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Client Stories

Whether you are looking to enhance your primary production, start your succession plan, buy your first property or recover from a natural disaster - QRIDA is committed to supporting your goal.  Read how QRIDA has assisted Queensland's primary producers in the following client stories:


Validation for drought-stricken producers

Beyond the homestead fence on Billy Carson’s sheep and cotton property, the reality of the drought crippling South West Queensland hits hard. See how an independent review through the Farm Business Analysis Assistance program validated what they are already doing.

Succession flows through the channel country

Tenham Station, a beef and sheep property amidst the channel country in South West Queensland, has long run in the Tully name. Read how a First Start Loan helped Joe and his wife Stacey, carry on the family enterprise.

Lessons from a lifetime on the land: Michael and Brenda Bulley

Julia Creek grazier Michael Bulley has been on the land his whole life, but he’s never faced a challenge as big as the devastating flooding which swept North West Queensland in February 2019.

See how the Bulleys were able to access a Restocking, Replanting and On-farm Infrastructure co-contribution grant, administered through the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) on behalf of the Australian Government, to help replace the lost livestock.

Flood recovery grant protecting a nation asset: Megan and Gerald Easton

On an isolated cattle property in North West Queensland, a fourth generation farming family has turned to establishing long term resilience following wide-spread natural disaster.

See how Megan and Gerald Easton were able to access a Restocking, Replanting and On-farm Infrastructure co-contribution grant, administered through the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) on behalf of the Australian Government to replace lost livestock.

Disaster a shared challenge among North West graziers: Corbett and Beris Tritton

Graziers in North West Queensland run a diverse and unique range of businesses but share the same challenges following the monsoon trough event in February.

See how Richmond graziers Corbett and Beris Tritton used a Restocking, Replanting and On-farm Infrastructure co-contribution grant, administered through the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) on behalf of the Australian Government, to help replace the lost livestock and recover long-term.

The Abbotts

Across close to 200 acres of farmland in tropical Far North Queensland, a dedicated farming family is establishing a secure future in the industry – one organic banana at a time.

The Chaplains

As unprecedented weather overwhelmed their families’ North West grazing property, Robert and Ruth Chaplain could do little but ‘take heart’ they could do nothing to reduce the imminent devastation.

Donald Moore

As quickly as the unprecedented floods swept North West Queensland, killing thousands of livestock, and devastating the livelihoods of rural families and their communities, graziers have just as quickly turned their attention to recovery.

The Volz family

Steven and Lisa Volz talk about their power bill savings thanks to a Sustainability Loan.

The Windley family

Hear from Scenic Rim vegetable growers, Ed and Gen Windley, about how they have used First Start and Sustainability Loans to help them establish and expand their business and fulfill their passion to grow and provide farm fresh, locally grown produce.

Nathan Warnock

See how fifth-generation farmer Nathan Warnock used a First Start Loan to kick start his career in the cattle industry.

The Muller family

See how South East Queensland tomato growers Troy and Vicki Muller used a Sustainability Loan to expand their horticulture business. Learn more on Sustainability Loans.

The Kirk family

With beef in the blood and the determination to succeed, Central Queensland graziers Garrett and Kate Kirk have put in the hard work to achieve their dream of owning and managing their own successful beef enterprise.

Client stories - First Start and Sustainability Loans

QRIDA's First Start and Sustainability Loans provide primary producers with the opportunity to access up to $2 million to cover capital costs to enter into primary production, or to achieve a more productive and sustainable primary production enterprise. Learn how some of our clients have successfully used First Start and Sustainability Loans to achieve their farming goals in our client stories.

Client stories - Disaster Assistance

QRIDA's Natural Disaster Assistance provides primary producers and small businesses affected by eligible disasters with the opportunity to access low interest loans of up to $250,000. Learn how some of our clients have successfully used these loans in the following client stories.

Client stories - Rural Economic Development Grants

Rural Economic Grants offer up to $250,000 in co-contribution to agribusiness projects that boost employment opportunities across Queensland.

Client stories - Drought Loans

QRIDA's Drought Assistance Concessional Loans provide up to $1 million to assist farm businesses manage, recover from and prepare for droughts and maintain prospects for long term commercial viability.

Client stories - Farm Debt Services

Farm Debt Services provides access to a suite of programs designed to assist and support primary producers experiencing financial difficulty.

Last updated
28 February 2020