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With Christmas just around the corner, we take this time to reflect on the year that has just been. The 2023 mustering season has come to an end with the team and countless others successfully managing to get over 1 million acres (over Yarrie and Coongan Station) mustered, processed, trucked and let out in the past 5 months. Everyone who chipped in and provided support from near and far to make this possible we want to say a massive thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Although a delayed start to the season – thanks to nature having other plans – the team worked exceptionally hard to see out the season positively. Mid-April, Cyclone Ilsa made landfall tossing and turning the landscape in and around Yarrie. Clean up was no easy task but everyone put their gloves on and got to work checking cattle, mending fences, replacing bores, checking mills, clearing roads, cutting wood and the list goes on. Even to this day, we are all still working on cleaning up and completing repairs from the cyclone. But all is not lost when talking about cyclone Ilsa. Yarrie welcomed the massive amounts of rainfall that feel in certain areas promoting lush vegetation for our cattle to graze on.

Throughout the year, the Outback Beef team maintained the momentum from mustering to place second at the KPCA Livestock Handling Competition. This event brought over 20 teams from stations across the Pilbara and Kimberley regions to showcase quality stockmanship and livestock handling skills.

Another highlight for all at Yarrie Station was that our beef won Silver at the 2023 Royal Perth Show Awards. This is a massive achievement and a testament to the hard work and years of love and care for our beef. Not to mention our popular jerky also won silver and bronze at the show as well.

The farm, located 2 hours north of Perth, saw below average rainfall this year. The team worked tirelessly to be able to make our hay and receive and finish our cattle for Outback Beef. The Farm team participated in running a compost trial for regenerative soil improvement.

What a way to round out the 2023 season with the arrival of beautiful Mabelle Rose Fox Coppin. We are all so excited to welcome her to Yarrie and watch her grow alongside her two sisters.

And last but not least, we wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year from our Yarrie Family to yours.

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