them so far.
Michael and Sheree Rennie
My name is Michael Rennie. My wife Sheree and I produce potatoes 25 kms east of Deniliquin. We have 4 children. We have been established here for 20 years growing potatoes for processing; currently supplying Smiths Crisps in Brisbane.
John and his grandson Lachlan
Being able to irrigate is integral to John having a sustainable and profitable farming system. When the operation is profitable, he can contribute to the local community through spending locally and employing local contractors, which in small towns rely on farmers like John.
The Brooks Family farm 3000ha of mostly irrigated cropping country including wheat, canola and corn crops between Barooga and Mulwala. Here is their story and how a low allocation affects them.
Joe and Sue Weir
Our names are Joe and Sue Weir. We purchased our property in the Southern Riverina at Blighty in 2005 with our 5 children. We wanted to invest our lives into this farming community and start our business “Bimbella Beef”.
Meet the Deni Field Air team. Field Air is an agricultural air service company which started in 1963 in Ballarat and opened their Deniliquin office in 1972.