Robert, Jill and Andrew Milne, White Park, Wirrabara, SA

The Milne family history began at White Park in 1912. Throughout its history the property has always run merino sheep with some cropping.  Today they run 2,000 merino sheep.

In 1965 Robert came home to start farming and grazing and was joined by his wife Jill in 1973.  Andrew grew up on White Park and left for education and work in his youth but returned in 2002 to work alongside his parents in running the farming operation.

According to Robert being a woolgrower at White Park is challenging. “It’s a challenge to produce the best quality fibre in our high rainfall district.  It requires sourcing rams from similar rainfall areas in New South Wales that have very white wool to successfully eradicate weather affected fleece,” said Robert.

“We are always looking for ways to improve our productivity. We will continue to grow wool and use the option of breeding crossbred lambs from older ewes to ensure the operation remains worthwhile and economical.”

Q. What does it mean to you to know who is wearing your wool?

A. Knowing who is wearing our wool is an interesting concept.  We become accountable for our genetic selection to produce a product which is highly suitable for a particular end use.

Q. What would you like to say to the person wearing your wool?

A. I hope you enjoy our wool.