• STEPHEN SQUIRES

    Stephen ‘Squiz’ Squires is one of those guys that everyone knows in his home state of Western Australia. He’s got this presence in the wool industry that is not only loved, but adrmired. Respected. Chatting to Squiz he’s a pretty laid back guy, one of those who you just fall easily into conversation with and can quite happily stay there for a few hours. I spent two days with him, being chauffeured around the great southern district of WA visiting woolgrowing properties, getting to know him and tapping into his wealth of knowledge of the wool industry. Growing up on the family farm at Mukinbudin in the Central Wheat Belt,…

  • PERILLUP ESTATE, MOUNT BARKER

        (Left to Right: Mostyn & Dean) Perillup Estate was founded in 1961 by Mostyn Trotter. With no farming background to speak of, he threw himself into the thick of farming and has established a successful merino stud. Starting out with Merryville Rams, Perillup Estate has made the shift into Multi purpose merinos and also into new hands, Mostyn’s son, Dean. Not quite following in his fathers footsteps, Dean put in a bit of  time studying at Ag College. Pulling the plug before graduating, he went out and gained real life farming experience back at home and during his year abroad at a beef and cropping property in Canada. Returning…

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