Plum pudding in the paddock

Gregor Heard
December 21 2016 - 1:20pm
Dale Hateley and his children Isabel (being held) Chloe, Riley and Tahlia, take the Christmas spirit out to the family’s block at Cooack, north of Mitre last week.
Dale Hateley and his children Isabel (being held) Chloe, Riley and Tahlia, take the Christmas spirit out to the family’s block at Cooack, north of Mitre last week.

THERE will be no lengthy Christmas festivities in the Hateley househould at Mitre in the west Wimmera this year, with a significant proportion of the family’s crop still to be harvested.

Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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