We at High Spa welcome varied groups of overseas visitors with agricultural interests.
Interesting discussion arises from comparing the issues and current affairs matters that affect farmers from different nations.
For the second successive year High Spa has been delighted to host farmers from the UK, show them our cattle and farm and explain some of our farming practices.
Recent problems for the UK farmers were the opposite of ours (as of the date of their 6th March 2016 visit). They have had to deal with a winter of almost constant flooding, waterlogged land etc
We informed them, and they could see for themselves, one of the biggest issues many Australian farmers were facing (and also in our area) is a very dry, tough season. Water is a constant problem during drought conditions. Another interesting discussion point was about our replacement female beef herd – whether or not large numbers of export breeding females departing from Australia will lessen our total female herds to detriment.
One couple of our most recent overseas group were not farmers, but they came on the tour because they wanted to meet “real” Australians and to see more of our country than tourist attractions offered.
It is part that mentality that encourages us to continually open our gates to interested parties locally and from around the world.