Princess Royal Station 2018

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Dec 14, 2018 12:43:09 PM
 
Well, its that time of year. The Christmas decorations are going up and the carols have started on the radio. As 2018 comes to an end here at Princess Royal, we thought we’d share a snippet of what has been a somewhat trying season as well as some of the achievements we are proud of in this last blog of the year.
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Topics: Australians, Agriculture, History, Farmers, Farming, Australia, South australia, Family, Farming Families

How has Australian Agriculture Changed?

Posted by Princess Royal Station on May 4, 2018 12:22:43 PM
Australian farms have come a long way in Australian agricultures very short history.
 
The ABS published that there were 85,681 farms in Australia with a gross value of production of  $60.8 billion in 2016-17 (ABS, 2017 These figures are made even more impressive by the fact that our Aussie farmers are so good at what they do that they can not only provide for the Australian population but export a significant amount to other countries, further supporting the Australian economy .
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Topics: Australians, Agriculture, Productivity, Technology, History, Farmers, Farming, Australia

When did Australians learn to love wine?

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Feb 9, 2018 8:04:00 AM

There is no doubting that us Aussies love our plonk. The ABS published that in 2012-13, 487.7 million litres of Australian wine was sold domestically for $2,369.2 million! (ABS, 2013

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Topics: Australia, Australian, History, Wine, Wine Regions, South australia, Australians

Who were Australia's Drovers?

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Jan 25, 2018 9:16:00 AM

The Australian drover is a highly regarded aspect of Australia’s agricultural history and many authors of books, poems and articles have made the Australian Drover and their wives famous folk law.

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Topics: Australia, Australian, droving, drovers, stock routes, Livestock, History

Bob Rowe

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Jul 3, 2017 8:39:19 AM

Together the late Robert ‘Bob’ Rowe and his son Simon established what is now known as Princess Royal Station. Bob is a South Australian meat and livestock icon and was at the forefront of the South Australian beef industry for many decades, treading where others feared for many years.

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Topics: Australia, Rural, Agriculture, Australian Beef, Beef, Beef Cattle, Cattle, History, Industry, Insider, Livestock, Trading

A Brief History of South Australian Agriculture

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Mar 24, 2017 4:24:37 PM

Unlike the eastern states of Australia, South Australia was not colonised by convicts, the state was committed to a ‘free’ settlement when the South Australian Association, formed in late 1833, promoted the state to Europeans. (Bound for South Australia

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Topics: Agriculture, Livestock, Farming, Industry, Producers, Australia, History, Production, Quality, Cropping

Burra Creek Wines: The History

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Aug 26, 2016 5:24:35 PM

Our vineyard was the brain child of Simon Rowe after an anonymous man said to him that our area around Burra “was as good a country for growing red grapes as he’d seen.” So, Simon teamed up with an old friend and winemaker, Andrew Hardy and planted 30 acres of Shiraz and Cabernet vines.

 

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Topics: Organic, Organic Wine, Wine, Burra, History, Wine Regions

Our Top Rated Cattle Breeds for South Australia

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Feb 1, 2016 8:12:37 AM

 

The cattle industry has been a big part of South Aussie culture for many, many years. With our gorgeous rolling hills and wide open spaces, it’s no wonder that it’s a location that many in cattle farming industry are proud to call home. 

At Princess Royal Station, we count ourselves among the lucky people to live and work in such a beautiful surrounding. 

At our stations and properties, we raise and feedlot a variety of cattle. Shorthorn, Angus and Droughtmaster are the types of cattle you will see grazing along our hillsides. 

So, why do we raise these breeds? What characteristics and traits allow them to thrive in our South Australian climate?

We reckon these breeds stand out from the herd (yes, pun intended) - here’s why. 

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Topics: Insider, History, Cattle, Information, Angus, Droughtmaster, Beef, Shorthorn

A Brief History of Beef

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Nov 16, 2015 12:48:44 PM

While seeing a herd of cows grazing on the pasture seems an iconic country Australian vision, have you ever stopped to consider the history of beef in Australia? Buckle up for a brief history on beef. It’s a catchy title, we know.

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Topics: History, Cattle, Information, Beef, The Station, Environmental Focus

Discover the Story Behind Princess Royal

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Jul 23, 2015 11:12:27 AM

In the Begining 

Designed by renowned architect Edmund Wright, the heritage listed Princess Royal Homestead was built in 1864 in a ‘Victorian English country house’ style. Originally purchased by John Tyler, the old Princess Royal Mining Company land was sold as a sheep station, hence the name Princess Royal Station. 

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Topics: History, The Station, What we do

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