River Cottage Australia

What Does a Farm Manager Do?

If you have ever wondered what happens on a farm, Tilba local Darcy Hoyer can tell you. 

Born in 1963 to parents Norma and Kathy, Darcy Hoyer was brought up on a beautiful dairy farm in the district of Tilba - a land of rich volcanic soils, rugged hills, and grand rocky tors.

Using his experience growing up with cattle, Darcy now applies it to his work, where he acts as Farm Manager on a number of properties in the local area.

The job Darcy does is varied, and includes:

  • Maintaining and repairing farm buildings, machinery and equipment
  • Co-ordinating the movement of livestock between paddocks and organising for the animals to be processed
  • Practical activities such as driving tractors, operating machinery, feeding and drenching livestock, spraying fields,
  • Land management and maintaining biodiversity

About the Hoyer Family Farm

Renowned for its rolling, green farmland, beautiful forests, lakes and beaches, Sherringham Farm is nestled at the base of the imposing Little Mt Dromedary, situated adjacent to the ocean with views to Bermagui, a large wetlands, and Mt Dromedary/Gulaga.

Six generations of the Hoyer family have called Sherringham Farm home since the 1880s. Significant is its status as the last remaining dairy farm in the hands of the original selector family.


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