Merkin Pastoral 1996 to 2010
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The Merkin Group has proved that agribusiness done well, is highly profitable and outperforms many other sectors in the economy. The Merkin name is synonymous with some of the country’s most iconic organic cattle properties and horse studs.
Merkin Pastoral Holdings Pty Ltd is the trustee for the various Rothsey Family investments which form The Merkin Group of Companies.
In Agribusiness Merkin Pastoral practise holistic farming practises and pay particular regard to the environment, protecting the biodiversity of their properties and their immediate communities, and demonstrating the partnership between food production and the environment that has seen Sean Rothsey receive local , state and federal government recognition for their achievements in this area.
Until 2010 The Rothsey Family wholly owned the Farming Partnership of Merkin Pastoral and Land and partnered with key management, genetic providers and other suppliers to deliver environmentally clean beef. Merkin Pastoral and Land only farm land owned and controlled by The Merkin Group.
Since 1995 Merkin Pastoral has developed and operated Noosa Hinterland properties “Whyamba Station”, “Beauty Falls”, “Highfield ” and “Garryowen Park” and owned and operated Queensland icon pastoral properties such as “Eskdale West Station”, “Eskdale South” and “Avonmore” in the Brisbane Valley and “The Glen”, ” Fallowfield”, ” Sugarloaf “, and “Liscard” in the Pilton Valley.
Since 2004 Merkin Pastoral have been developing the flagship property at Cooran “Merkin Park” a fully equipped cattle breeding and equestrian complex which is now under the stewardship of Lee and Trish Rothsey.
While these properties have now all been sold, The Merkin Group is proud of its history of practising holistic farming with high regard for the environment, protecting the biodiversity of its properties, engaging with its surrounding communities, and demonstrating the partnership between food production and the environment.