Wide tracks down under
Gooding Farm, west of Dalby, is run by Tom with his two brothers and father, Dave. Tom's grandfather bought the farm 40 years ago after selling his dairy farm on the coast. Initially, the Goodings had a cattle farm before bull rearing. But climatic changes made it difficult to obtain food, so, over the past 15 years, Dave and Tom have switched to 3,500 hectares of arable land. “We get along really well and always have fun at work. We talk about the tasks involved and divide them up among us, so we all pitch in,” Tom says of his family of ten.