Where beef is king

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Where beef is king

A quarter of Tasmania’s beef is produced on King Island, in western Bass Strait.

Story + Photos Ken Eastwood

Beef producers on King Island are sitting on a good thing. Some are fourth-generation farmers who have no intention of ever being blown off their lush, green outpost by the ferocious south-westerlies. Others are Queenslanders, sick of battling drought, who caught wind of the Bass Strait nirvana and jumped aboard, joining an isolated community that produces one-quarter of Tasmania’s beef on the 100,000-hectare island.

This story excerpt is from Issue #120

Outback Magazine: August/September 2018

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